Christmas Party (2018) Lyrics

Side 1

  1. “Unwrap You At Christmas” (Partridge)
  2. “What Would Santa Do” (Cuomo)
  3. “Mele Kalikimaka” (Anderson)
  4. “House Of Broken Gingerbread” (Schlesinger, Chabon)
  5. “The Christmas Song” (Wells, Tormé)
  6. “Christmas Party” (Buck, McCaughey)
  7. “Jesus Christ” (Chilton)
  8. “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” (Wood)
  9. “Silver Bells” (Livingston, Evans)
  10. “Wonderful Christmastime” (McCartney)
  11. “Snowfall” (Thornhill, Thornhill)
  12. “Angels We Have Heard On High” (Traditional, Stanley, Tork)
  13. “Merry Christmas, Baby” (Baxter, Moore)

Target Bonus Tracks

  1. “Riu Chiu (TV version)” (Traditional)
  2. “Christmas Is My Time Of Year” (Kaylan, Douglas)

“Unwrap You At Christmas” Lyrics

I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
You’re the gift for me
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
Under the Christmas tree
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
I dream of nothing more
So dear Santa, when you’ve read my letter
Please drop her at my door

I’ve been waiting
All year now, baby
For the snow and
You to return
So I’ll hang the mistletoe and stand right here
Cross my fingers, hope I’ll get my wish this year (I’ll get my wish this year)

I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
You’re the gift for me (You’re the gift for me)
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
Under the Christmas tree (Under the Christmas tree)
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
I dream of nothing more (Dream of nothing more)
So dear Santa, when you’ve read my letter
Please drop her at my door (Please drop her at my door)

[break]

I’ve been saving (I’ve been saving)
All of my kisses (All of my kisses)
Just to spend them (Just to spend them)
On your sweet lips (Ah-ah-ah)
So I’ll decorate the place with light and cheer
Knowing Christmas day you will be standing here (You will be standing here)

I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
You’re the gift for me
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
Under the Christmas tree (Under the Christmas tree)
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
I dream of nothing more (Dream of nothing more)
So dear Santa, when you’ve read my letter
Please drop her at my door (Please drop her at my door)

I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas
I can’t wait to unwrap you at Christmas

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“What Would Santa Do” Lyrics

“Bah! Humburg!” is the word that I’m hearing on the street
Everywhere I go, there’s a grinch taking tinsel off a tree
Tell me it’s no good
Tell me it’s passé
Tell me anything to take my cheer away
Makes me wanna clench my fist and sock ’em in the mouth

What would Santa do?
What would Santa do?
Would he strike back?
Would he keep his cool?
’Cause I need a helping hand
And I just want to understand
What would Santa do?
What would he do?

Come home, see a pair of boots that don’t fit my feet (Don’t fit my feet)
Hear a “ho, ho, ho” (Ho, ho, ho) from my room, and I know what that means (Know what that means)
I never thought this could be
I thought you loved only me
But there’s some red wool clothes under the mistletoe
And now I wanna jump on his sleigh, take off into the sky

What would Santa do?
What would Santa do?
Would he strike back?
Would he keep his cool?
’Cause I need a helping hand
And I just want to understand
What would Santa do?
What would he do?

It’s not the same as it was (As it was)
It’s not the same as it was (As it was)

What would Santa do?
What would Santa do?
Would he strike back?
Would he pray for you?
We all need a helping hand
Could you help me understand?
What would Santa do?
What do we do? (What would Santa do?)
What would Santa do?
What should we do?

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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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“House Of Broken Gingerbread” Lyrics

Fa la-la, fa-la la-la la
Fa la-la, fa-la la-la la

Two mountains of presents
Two glittering trees
Both frosted in tinsel
And blue LEDs
Two platters of cookies
And peppermint bark
Two baby messiahs
Aglow in the dark

Two decks of UNO
And two sets of Clue
There’s double the Christmas
But I’m torn in two

In the house of broken gingerbread
Butterscotch and candy cigarettes
Sugar snow on the flowerbed
At the house of (House of) broken gingerbread

Fa la-la, fa-la la-la la, oh yeah
Fa la-la, fa-la la-la la

And there they go sledding
Here there’s a pool
The boyfriend’s a dentist
The stepmom is cool
Dad gave me a brother
Mom promised a dog
And one of those French cakes
Disguised as a log

Two-hearted Christmas
Half-hearted day
St. Nick and the wise men
Got lost on the way

To the house of broken gingerbread
Butterscotch and candy cigarettes
Sugar snow on the flowerbed
At the house of (House of) broken gingerbread

[break]

Mistletoe is hanging by a thread
And the mystic toys just shake their heads
Stockings hung up and full of dread
At the house of (House of) broken gingerbread

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“The Christmas Song” Lyrics

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at 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 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

[break]

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

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“Christmas Party” Lyrics

Davy: Gene, he plays football.
???: Have a cool yule!
Davy: I don’t know who this guy is or this guy here. This guy here is always doing this to everybody. This is Bud, my buddy. And here we have—
Jon Andersen: Come on in, Les. Les Fresholtz.
Davy: Les Fresholtz, the sound man.

