The Christmas Album

  • 1

    Colorado Christmas

    Looking out the window of this hollywood hotel,
    You'd never know that it was christmas eve.
    The billboards and the neon took the place of silver bells,
    And the temperature is 84 degrees.
    I can hear the traffic on the crowded strip below
    As the palm trees poke their heads above the scene
    There's not a single reindeer and it hardly ever snows,
    And santa drives a rolls royce limosine.

    But all along the rockies you can feel it in the air
    From telluride to boulder down below
    The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere
    Is a quiet christmas morning in the colorado snow

    I remember christmases when I was just a boy
    In the morning I would run to see the tree.
    And the carolers on the hillside sang their songs of christmas joy
    Well, I always thought they sang them just for me.
    Now the sun is setting in the california sky
    And I can't find the spirit anywhere
    So I think it's time for me to tell los angeles goodbye
    I'm going back home toook for christmas there

    But all along the rockies you can feel it in the air
    From telluride to boulder down below
    The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere
    Is a quiet christmas morning in the colorado snow
  • 2

    We Three Kings

    We three kings of Orient are
    Bearing gifts we traverse afar
    Field and fountain, moor and mountain
    Following yonder star

    O Star of wonder, star of night
    Star with royal beauty bright
    Westward leading, still proceeding
    Guide us to thy Perfect Light

    Born a King on Bethlehem's plain
    Gold I bring to crown Him again
    King forever, ceasing never
    Over us all to rein

    O Star of wonder, star of night
    Star with royal beauty bright
    Westward leading, still proceeding
    Guide us to Thy perfect light

    Frankincense to offer have I
    Incense owns a Deity nigh
    Pray'r and praising, all men raising
    Worship Him, God most high

    O Star of wonder, star of night
    Star with royal beauty bright
    Westward leading, still proceeding
    Guide us to Thy perfect light

    Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
    Breathes of life of gathering gloom
    Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
    Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

    O Star of wonder, star of night
    Star with royal beauty bright
    Westward leading, still proceeding
    Guide us to Thy perfect light

    Glorious now behold Him arise
    King and God and Sacrifice
    Alleluia, Alleluia
    Earth to heav'n replies

    O Star of wonder, star of night
    Star with royal beauty bright
    Westward leading, still proceeding
    Guide us to Thy perfect light
  • 3

    Christmas Dinner

    Now there's a big fat turkey or maybe a ham
    Round fluffy biscuits all covered with jam
    Blackberry, huckleberry, mince and pumpkin pies
    If you don't watch out, you're gonna double your size

    Mommy's in the kitchen and Daddy's at the tree
    Little boys and girls all shouting with glee
    Granny sets the table, everyone's in place
    When she says, "Come and get it," you really see a race

    Look at the jiblip gravy
    And the big brown drumstick
    Daddy says, "Don't get the tummy ache
    Here comes your mother with a big fruit cake"

    There's a floating custard and pudding too
    Oodles and oodles for me and you
    I'll say one thing and you must agree
    What a happy, happy time Christmas dinner can be

    Look at the jiblib gravy
    And the big brown drumstick
    Daddy says, "Don't get the tummy ache
    Here comes your mother with a big fruit cake"

    There's a floating custard and pudding too
    oodles and oodles for me and you
    I'll say one thing and you must agree
    What a happy, happy time Christmas dinner will be

    Now we're all together what bountiful fare
    Mother sits down next to babies high chair
    Daddy folds his hand and bows his head
    Let's all give thanks for the blessings we have
  • 4

    One Christmas Tree

    The season is on us when all our dreams come true
    And for a while the spirit of giving is renewed
    And children wonder about the truth of things
    That they say at church or hear the angels sing
    Our kids have two trees one at each of our homes
    Yours with antique balls and mine with dime store globes
    Their Christmas wish is as simple as it's clearv Let their parents pride and anger disappear

    So this year at Yuletide here's how we'll do it
    We'll put up one Christmas tree
    Then gather 'round it, sing hallelujah
    Peace on earth and to our family
    The kids swear they remember loving years before
    When they heard the neighbors caroling at our door
    And mom and dad were both snuggled in one chair
    Watching wrapping paper flying everywhere

    So this year at Yuletide here's how we'll do it
    We'll put up one Christmas tree
    Then gather 'round it, sing hallelujah
    Peace on earth and to our family and to our family
    Peace on earth to our family
    Peace on earth and to our family
  • 5

    Silent Night

    Silent night, holy night
    All is calm, all is bright
    Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
    Holy Infant so tender and mild
    Sleep in heavenly peace
    Sleep in heavenly peace

    Silent night, holy night!
    Shepherds quake at the sight
    Glories stream from heaven afar
    Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
    Christ, the Saviour is born
    Christ, the Saviour is born

    Silent night, holy night
    Son of God, love's pure light
    Radiant beams from Thy holy face
    With the dawn of redeeming grace
    Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
    Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "
  • 6

