Christmas Jones (1976) Lyrics

Side 1

  1. “When I Look Back on Christmas” (Jackson)
  2. “Winter Wonderland” (Bernard, Smith)
  3. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Marks)
  4. “Silver Bells” (Evans, Livingston)
  5. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (Unknown)
  6. “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” (Wesley)
  7. “White Christmas” (Berlin)
  8. “Mele Kalikimaka” (Anderson)
  9. “This Day in Bethlehem” (Unknown)
  10. “Silent Night” (Gruber)
  11. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Marks)
  12. “When I Look Back on Christmas” (Jackson)

Bonus Tracks

  1. “Manchester Boy” (Jones)
  2. “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (Green)
  3. “White Christmas (1976 Fan Club Single Version)” (Berlin)

“When I Look Back on Christmas” Lyrics

When I look back on Christmas
And what it means to me
Snow falling down, children playin’ around
The shining Christmas tree

Snow has settled on the ground
All the children raise a cheer
Now it’s time for Christmas carols
It’s that happy time of year

Christmas time is here again
Santa visits all the girls and the boys
Stockings filled with special toys
It’s Christmas time once more

Sleigh bells ring out through the night
And Rudolph leads the sleigh
Santa’s brought the toys for the girls and boys
To share on Christmas day

The children wake on Christmas morn
Happy laughter fills the air
They gather ’round the Christmas tree
Find their presents scattered there

Christmas time is here again
Santa visits all the girls and the boys
With stockings filled with special toys
It’s Christmas time once more

When I look back on Christmas
When I look back on Christmas
That’s how I look back on Christmas
It’s Christmas time once more

“Merry Christmas everybody. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Merry Christmas everybody. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas everybody.”

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  • 1

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  • 3:47

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“Winter Wonderland” Lyrics

(Ooh, walking in a winter wonderland)

Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’?
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We’re happy tonight
Walkin’ in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is the new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow, we can build a snowman
And 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 made
Walking in a winter wonderland

[break]
(Ah, walkin’ in a winter wonderland)

In the meadow, we can build a snowman
And 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 made
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland
I said walking in a winter wonderland (Walkin’)
Hand in hand (Walkin’)
Walkin’ in a winter wonderland (Walkin’, talkin’)
Hand in hand (Walkin’)
Oh, we’re walkin’ in a winter wonderland (Walkin’, talkin’)
Hand in hand (Walkin’)
We’re walkin’ in a winter wonderland (Walkin’, talkin’)
Hand in hand

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  • 2

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  • 2:53

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“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Lyrics

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?

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
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
You’ll go down in history

[break]

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
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
You’ll go down in history
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
You’ll go down in history

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  • 3

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  • 2:26

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“Silver Bells” Lyrics

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner, you’ll hear

Silver bells (Silver bells)
Silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Hear them ring (Silver bells)
Ring-a-ling
Soon, it will be Christmas day

Strings of streetlights, even stop lights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa’s big scene
And above all the bustle, you’ll hear

Silver bells (Silver bells)
Silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Hear them ring (Silver bells)
Ring-a-ling
Soon, it will be Christmas day

[break]

Silver bells (Silver bells)
Silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Hear them ring (Silver bells)
Ring-a-ling
Soon, it will be Christmas day
Soon, it will be Christmas day

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  • 4

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  • 3:31

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“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” Lyrics

God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our savior, was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
Whoa, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Whoa, tidings of comfort and joy

From God, our heavenly father, a blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
The son of God by name
Whoa, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Whoa, tidings of comfort and joy

[break]

Now to the Lord sing praises all you within this place
And with true love and brotherhood, each other now embrace
Remember, Christ, our savior, was born on Christmas day
Whoa, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Whoa, tidings of comfort and joy

Remember, Christ, our savior, was born on Christmas day
Whoa, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Whoa, tidings of comfort and joy

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  • 5

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  • 2:09

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“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” Lyrics

Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn king
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled

Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn king

Christ, by highest heaven adored
Christ, the everlasting Lord
Mild he lays his glory by
Born that man no more may die

Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Risen with healing in his wings
Light and life to all he brings
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn king

Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn king
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn king

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  • 6

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  • 2:14

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“White Christmas” Lyrics

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear the sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

(I’m dreaming of a white Christmas)
(Just like the ones I used to know)
(Where the treetops glisten and children listen)
(To hear the sleigh bells in the snow)

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

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  • 7

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  • 3:18

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“Mele Kalikimaka” Lyrics

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas day
That’s the island greeting that they send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Here, they know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas to you

I’m a lonesome traveller from so far away
And I won’t be home on Christmas day
But I’ve got some friends to help me celebrate
In the land where hula maidens sway

Here, where life is easy going, I have come
To mingle with the fishes in the Hawaiian sun
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas to you

(Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say)
(On a bright Hawaiian Christmas day)
(That’s the island greeting that we send to you)
(From the land where palm trees sway)

Here, they know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas to you
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas
Mele Kalikimaka
A very Merry Christmas to you

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  • 8

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  • 2:30

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“This Day in Bethlehem” Lyrics

Have you seen the newborn king this day in Bethlehem?
It is said he is to bring the joy to all men
Lift up your hearts and sing
And praise the newborn king

In a manger where he lay this day in Bethlehem
Three wise men have come to say, “These gifts are for him”
Lift up your hearts and sing
And praise the newborn king

The Virgin Mary bore a son
Conceived of God most high
The life of Jesus has begun
Let not one’s heart deny
This son of God most high

[break]

This day of days in Bethlehem
Of this our savior’s birth
It shall be known as Christmas Day
By all who walk this earth
Praise be to Jesus’ birth

Have you seen the newborn king this day in Bethlehem?

