Christmas Carol Lyrics
December 23, 2012

JINGLE BELLS
by James Pierpont

Dashing through the snow,
In a one-horse open sleigh,
O’er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way.

Bells on bobtail ring,
Making spirits bright.
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

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!

Found on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_Bells#Lyrics

JOY TO THE WORLD
by Isaac Watts & Lowell Mason

Joy to the world, the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing!

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Found on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_to_the_world_lyrics#Lyrics

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
by Robert May & Johnny Marks

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say:
“Rudolph, with your nose so bright,
won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee:
“Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!”

Found on carols.org
http://www.carols.org.uk/rudolf_the_red_nosed_reindeer.htm

SILENT NIGHT
By Joseph Mohr & Franz Gruber

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 Al-le-lu-ia!
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.

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
Traditional English Folksong (16th Century)

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

Good tidings we bring
to you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

Now! bring us some figgy pudding
Now! bring us some figgy pudding
Now! bring us some figgy pudding
and bring some right here.

Good tidings we bring
to you and your kin.
We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

We won’t go until we get some
We won’t go until we get some
We won’t go until we get some
so bring some right here.

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

Found on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Wish_You_A_Merry_Christmas

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We need Christmas now!
December 16, 2012

Hi! Although I live on the internet under another name, my yuletide alias is “Caryl Christmas” and my letter to Santa has one request: that I may go Christmas Caroling.

I believe  many share this wish, a desire intensified after the horrific and heart-breaking events in recent days. It would be so wonderful to stand side-by-side with people from a diversity of culture and sing the songs of the season and spread some much needed joy.

Thinking about how and where I would do this, the idea of a flashmob came to mind. And since Christmas does not just happen in my neighborhood, I thought a flashmob could be planned at many locations across the country and maybe around the world. If only I could find a common place where everyone can gather and sing… but, where?

How about anywhere a bell is ringing next to a red kettle?

So while getting together to sing, we can share our voices for the good. After all, if a giant group of singers gathered and you were entertained when passing by, would you be inclined to put something in that kettle? Let us overcome the evil we have seen too much in the news with some good.

If you are interested, comment on this blog or tweet me @bellringsing. For those outside of the Washington, DC metro area, search #bellringsing for an event in your state or coordinate a flashmob in your city/state by tweeting your city name, state name and specific location, day & time with the hashtag #bellringsing. Be sure to invite everyone you know (family, friends, coworkers, classmates, elected officials, the news media, etc.) and have them invite everyone they know and so on….

Ask anyone who are not going to sing, to take video and still photos at the flashmob. Post them on Twitter to @bellringsing. Or you can post them on Facebook and tag them “Bell Ring Sing”.

Our Christmas Carol flashmob will happen on the last weekend before Christmas: * Sunday, December 23rd at times and locations to be announced. Future posts will give important specific details.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Miss C.C.

* High wind warnings & low temperatures forecast for Saturday December 22, 2012 in the eastern U.S. force the postponement of caroling for that day.