    This Christmas Morning

    Here we come wassailing spreading the news
    Of a child born Christmas morning
    Son of God and Savior of Man
    Christ is come this Christmas morning
    Spread the glad tidings near and far
    Rejoice this Christmas morning
    Glory to God give thanks today
    For the child born Christmas morning
    Sing a song of celebration
    Joy to the earth let all proclaim
    Here we come wassailing spreading the news
    Of a child born Christmas morning
    People are gathered to share their love
    And embrace this special morning
    Sharing a gift from Heaven above
    Of a child born Christmas morning
    Light a light and join the chorus
    Following in his loving grace
    Carry the message for all to hear
    Of a child born Christmas morning
    Christ is born this morning
    Christ is born this morning
    Christ is born this morning
    Christ is born this morning
    Here we come wassailing spreading the news
    Of a child born Christmas morning
    Son of God and Savior of Man
    Christ is come this Christmas morning
    Spread the glad tidings near and far
    Rejoice this Christmas morning
    Glory to God give thanks today
    For the child born Christmas morning
    For the child born Christmas morning
    Christ is come this Christmas morning
    Christ is born this morning
    He's come this Christmas morning
    Christ is born this morning
    He's come this Christmas morning
    Christ is born this morning
    He's come this Christmas, this Christmas morning
  • 7

    Silver Bells

    City sidewalks busy sidewalks .
    Dressed in holiday style
    In the air
    There's a feeling
    of Christmas
    Children laughing
    People passing
    Meeting smile after smile
    And on ev'ry street corner you'll hear

    Silver bells silver bells
    It's Christmas time in the city
    Ring a ling hear them sing
    Soon it will be Christmas day

    Strings of street lights
    Even stop lights
    Blink a bright red and green
    As the shoppers rush
    home with their treasures

    Hear the snow crunch
    See the kids bunch
    This is Santa's big scene
    And above all this bustle
    You'll hear
    Silver bells, silver bells
    It's Christmas time in the city
    Ring-a-ling, hear them sing
    Soon it will be Christmas day
  • 8

    It Came upon a Midnight Clear

    It came upon the midnight clear,
    That glorious song of old,
    From angels bending near the earth,
    To touch their harps of gold:
    "Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
    From heavens all gracious King!"
    The world in solemn stillness lay
    To hear the angels sing.

    Still through the cloven skies they come,
    With peaceful wings unfurled;
    And still their heavenly music floats
    O'er all the weary world:
    Above its sad and lowly plains
    They bend on hovering wing,
    And ever o'er its Babel sounds
    The blessed angels sing.

    O ye beneath life's crushing load,
    Whose forms are bending low,
    Who toil along the climbing way
    With painful steps and slow;
    Look now, for glad and golden hours
    Come swiftly on the wing;
    Oh rest beside the weary road
    And hear the angels sing.

    For lo! the days are hastening on,
    By prophets seen of old,
    When with the ever-circling years
    Shall come the time foretold,
    When the new heaven and earth shall own
    The Prince of Peace, their King,
    And the whole world send back the song
    Which now the angels sing.
  • 9

    Love Has Brought Him Here

    In the crowded streets of this desert town
    I?ve heard the rumor going ?round
    But it doesn?t seem the time or place
    For a savior child to bring his grace
    There?s too much trouble, greed and tears
    Who could greet him, conscience clear?
    And who among us would believe
    Till the trumpets sound his song
    That the promised one has come

    Then a star came out and the cattle low
    And the street turned bright with a mangers glow
    I thought I heard the message clear that love has brought Him here

    Who are these people, peasant poor
    Who sit inside the stable door
    Where is the sense in such a choice
    What have we waited for
    Seems a King should have much more

    Then the star turned bright and the mother smiled
    At this gift of life her precious child
    I saw right then the message clear that love has brought Him here

    Then the star came out and the cattle low
    And the street shone bright with a manger?s glow
    And this old world will one day know the love that?s brought Him here
    The love that?s brought Him here
    The love that?s brought Him here
  • 10

    Little Drummer Boy

    Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
    A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
    Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
    To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
    rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

    So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
    When we come.

    Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
    I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
    I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
    That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
    rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

    Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
    On my drum?

    Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
    The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
    I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
    I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
    rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

    Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
    Me and my drum.
  • 11

    Jingle Bells

    Dashing through the snow
    In a one horse open sleigh
    O'er the fields we go
    Laughing all the way
    Bells on bob tails ring
    Making spirits bright
    What fun it is to laugh and sing
    A sleighing song tonight

    Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh, what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, jingle bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh, what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh

    A day or two ago
    I thought I'd take a ride
    And soon Miss Fanny Bright
    Was seated by my side
    The horse was lean and lank
    Misfortune seemed his lot
    We got into a drifted bank
    And then we got upsot

    Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh, what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, jingle bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh, what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh yeah

    Jingle bells, jingle bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh, what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, jingle bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh, what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh