E29 – Christmas Classics – Transcript

E29 – Christmas Classics – Transcript

This transcript is for the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast show, “Christmas Classics”. You can listen to the entire episode here!

Hello hello hello

It’s coming, it’s coming, Christmas is coming! Today’s songs are all classic Christmas tunes. 

Greeting

Hi Friends! Welcome back to the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I’m Mandy, and I’m so glad you’re here. 

I love to sing songs and play fun – and sometimes silly – games and I especially love to sing and play with you. 

If you or your adult would like to see the lyrics to the songs in this episode, I’ll leave a link in the show notes.  If you don’t know a song yet, don’t worry! Just listen and sing along when you can. Are you ready? Let’s sing!

Our first song today is a classic! 

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 tail 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.

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

He got into a drifted bank

And then we got upsot.

Next, let’s sing about decorating for Christmas!

Deck the Halls

Deck the hall with boughs of holly,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

‘Tis the season to be jolly,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Fill the meadcup, drain the barrel,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Troul the ancient Christmas carol,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

See the flowing bowl before us,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Strike the harp and join the chorus.

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Follow me in merry measure,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

While I sing of beauty’s treasure,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Fast away the old year passes,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses!

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Laughing, quaffing all together,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Heedless of the wind and weather,

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

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Let’s sing about the Christmas tree! This song is a German carol, called O Tannebaum. In English, we say O Christmas Tree.

O Christmas Tree – O Tannenbaum

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

How lovely are thy branches

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

How lovely are thy branches

Not only green in summer’s heat,

But also winter’s snow and sleet.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

How lovely are your branches!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,

Of all the trees most lovely;

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,

Of all the trees most lovely.

Each year you bring to us delight

With brightly shining Christmas light!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,

Of all the trees most lovely.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,

We learn from all your beauty;

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,

We learn from all your beauty.

Your bright green leaves with festive cheer,

Give hope and strength throughout the year.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,

We learn from all your beauty.

Source: https://www.christmasmusicsongs.com/lyrics/o-christmas-tree-lyrics.html

Rhythm repeat

Let’s play our Rhythm Repeat game! First, let’s warm up our hands with a drumroll. Use you hands to slap your thighs! (drumroll)

Can you clap your hands? (clap) Can you snap your fingers? (snap) Can you slap your knees? (Slap) I call this next game Rhythm Repeat. It’s very easy.

I’m going to say some very silly words and then you repeat them. You can clap, snap and slap along too!

My turn, your turn, 8 rounds]

One of the fun traditions families do to celebrate Christmas is exchange gifts. This next song is about gifts for the 12 days of Christmas. It’s our featured sing along book of the show – by Emma Randall. I’ll leave a link in the show notes for you to check it out. 

12 days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me

A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Two turtle doves,

And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Three French hens,

Two turtle doves,

And a partridge in a pear tree.

4 calling birds

5 gold rings

6 geese a-laying

7 swans a-swimming

8 maids a-milking

9 ladies dancing

10 lords a-leaping

11 pipers piping

12 drummers drumming


Grown ups, I can make your child his or her own sing along with his favorite songs or based on something she loves like trains or baby dolls or bath time. Let me know if you want me to make one for you – you can get the details and contact me at nowtakeoff.com/gift. 

Our last two songs are about Santa, that jolly old elf. The first is Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Jolly old Saint Nicholas

Lean your ear this way;

Don’t you tell a single soul

What I’m going to say,

Christmas Eve is coming soon;

Now you dear old man,

Whisper what you’ll bring to me;

Tell me if you can.

When the clock is striking twelve,

When I’m fast asleep,

Down the chimney broad and black

With your pack you’ll creep;

All the stockings you will find

Hanging in a row;

Mine will be the shortest one;

You’ll be sure to know.

Johnny wants a pair of skates;

Susy wants a dolly

Nellie wants a story book,

She thinks dolls are folly

As for me, my little brain

Isn’t very bright;

Choose for me, dear Santa Claus,

What you think is right.

Last, this song is about Christmas Eve and listening for Santa’s arrival. 

Up on the Housetop

Verse 1:

Up on the housetop reindeer pause

Out jumps good old Santa Claus.

Down through the chimney, with lots of toys,

All for the little ones’ Christmas joys.

Chorus:

Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go.

Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go,

Up on the housetop, click, click, click;

Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick.

Verse 2:

First comes the stocking of little Nell;

Oh, dear Santa fill it well!

Give her a dolly that laughs and cries;

One that will open and shut her eyes.

Repeat chorus

Verse 3:

Next comes the stocking of little Will;

Oh just see what a glorious fill!

Here is a hammer and lots of tacks;

A whistle and a ball and a whip that cracks!

Repeat chorus

Closing

I hope you’ve enjoyed singing along with me today during the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I have loved playing and singing with you! 

If you have an idea for a theme for a future episode of the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast, ask your adult to let me know. I’ll leave links in the show notes with ways to contact me.

Next time we’ll sing songs and play games all about bears – cuddly teddy bear and great big bears! I can’t wait to Sing Along with you then!

Grown ups – be sure to hit subscribe so that you can hear the next episode when it comes out on Thursday! And, if you want me to create a sing along just for your special little one, check out the details at nowtakeoff.com/gift!

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