The Customs of Christmas

Singing Christmas Carols — M-N

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A Marshmallow World Merry Christmas, Darling A Merry, Merry Christmas To You
My Favorite Things Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey The Night Before Christmas Song
Nuttin' For Christmas

A Marshmallow World

Words by Carl Sigman; music by Peter De Rose

It's a marshmallow world in the winter
When the snow comes to cover the ground.
It's the time for play.
It's a whipped cream day.
I wait for it the whole year round.
Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly
In the arms of the evergreen trees.
And the sun is red
Like a pumpkin head
It's shining so your nose won't freeze.
The world is your snowball;
See how it grows.
That's how it goes,
Whenever it snows.
The world is your snowball:
Just for a song,
Get out and roll it along.
It's a yum- yummy world made for sweethearts.
Take a walk with your favorite girl.
It's a sugar date
What if spring is late.
In winter it's a marshmallow world
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Merry Christmas, Darling

Words by Frank Pooler; music by Richard Carpenter

Greeting cards have all been sent,
The Christmas rush is through,
But I still have one wish to make,
A special one for you:

Merry Christmas, darling.
We're apart, that's true,
But I can dream, and in my dreams,
I'm Christmasing with you.
Holidays are joyful.
There's always something new.
But ev'ryday's a holiday
When I'm near to you.
The lights on my tree,
I wish you could see.
I wish it ev'ry day.
The logs on the fire
Fill me with desire
To see you and to say
That I wish you a merry Christmas,
Happy New Year too
I've just one wish on this Christmas Eve;
I wish I were with you.
The lights on my tree,
I wish you could see.
I wish it ev'ry day.
The logs on the fire
Fill me with desire
To see you and to say
That I wish you a merry Christmas,
Happy New Year too
I've just one wish on this Christmas Eve;
I wish I were with you.
I wish I were with you.

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A Merry, Merry Christmas To You

Words and music by Johnny Marks

Merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas to you.
May each day be very, very happy all the year through.
Around the world you'll see the things the Christmas spirit can do.
Bells will be ringing with ev'ryone singing a merry Christmas to you.
Joyeux Noel, Buonne Natale, Feliz Navidad.
In ev'ry land there's a way
Of saying what we want to say.
Oh! merry Christmas, a merry Christmas, a merry Christmas to you.

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My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstien II; music by Richard Rodgers

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
Doorbells and sleighbells and schnitzel with noodles,
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
Silver white winters that melt into springs.
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad.
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad.

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Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

Words and music by Gene Autry, Don Pfrimmer, and Dave Burgess

Nestor was a donkey who seldom laughed or played,
'Cause no one ever used him in the stable where he stayed.
All the cammels teased him, and the other donkeys too.
They said, "Look at little Nestor, there's nothing he can do."

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"Look at little Nestor, he's got ears that drag the ground,"
They whispered as they mocked him, but he heard ev'ry sound.
Nestor's heart was broken and his eyes were full of tears.
If only there was something he could do about his ears.

One dark night two strangers gave Nestor a surprise;
They chose him from all others, for they loved his gentle eyes.
The man was called by Joseph, and Mary was his bride.
She needed help to Bethlehem and Nestor's back to ride.

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They traveled through the desert, but hadn't gone too far,
When winter clouds no longer let them see their guiding star.
But Nestor had a secret, only he could hear the sound,
As the angels gave directions to the ears that dragged the ground.

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And so it was that Nestor found the manger where they stayed,
Where kings and wise men bowed before a baby where he laid.
Mary bore our Savior and Nestor brought them there,
A gift of love from God abobe for all the world to share.

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Though, Rudolph, I just love you, I know you'd want it said,
Nestor's ears are lovely as a reindeer's nose is red.
So, children, if you're happy when you trim your Christmas trees,
You might thank a little donkey whose ears hang to his knees.

"Look at little Nestor, he's got ears that drag the ground," They shouted as they praised him,
And his friends all gathered 'round.
Nestor's heart grew happy and his eyes held no more tears,
Now all the world knows Nestor for his laughter and his ears.

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The Night Before Christmas Song

Adapted from Clement Moore's poem; music by Johnny Marks

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
All the stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.
Then what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.
A little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Saint Nick.
And more rapid than eagles his reindeer all came,
As he shouted "On Dasher" and each reindeer's name.

And so up to the housetop the reindeer soon flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and Saint Nicholas too.
Down the chimney he came with a leap and a bound,
He was dressed all in fur and his belly was round.
He spoke not a word but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
Then giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night."

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Nuttin' For Christmas

Words and music by Roy Bennett and Sid Tepper

I broke my bat on Johnny's head;
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug,
I made Tommy eat a bug,
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me. Oh,

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I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas.
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas,
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I put a tack on teacher's chair;
Somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Susie's hair;
Somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Mommy's plants,
Climbed a tree and tore my pants.
Filled that sugar bowl with ants;
Somebody snitched on me. So,

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So you better be good, whatever you do,
'Cause if you're bad I'm warning you,
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas.

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