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Print The Words to Your Favorite Carols for Your Very Own Sing-A-Long!

Carols began to gain popularity in medieval England around the 1500s. During the 1600s, the carols took on Christmas themes and after a short decline in use, became the religious anthems of the holidays in the 1800s. Newly composed carols at that time provided common ground for all Christian religions. Today, the carols ring in the festivities of this bustling winter, with some radio stations even going to all Christmas carols for an entire month! The following are the lyrics to some common or fun Christmas carols. Print out the words and make copies for the guests at your next holiday party. Everyone can then join in the merrymaking!

I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don’t want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won’t have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door, that’s the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what a surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too!

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