E31 Christmas Songs for Caroling – Transcript

E31 Christmas Songs for Caroling – Transcript

This is a transcript of The Sing Along with Mandy Podcast, Episode 31: Christmas Songs for Caroling. You can listen to the episode here!

Hello hello hello

Are you getting excited for Christmas? This episode of the Sing Along Podcast with Mandy is a special show full of Christmas carols. I’ve picked songs that are fun to sing because they repeat their words and have wonderful tunes that get stuck in your head. 

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!

Here We Come A-Caroling

Here we come a-caroling

Among the leaves so green;

Here we come a-wand’ring

So fair to be seen.

Love and joy come to you,

And to you glad Christmas too;

And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year

And God send you a Happy New Year.

First Noel

The first Noel, the angels say

To Bethlehem’s shepherds as they lay.

At midnight watch, when keeping sheep,

The winter wild, the light snow deep. 

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel.

If you’re in Nashville, hava you ever gone Caroling for Kids? You can get a group of friends together and carol in your neighborhood to benefit Fannie Battle Day Home in East Nashville. Their programs provide affordable and high-quality childcare for families and their caroling tradition has gone strong for over 100 years! You can learn more at Fannie battle.org/caroling – I’ll leave a link in the show notes for you to check it out.

Next, let’s sing the first verse and chorus to one of my favorite carols –

We Three Kings

We Three Kings of Orient are,

Bearing gifts we traverse afar,

        Field and fountain,

        Moor and mountain,

Following yonder Star.

O Star of Wonder, Star of Night,

Star with Royal Beauty bright,

        Westward leading,

        Still proceeding,

Guide us to Thy perfect Light

If you’d like to hear more popular songs like Deck the Halls and the 12 Days of Christmas, check out episode 29 – Christmas Classics. 

Let’s take a little break from caroling and play our Rhythm Repeat game.

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! Today’s songs are all in line with our Christmas theme….

Hot Hot Hot Chocolate

Merry Merry Merry Christmas

Christmas Time, Christmas Time

Chocolate Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Christmas Hot Christmas Chocolate

The next three songs are wonderful refrains that repeat words and melodies. They are super fun to sing at the top of your lungs!

O come all ye faithful 

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;

Come and behold him

Born the King of Angels:

O come, let us adore Him, (3×)

Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,

Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above!

Glory to God, glory in the highest:

O come, let us adore Him, (3×)

Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;

Jesus, to thee be glory given!

Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!

O come, let us adore Him, (3×)

Christ the Lord.

Grown ups, if you like what you hear, will you help me reach more little listeners? I would be so grateful if you would you share a video or picture of your kids singing along or you can even take a screenshot of the podcast. Be sure to tag me in it so I can say hi! I’m at the @singalongpodcast on IG and FB and @PodcastSing on Twitter.

Joy to the World

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

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!

Let men their songs employ

While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains

Repeat the sounding joy

Repeat the sounding joy

Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace

And makes the nations prove

The light of His righteousness

And wonders of His love

And wonders of His love

And wonders of His love

And wonders, wonders, of His love

And wonders, wonders, of His love

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.

Good tidings we bring

To you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy New Year!

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding,

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding,

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding,

And bring it 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’ve got some

We won’t go until we’ve got some

We won’t go until we’ve got some

So bring some out here

Good tidings we bring

To you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy New Year!

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’d like to hear a slower and softer collection of Christmas hymns and carols, check out Episode 30 – Lullabies for Littles, Christmas edition. And, don’t forget about the Christmas Classics episode with O Christmas Tree and Up on the Housetop!

Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye

Merry Christmas! Sing along with you soon!

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