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!

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're cold as ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well maybe just one drink more - Put some music on while I pour
The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move a little closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Baby it's cold outside

I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm - Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips look delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before
I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - Your eyes are like starlight now
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Making my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that old out
Baby it's cold outside

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly, happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose,
And two eyes made out of coal.

Frosty the Snowman, is a fairytale they say
He was made of snow, but the children know
How he came to life that day.

There must have been some magic in that old, silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around.

O Frosty the Snowman, was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh and play
Just the same as you and me.

Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow.

Frosty the Snowman knew the sun was hot that day
So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have some fun
Now before I melt away.”

Down to the village, with a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all around the square
Saying, “Catch me if you can.”

Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow.

He led them down to the streets of town right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler “Stop!”

Frosty the Snowman had to hurry on his way
So he waved goodbye saying, “Don’t you cry
I’ll be back again some day!”

Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow.

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yule-tide gay
From now on our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
Pulling on the reins
Bells are ringing, children singing
All is merry and bright
Hang your stockings and say your prayers
Because Santa comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
He’s got a bag that’s filled with toys
For boys and girls again
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle
Oh what a beautiful sight
So jump in bed and cover your head
Because Santa comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor
He loves you just the same
Santa Claus knows we’re all God’s children
That makes everything right
So fill your hearts with Christmas cheer
Because Santa comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
He’ll come around when the chimes ring out
That it’s Christmas morn again
Peace on earth will come to all
If we just follow the light
So let’s give thanks to the Lord above
That Santa comes tonight

I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

I’m dreaming tonight of a place I love
Even more than I usually do
And although I know it’s a long road back
I promise you

I’ll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents beneath the tree

Christmas Eve will find you
Where the love light gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

I’ll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents beneath the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night
She didn’t see me creep down the stairs to have a peep
She thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep

Then I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white
Oh what a laugh it would have been if Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night
She didn’t see me creep down the stairs to have a peep
She thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep

Then I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white
Oh what a laugh it would have been if Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

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!

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 ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight
O jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey!

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
O 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 at my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And we, we got upsot

O jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey!

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

A day or two ago
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed as there
I sprawling lie
But quickly drove away

O jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey!

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

Now the ground is white
Go it while you’re young
Take the girls tonight
And sing this sleighing song
Just get a bob-tailed bay
Two-forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! You’ll take the lead

O jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey!

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

LET IT SNOW

O the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

It doesn’t show signs of stopping
And I’ve brought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

When we finally kiss good night
How I’ll hate going out in the storm
But if you’ll really hold me tight
All the way home I’ll be warm

The fire is slowly dying
And my dear we’re still goodbying
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Rocking around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev’ry couple tries to stop

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing “Let’s be jolly. Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rocking around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

Rocking around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
And do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing “Let’s be jolly. Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rocking around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it, 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

SANTA BABY

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me
I’ve been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a ‘54 convertible too, light blue
I’ll wait up for you dear
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the fun I’ve missed
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed
Next year I could be oh so good
If you’d check off my Christmas list

Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really that’s
Not a lot
I’ve been an angel all year
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, there’s on thing I really do need, the deed
To a platinum mine
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, I’m filling my stocking with a duplex, and checks
Sign your “X” on the line
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s
I really do believe in you
Let’s see if you believe in me

Santa baby, I forgot to mention one little thing, a ring
I don’t mean on the phone
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He’s making a list
And checking it twice
Gonna find out
Who’s naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

O you better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

SLEIGH RIDE

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling ring ting tingling too
Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “You hoo”
Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up let’s go, let’s look at the snow
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow
Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up it’s grand, just holding your hand
We’re gliding along with the song of a wintry fairy land

Our cheeks are nice and rosy, and comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be
Let’s take the road before us and sing a chorus or two
Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

There’s a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray
It’ll be the perfect ending of a perfect day
We’ll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop
At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop, pop, pop pop

There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy
When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie
It’ll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives

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 every 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

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year

We want some figgy pudding
We want some figgy pudding
We want some figgy pudding
And a cup of good cheer

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 it out here

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
Good tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year

We all know that Santa’s coming
We all know that Santa’s coming
We all know that Santa’s coming
And soon will be here

Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
Good tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year

WHITE CHRISTMAS

The sun is shining, the grass is green
The orange and palm trees sway
There's never been such a day
In Beverly Hills, L. A.
But it's December the twenty-fourth
And I am longing to be up north

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Sleigh bells ring
are you listening
in the lane
snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
we're happy tonight
walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
as we go along
walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married?
we'll say: No man
But you can do the job
when you're in town

Later on
we'll conspire
as we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
the plans that we've made
walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
and pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman
until the alligators knock him down

When it snows
ain't it thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play
the Eskimo way
walking in a winter wonderland

YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel
You’re as cuddly as a cactus
You’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Gri-inch
You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel!

You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch
Your heart’s an empty hole
Your brain is full of spiders
You have garlic in your soul, Mr. Gri-inch
I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!

You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch
You have termites in your smile
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Gri-inch
Given a choice between the two of you, I’d take the seasick crocodile!

You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch
You’re a nasty wasty skunk
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk, Mr. Gri-inch
The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote, “Stink, stank, stunk”!

You’re a rotter, Mr. Grinch
You’re the king of sinful sots
Your heart’s a dead tomato splotched
With moldy purple spots, Mr. Gri-inch
Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable mangled up in tangled up knots!

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch
With a nauseous super naus
You’re a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse, Mr. Gri-inch
You’re a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!

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