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  • 9

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  • 2:34

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“Silent Night” Lyrics

Silent night
Holy night
All is calm
All is bright
’Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night
Holy night
Shepherds quake
At the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah
Christ, the savior, is born
Christ, the savior, is born

“And the Lord said:
Thou shalt have no other Gods but me.
Thou shalt not make for thyself any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord, thy God, in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Neither shall you bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not cover thy neighbor’s wife nor his goods.”

Silent night
Holy night
Son of God
Love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth
Sleep in heavenly peace

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  • 10

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  • 3:42

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“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Lyrics

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas party rock
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
And we’ll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feelin’ when you hear
Voices singin’ let’s be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancin’ merrily
In the new old-fashioned way

[break]

You will get a sentimental feelin’ when you hear
Voices singin’ let’s be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancin’ merrily
In the new old-fashioned way
Everyone’s dancin’ merrily
In the new old-fashioned way

(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) Dancin’
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree)
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree)
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree)
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) All night long
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) Keep on rockin’
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) Rockin’ in Boston
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) Down in New Orleans
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) ???
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) In Brooklyn ???
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) Rockin’ ???
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) ???
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) ???
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) Oh, all around the world, everybody’s gonna keep on rockin’
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, oh yeah
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree)
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree) ???
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree)
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree)
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree)
(Rockin’ around the Christmas tree)

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  • 11

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“When I Look Back on Christmas” Lyrics

When I look back on Christmas
And what it means to me
Snow falling down, children playing around
The shining Christmas tree

The snow has settled on the ground
All the children raise a cheer
Now it’s time for Christmas carols
It’s that happy time of year

Christmas time is here again
Santa visits all the girls and the boys
Stockings filled with special toys
It’s Christmas time once more (It’s Christmas time once more, ooh)

Sleigh bells ring out through the night
And Rudolph leads the way
Santa’s brought the toys for the girls and boys
To share on Christmas day

The children wake on Christmas morn
Happy laughter fills the air
They gather ’round the Christmas tree
Find their presents scattered there

Christmas time is here again
Santa visits all the girls and the boys
Stockings filled with special toys
It’s Christmas time once more

[break]

Christmas time is here again
Santa visits all the girls and the boys
Stockings filled with special toys
It’s Christmas time once more (It’s Christmas time)

When I look back on Christmas
When I look back on Christmas
That’s how I look back on Christmas
It’s Christmas time once more

“Merry Christmas everybody. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Merry Christmas everybody. Merry Christmas everybody.”

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  • 12

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“Manchester Boy” Lyrics

I’m a Manchester boy
Me mum’s pride and joy
A chip off the old block me dad
I can dance, I can sing, I can do anything
There’s nothin’ too hard if I try

And if the goin’ gets rough, I can brave it
If I set meself straight from the start
You see, I’m a Manchester boy
Me mum’s pride and joy
A chip off the old block me dad

Now when I was fourteen, I decided to leave
Me dad came to wave me goodbye
As I got on the train, it started to rain
Me dad, well, he started to cry

As the train pulled away from the station
I shouted, “I’ll be home soon”
You see, I’m a Manchester boy
Me mum’s pride and joy
A chip off the old block me dad

Well, I’ve traveled the world
Found me a girl
I come home just once in a while
Relations to meet me
My friends, they all greet me
We laugh, heh, we talk of old times

Doo-doo da, da-da da, da-da da, da-da da

Nothing has changed much around here
’Cept me mum and me dad’s passed away
Heh, but I’m still that Manchester boy
I’m me mum’s pride and joy
A chip off the old block me dad
I’m a chip off the old block
Chip off the old block
Chip off the old block, me dad

Da-da da, da-da da, da da, bum bum bum

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  • 13

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  • 2:25

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“The Greatest Story Ever Told” Lyrics

It seems like only yesterday
I waved goodbye to my dad, and I travelled so far away
I saw the world
I saw the lights

I’ve played the pauper, and I played the prince
I’ve played the fool in school, and I haven’t stopped playing since
I’ve done it all
From A to Z
And I wanna be free

All my life is just a stage I’m going through
The director has written lines for me and you
And we must act accordingly

All I know
We are the greatest story ever told
And we’ll never grow old
We just pan away
Fade to white

I got a job in a video band
We had ’em eating corn flakes out of the palm of our hands
They said we couldn’t sing
They said we didn’t play
But we were not free

All our life is just a stage we’re going through
The director has written lines for me and you
And we must act accordingly

All I know
We are the greatest story ever told
And we never grow old
We just pan away
And fade to light

I’ve been the lover in so many scenes
I play the part so well, but I’m still not sure what it means
’Cause the only time it makes any sense
Is when it’s just you and me
Then I’m free

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  • 14

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  • 4:34

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“White Christmas (1976 Fan Club Single Version)” Lyrics

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten, children listen
To hear the sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry, bright
And may all your Christmases be white

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  • 15

Length

  • 2:16

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