All Things Christmas

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Christmas Carols

Ding dong! merrily on high In heav’n the bells are ringing: Ding dong! verily the sky Is riv’n with Angel singing.   REFRAIN Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis! Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!   E’en so here below, below, Let steeple bells be swungen, And “Io, io, io!” By priest and people sungen.   REFRAIN Pray you,

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Christmas Carols

Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art; Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart.   Born Thy people to deliver, Born a child

Come Buy My Nice Fresh Ivy

Christmas Carols

Come, buy my nice fresh ivy, and my holly sprigs so green. I have the finest branches that ever yet were seen. Come buy from me, good Christians, and let me home, I pray, That God will bless your Christmas and a happy New Year’s Day Ah, won’t you buy my ivy? It’s the loveliest

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The Christmas Song

Christmas Carols

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, Yuletide 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

Christmas is Coming

Christmas Carols

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat Please 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!

Christians, Awake!

Christmas Carols

Christians awake! Salute the happy morn Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born Rise to adore the mystery of love Which hosts of angels chanted from above With them the joyful tidings first begun Of God Incarnate and the Virgin’s Son Then to the watchful shepherds it was told Who heard the angelic herald’s voice

Children Go Where I Send Thee

Christmas Carols

Children, go where I send thee How shall I send thee? I’m gonna send thee one-by-one One for the little bitty baby Wrapped in swaddling clothing Lying in the manger Born, born oh, born in Bethlehem.   Children, go where I send thee How shall I send thee? I’m gonna send thee two-by-two Two for

The Cherry Tree Carol

Christmas Carols

When Joseph was an old man, an old man was he He married Virgin Mary, the Queen of Galilee He married Virgin Mary, the Queen of Galilee   And one day as they went walking, all in the garden green There were berries and cherries as thick as may be seen There were berries and

Carol of the Bells

Christmas Carols

Hark! how the bells sweet silver bells All seem to say throw cares away.   Christmas is here bringing good cheer To young and old meek and the bold   Ding, dong, ding, dong that is their song, With joyful ring all caroling   One seems to hear words of good cheer From everywhere filling

Candlelight Carol

Christmas Carols

by John Rutter   Verse 1: How do you capture the wind on the water? How do you count all the stars in the sky? How can you measure the love of a mother, or how can you write down a baby’s first cry?   REFRAIN: Candlelight, angel light, firelight and starglow shine on his

Calypso Carol

Christmas Carols

See him alying on a bed of straw Draughty stable with an open door Mary cradling the babe she bore The prince of glory is his name.   Refrain: Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem To see the Lord appear to men Just as poor as was the stable then The prince of glory when

Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella


English Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabelle! Bring a torch, to the stable run Christ is born. Tell the folk of the village Jesus is born and Mary’s calling. Ah!* Ah! beautiful is the Mother! Ah! Ah! beautiful is her child Who is that, knocking on the door? Who is it, knocking like that? Open up,

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Boar’s Head Carol

Christmas Carols

The boar’s head in hand bring I, (Or: The boar’s head in hand bear I,) Bedeck’d with bays and rosemary. I pray you, my masters, be merry (Or: And I pray you, my masters, merry be) Quot estis in convivio (Translation: As many as are in the feast)   CHORUS Caput apri defero (Translation: The

Angels We Have Heard on High

Christmas Carols

Angels we have on heard high Sweetly singing ore the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains   Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo   Come to Bethlehem and see Christ whose birth the angels sing Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord the newborn King   Gloria in

5 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning

It may seem early, but now is the time to consider how you’re going to finance the upcoming holiday expenditures. It starts with Thanksgiving dinner and the travel to get there. Immediately following is the Christmas season with gift giving, party hosting, and more travel. Then, we top it all off with New Year’s Eve.

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