LYRICS – ALMOST CHRISTMAS

LYRICS – ALMOST CHRISTMAS 2019-01-15T16:31:33-04:00

ALMOST CHRISTMAS
Mike Aiken

Well it’s Christmas, Almost Christmas
My favorite time of the year
The bells are ringing
Children are singing
I’m headin home baby I’ll soon be there

Haul that tree back from the woods
Fresh cut pine will smell so good
Pop some corn and string it up as the sun goes down
Throw another log right on the fire the Christmas spirit just soars higher
I’m gonna give you everything you always dreamed I would

On this Christmas
Yes this Christmas
Darling I can’t wait to just hold you near
We’ll leave the hustle
And skip the bustle
the outside world might just disappear

There ‘s nothing I’d rather do than be right there next to you
Christmas magic will fill the night
There’s nowhere that I’d rather be than home with my family
Love and laughter all around I’m homeward bound

Haul that tree back from the woods
Fresh cut pine will smell so good
Pop some corn and string it up as the sun goes down
Throw another log right on the fire the Christmas spirit just soars higher
I’m gonna give you everything you always dreamed I would

Wcll its Christmas
Almost Christmas
My favorite time of the year

MELE KALIKIMAKA
R Alex Anderson

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

Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
Sunshine by the day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas to you
A very Merry Christmas
A very 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 a land where palm trees sway

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

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
Gene Autry

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all of his reindeer
Are pulling on the reins
Bells are ringing and children singing
All is merry and bright
So hang your stockings and say your prayers
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
He’s got a bag that’s filled with toys for the boys and girls again
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle
What a beautiful sight
Jump in bed and cover up your head
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
Happy trails to you
Until we meet again
Happy trails to you

Right down Santa Claus lane

CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Lyle L Moraine

How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’d you like to spend the holiday away across the sea?
How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’d you like to hang your stocking on a great big coconut tree?

How’d you like to stay up late, like the islanders do?
And wait for Santa to sail in, with your presents in a canoe

If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray for everyday your Christmas dreams come true

How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’d you like to spend the holiday away across the sea?

How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’d you like to hang your stocking on a great big coconut tree?

How’d you like to stay up late, like the islanders do?
And wait for Santa to sail in, with your presents in a canoe

If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray for everyday your Christmas dreams come true
On Christmas Island your Christmas dreams come true

CHRISTMAS SCHOONER
Mike Aiken

And its clang, clang, clang full steam ahead
Haul away, haula away HO
It’s the Christmas Schooner bringing Christmas trees YO HO!

The Captain had a twinkle in his blue eyes
He had bright red rosy cheeks
A crew that kind of looked like elves all  dressed in red and green
The waves were big the wind was high
She was sailing with a bone in her teeth
Underneath that old bow sprit was a giant Christmas wreath

And its clang, clang, clang full steam ahead
Haul away, haula away HO
It’s the Christmas Schooner bringing Christmas trees YO HO!

Dolphins played in her bow wave and whales jumped in her wake
A pelican circles overhead saying hurry for goodness sake
She was heading down south from way up north
Where the ocean it does freeze
Hauling a load of Christmas cheer to the land of the coconut tree

Is that Santa Claus at the wheel now who could say?
A mighty sailing ship or was that Santa’s sleigh?
Sailed in the harbor in the middle of the night
Left Christmas trees and cheer sailed on by morning light

And you heard clang, clang, clang full steam ahead
Haul away, haula away HO
It’s the Christmas Schooner bringing Christmas trees YO HO!

Now children they have seen here from Maine to Key Biscayne
From Tonga to Austrailia and round the world again
Now when you see s a Christmas tree you’ll know she’s passed your way
Just close your eyes, say I BELIEVE, and she’ll be back next Christmas day

Is that Santa Claus at the wheel now who could say?
A mighty sailing ship or was that Santa’s sleigh?
Sailed in the harbor in the middle of the night
Left Christmas trees and cheer sailed on by morning light

And its clang, clang, clang full steam ahead
Haul away, haula away HO
It’s the Christmas Schooner bringing Christmas trees YO HO!

And its clang, clang, clang full steam ahead
Haul away, haula away HO
It’s the Christmas Schooner Merry Christmas and YO HO!

STOCKING STUFFER
Mike Aiken

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