There’s a party
Can’t you hear the holy songs?
Everybody
Christmas party going on

Auntie Grizelda
Making righteous with the fudge
And your family
But they’re hardly fit to judge

Now you’ve heard how some people say
Wish every day could be Christmas day
I don’t know, that might be too much
One Christmas party a year is enough

Spinning James Brown, ah!
Funky Santas all around
Darlene Love now
Christmas party going down

Run, run, Rudolph
Reindeer hoofing on the roof
Down the chimney
Hope the fat man’s fireproof

Now you’ve heard how some people say
Wish every day was a holiday
I don’t know, that might be too much
One Christmas party a year is enough

All our friends here
Both the naughty and the nice
Remember last year
Cops had to shut us down twice

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“Jesus Christ” Lyrics

Angels from the realms of glory
Stars shone bright above
Royal David’s city
Was bathed in the light of love, oh-oh, oh

Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born

Lo, they did rejoice
Fine and pure of voice
And the wrong shall fail
And the right prevail, oh, oh-oh

Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born

[break]

Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born

Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born

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“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” Lyrics

When the snowman brings the snow
Well, he just might like to know
He’s put a great big smile on somebody’s face

If you jump into your bed
Quickly, cover up your head
Don’t you lock the doors
You know that sweet Santa Claus is on the way

Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh, I wish it could be Christmas every day
Let the bells ring out for Christmas

We were skating in the park (Skating in the park)
If the snow cloud makes it dark (Snow cloud makes it dark)
Then your rosy cheeks are gonna light my merry way (Light my merry way)

Now the frosty paws appear (Frosty paws appear)
And they’ve frozen up my ear (Frozen up my ear)
So we’ll lie by the fire
’Til the sleet simply knocks them all away

Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh, I wish it could be Christmas every day
Let the bells ring out for Christmas

[break]

When the snowman brings the snow (Snowman brings the snow)
Well, he just might like to know (Just might like to know)
He’s put a great big smile on somebody’s face

So if Santa brings that sleigh (Santa brings that sleigh)
All along the milky way (Along the milky way)
I’ll sign my name on the rooftop in the snow
Then he may decide to stay

Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh, I wish it could be Christmas every day
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
Why don’t you give your love for Christmas?

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

[break]

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

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“Wonderful Christmastime” Lyrics

The mood is right
The spirit’s up
We’re here tonight
And that’s enough
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime

The party’s on
The feeling’s here
That only comes
This time of year
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime

The choir of children sing their song
Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding
Ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo
Ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo
Do-do, do-do, do-do do
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime

The word is out
About the town
To lift a glass
Wah, don’t look down
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime

The choir of children sing their song
They’ve practiced all year long
Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding
Ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo
Ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo
Do-do, do-do, do-do do

The party’s on
The spirit’s up
We’re here tonight
And that’s enough
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime

Simply having a wonderful Christmastime
Simply having a wonderful Christmastime
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, Christmastime

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“Snowfall” Lyrics

Snowfall
Softly
Gently
Drift down

Snowflakes
Whisper
’Neath my
Window

Covering trees
Misty lights
Velvet breeze
’Round my doorstep

[break]

Covering trees
Misty lights
Velvet breeze
’Neath my window

Gently
Softly
Silent
Snowfall

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“Angels We Have Heard On High” Lyrics

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the lord, the newborn king

Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo

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“Merry Christmas, Baby” Lyrics

Merry Christmas, babe
Sure did treat me nice (Sure did treat me nice)
Merry Christmas, babe
You sure did treat me nice (Sure did treat me nice)
Gave me a diamond ring for Christmas (So nice)
Now I’m living in paradise (So nice)

Feeling mighty fine
Got good music on my radio (On my radio)
Well, I’m feeling mighty fine
Got good music on my radio (On my radio)
Well, I wanna kiss you, baby (Oh)
While you’re standing ’neath the mistletoe (Oh)

“Alright, boys!”
[break]

Santa came down the chimney
Half past three
Left all these pretty presents that you see before me
Merry Christmas, pretty baby
You sure been good to me (Sure been good to me)
Well, I haven’t had a drink this morning
But I’m all lit up like a Christmas tree

Merry Christmas, baby
Sure did treat me nice (Sure did treat me nice)
Oh, merry Christmas, babe
You sure did treat me nice (Sure did treat me nice)
Gave me a diamond ring for Christmas (So nice)
Now I’m living in paradise

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“Riu Chiu (TV version)” Lyrics

Riu riu chiu, la guarda rivera
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera

Riu riu chiu, la guarda rivera
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder
Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender
Quiso la hacer que no pudiese pecar
Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera

Riu riu chiu, la guarda rivera
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera

Este qu es nacido es el gran monarca
Cristo patriarca de carne vestido
Hemos redemido con se hacer chiquito
Aunqu era infinito, finito se hiciera

Riu riu chiu, la guarda rivera
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera

[Spanish lyrics from http://www.monkees.net/]

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“Christmas Is My Time Of Year” Lyrics

Christmas Day is right around the corner again
After one more year is almost gone
It’s a time for gathering together with friends
To rejoice with laughter and a song

Christmas is my time of year
That’s when there’s love and good cheer, whoa

And if we could make this feeling last forever (Last forever)
What a beautiful place this world truly would be
If we all could make a true endeavor to be friends
There could be a better world for you and me

Christmas is my time of year, yeah
That’s when there’s love and good cheer, whoa

[break]
Yeah!

Christmas means love and good cheer, whoa

Merry Christmas, everybody! And a Happy New Year!

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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 298.
  2. Christmas Party (2018) (CD).