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Christmas Present

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Let It Snow

Oh, 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 brought some corn for popping;
The lights are turned way down low,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

When we finally say good night,
How I'll hate going out in the storm;
But if you really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing,
But as long as you love me so.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Frosty The Snowman

written by: rollins/nelson

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 fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
know how he came to life one 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.

Thumpetty thump thump,
thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty 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.
He led them down the streets of town right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when he heard him holler "Stop!"
For Frosty the snow man had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye saying,
"Don't you cry, I'll be back again some day."

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

All I Want For Christmas Is You

written by: afanasieff/carey

I don't want a lot for Christmas There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true All I want for Christmas is...
You

I don't want a lot for Christmas There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true All I want for Christmas is you
You

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me the one I really need
Won't you please bring my baby to me...

I don't want a lot for Christmas This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see my baby Standing right outside my door
I just want you for my own More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true Baby all I want for Christmas is...
You

All I want for Christmas is you... baby (repeat and fade)

Blue Christmas

written by: hayes/johnson

I'll have a blue Christmas without you
I'll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red
On a green Christmas tree
Won't mean a thing if
If you're not here with me

And the wind knows blue, snow flakes start falling
When those blue blue memories start calling
You'll be doing all right
With your Christmas of white
Oh, but I'll have a blue, blue Christmas

You'll be doing all right
With your Christmas of white
Oh, but I'll have a blue, blue Christmas.

And when you needn't pray on this Christmas day
Remember I have a blue, blue Christmas
Remember I have a blue, blue Christmas

Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer

written by: Dr. Elmo

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

She'd been drinkin' too much egg nog,
And we'd begged her not to go.
But she'd left her medication,
So she stumbled out the door into the snow.

When they found her Christmas mornin',
At the scene of the attack.
There were hoof prints on her forehead,
And incriminatin' Claus marks on her back.

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Now were all so proud of Grandpa,
He's been takin' this so well.
See him in there watchin' football,
Drinkin' beer and playin' cards with cousin Belle.

It's not Christmas without Grandma.
All the family's dressed in black.
And we just can't help but wonder:
Should we open up her gifts or send them back?

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Now the goose is on the table
And the pudding made of fig.
And a blue and silver candle,
That would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig.

I've warned all my friends and neighbors.
Better watch out for yourselves."
They should never give a license,
To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves.

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree

written by: marks

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop.

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring - (bop shoo wah-dee-wah)
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
and we'll do some caroling! (do some caroling!)

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear (ooh...)
voices singing, "Let's be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly!"

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
have a Happy Holiday. (bop shoo wah-dee-wah)
Everyone dancing merrily,
in the new old-fashioned way!

Oooh...

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear (ooh...)
voices singing, "Let's be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly!"

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
have a Happy Holiday. (bop shoo wah-dee-wah)
Everyone dancing merrily,
in the new old-fashioned way!

Whoa-ohhh-oh-oh!

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

written by: marks

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 how the reindeer loved him
And they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history

Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight

Then how the reindeer loved him
And they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jody the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history

Santa Claus I Coming To Town

written by: coots/gillespie

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
Santa Claus is coming to town

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

Nano iPods Chocolate cell phones
Tons of music and talking hormones
Colored laptops like berry and green
Timberland kicks and Lucky Brand jeans

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

Winter Wonderland

written by: smith/bernard

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 other kids 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

Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland

The Christmas Song

written by: torme/wells

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said
many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

Liner Notes:

Let It Snow:
Writer: Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

Frosty The Snowman:
Writer: Jack Rollins, Steve Nelson
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

All I Want For Christmas Is You:
Writer: Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
BG Vocals: Dannielle Gaha
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

Blue Christmas:
Writer: Billy Hayes, Jay Johnson
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Guitar Solo: Chris Hellstrom
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer:
Writer: Dr. Elmo
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree:
Writer: Johnny Marks
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer:
Writer: Johnny Marks
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
BG Vocals: Dannielle Gaha
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town:
Writer: John F. Coots, Haven Gillespie
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

Winter Wonderland:
Writer: Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
BG Vocals: Dannielle Gaha
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

The Christmas Song:
Writer: Bob Wells, Mel Tormé
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jody Whitesides
Vocals/Guitars: Jody Whitesides
Strings: Christ Hellstrom
Mixer: Chris Hellstrom
Mastering: George Leger III

Trivia:

Let It Snow:
Mastering: George Leger III
Trivia bit #1: I like the rock nature of this one.
Trivia bit #2: I'm eating onion rings as I do this.

Frosty The Snowman:
Meaning: A little magic and a hat.
Trivia bit #1: Enjoyed the cartoon of this.
Trivia bit #2: My first attempt at going slightly crooner style.

All I Want For Christmas Is You:
Meaning: What everyone wants for christmas - someone to love.
Trivia bit #1: Appeared as a version in Love Actually (no, not my version).
Trivia bit #2: Dannielle Gaha saved this song.

Blue Christmas:
Meaning: When you miss that special someone at Christmas.
Trivia bit #1: 2nd crooner type of attempt.
Trivia bit #2: Chris claimed he had a hard time with the solo.

Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer:
Meaning: Tragedy for grandma thanks to Santa.
Trivia bit #1: Dr. Elmo told me it's the best version of his song he's ever heard.
Trivia bit #2: The intro guitar part is actually kinda hard to make sound smooth.

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree:
Meaning: Why not rock a christmas tree.
Trivia bit #1: I left out the bop shoo way dee wah's in the recording.
Trivia bit #2: I've never actually said "let's be jolly" with a straight face.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer:
Meaning: The infamous story of a reindeer.
Trivia bit #1: I'd like to be a red-nosed reindeer, hence why I put my name in the song.
Trivia bit #2: Dannielle did most of her vocals in one take.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town:
Meaning: Better be good.
Trivia bit #1: I borrowed from the Jackson 5 version.
Trivia bit #2: Thought that naming products would help get it licensed.

Winter Wonderland:
Meaning: Who doesn't love snow?
Trivia bit #1: I've never frolicked in an eskimo way.
Trivia bit #2: I have built a snowman in a meadow.

The Christmas Song:
Meaning: You're never too old for a holiday.
Trivia bit #1: Thought it would work well on a steel string acoustic - I was wrong (I apologize).
Trivia bit #2: Chris had issues with the string parts in the middle, thanks to me.