Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fatI know at least three versions of this song - two separate tunes, plus one that has a separate chorus interjected. It would be ever so much fun to go Christmas caroling again. I love to carol. And to sing in any sort of chorus or round. Fa la la la la, la la la la . . .
Please to put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do
If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you!
In the spirit of caroling, I will share with you a list of some of my favorite carols or Christmas songs:
Angels We Have Heard on High (love the glorias)
Adeste Fideles/O Come All Ye Faithful (I can sing it in Latin or English and like it either way)
Silent Night (I can sing it in German, English and, oddly enough, do a verse in Japanese - machs nichts)
The Holly and the Ivy
Christmas is Coming . . .
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Wassail, wassail all over the town . . .
Must be Santa (I know all the hand motions, too!)
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Il est né, le Divin Enfant
In the Bleak Midwinter
Let it Snow (let it snow, let it snow)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (I know three versions, like the tune on Bing Crosby's album best)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Merry Christmas Darling
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Frosty the Snowman
Baby It's Cold Outside
The Little Drummer Boy
Do You Hear What I Hear?
River (I especially like the recordings by Robert Downey Jr. and by k.d. lang)
I'll Be Home For Christmas
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . .)
Carol of the Bells
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Walking in a Winter Wonderland (which I still sing as "walking in my winter underwear" sometimes because of an episode of Evening Shade in which Michael Jeter's character bugged the crap out of Burt Reynolds by singing incorrect lyrics - and why yes, I am old)
And these three from Barenaked for the Holidays, which is one of my favorite holiday CDs ever (it has awesome Chanukah music on it as well): "Elf's Lament", "Footprints", and "Christmastime (Oh Yeah)"
Favorite novelty songs
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer is pretty spectacular
Dominic the Donkey is hilarious ("dippety dip, hee-haw, hee-haw, it's Dominic the donkey")
I am 100% positive that I've left a couple of favorites off my list, but this is as much as I can come up with without going through all my holiday CDs. And you? Favorite carols and holiday songs?