Season's Greetings From Perry Como Album

Artist(s): Perry Como

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Tracklist

Home for the Holidays

length: 2:57
orchestra: Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
choir vocals: The Ray Charles Singers
composer: Robert Allen
lyricist: Al Stillman

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.


Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Winter Wonderland

length: 3:23
performer: Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
composer: Felix Bernard
lyricist: Richard B. Smith
Sleigh bells ring; are you list'nin'?
In the lane, snow is glist'nin',
A beautiful sight, we're happy to night
Walkin' 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
Walkin' in a winter wonderland!

In a meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown;
Hell say, â??Are you married?â??
We'll say, â??No man!
But you can do the job when you're in town!â??

Later on we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire,
To face unafraid the plans that we made
Walkin' in a winter wonderland!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

length: 2:54
performer: The Ray Charles Singers and Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
What kind of a name is rudolph
For a reindeer?
What kind of a name is rudolph
For a reindeer?
Dear, dear, dear deer!

You know dasher an' dancer,
An' prancer an' vixen,
Comet an' cupid, an' donner an' blitzen,
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?

What kind of a name is rudolph
For a reindeer?

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.

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All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor rudolph
Play in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy christmas eve,
Santa came to say:
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Ah! 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, down, down, down, down,
In history.

The Christmas Song

length: 3:31
performer: Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
composer: Mel Tormé
lyricist: Robert Wells
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
Will help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all a-glow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys
An' 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!

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!

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

length: 2:41
performer: The Ray Charles Singers and Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
composer: J. Fred Coots
lyricist: Haven Gillespie
You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm tellin' you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

He's makin' a list and checkin' it twice
Gonna find out who's naughty or nice
Santa Claus is comin' to town

He sees you when you're sleepin'
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

So you better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm tellin' you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm tellin' you why
Oh, Santa Claus is comin' to town

He's makin' a list and checkin' it twice
Gonna find out who's naughty or nice
Santa Claus is comin' to town

He sees you when you're sleepin'
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm tellin' you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

Santa Claus is comin' to town

White Christmas

length: 3:12
performer: The Ray Charles Singers and Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas car I write.
May your days be merry an' bright
And may all your Christmas's be white!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen (and children listen!)
To hear sleigh bells in the snow!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry an' bright
And may all your Christmas's be white!

Here We Come A-Caroling / We Wish You a Merry Christmas

length: 1:37
performer: The Ray Charles Singers
Here we come a-caroling,
Among the leaves so green!
Here we coma a-wandering,
So fair to be seen!

Love and joy come to you,
And to you glad Christmas too,
And God bless you and send you,
A Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year!

We are not daily beggars,
That go from door to door!
But we are friendly neighbours,
Whom you have seen before!

Love and joy come to you,
And to you glad Christmas too,
And God bless you and send you,
A Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year!

Good tidings to you,
Wherever you are,
Good tidings for Christmas,
And a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year!

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

length: 2:56
performer: The Ray Charles Singers and Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
Let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Saviour,
Was born on Christmas day . . .

To save us all from Satan's power,
When we were gone astray,
Oh tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
Oh 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,
Oh tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
Oh tidings of comfort and joy . . .

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Oh tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
Oh tidings of comfort and joy . . .

The Shepherds at these tidings,
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a feeding,
In tempest storm and wind,
And went to Bethlehem straight way,
The blessed babe to find,
Oh tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
Oh tidings of comfort and joy . . .



O Holy Night

length: 2:53
performer: The Ray Charles Singers
lyricist: John Sullivan Dwight
composer: Adolphe Adam
O holy night
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night
Of the dear Saviour's birth!

Long lay the world
In sin and error pining
'till He appeared
And the soul felt it's worth!

A thrill of hope
The weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks
A new an' glorious morn!

Fall on your knees
O hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night, when Christ was born

O night divine O night,
O night divine!

Fall on your knees
O hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night, when Christ was born

O night divine O night,
O night divine!

O holy night

The Story of the First Christmas

length: 10:01
performer: The Ray Charles Singers
orchestra: Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
This is Perry Como...
And I'd like to tell you the most wonderful, the most beautiful,
The most exciting story in the whole world,
The Story of the First Christmas!

Now suppose you make believe this is many, many years ago,
A long time before you were born!
You're standing on a hillside, near a little town in Palestine,
Do you see the man in the distance, walking slowly, leading a donkey?
His name is Joseph!
Someone is sitting on the back of the donkey,
And her name is Mary!
They've come a long, long way,
And they're heading for a little town near the hillside,
On which we're standing!
Something very special will happen in this little town tonight!
For this is the little town of Bethlehem!

Oh little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie,
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep,
The silent stars go by!
Yet in thy dark streets shineth,
The everlasting light!
The hopes and fears of all the years,
Are met in thee tonight!

Let's follow Joseph and Mary into the town of Bethlehem,
It's getting dark and all of the rooms at the Inn are taken,
But the kindly Innkeeper tells them
They could spend the night at a stable nearby!

Now I told you something was gonna happen, and it did!
A baby boy is born to Mary and Joseph,
Whom they call Jesus!
They have no baby's crib, so Mary puts little Jesus to sleep,
In the soft sweet hay of a manger!

Come, come, come to the manger,
Children sing and asleep on the hay,
Sing, sing, chorus of Angels,
Little Lord Jesus is born on this day!

Jesus is asleep in the manger,
So let's tiptoe out to the hillside near Bethlehem,
Where the Shepherds are tending their flock.

All at once the Shepherds are frightened,
You'd be frightened too,
Because a great light suddenly shines in the sky!
Even the animals are hushed and still,
But then you hear the voice of an Angel of the Lord!
And you're no longer frightened,
For the Angel brings good news,
News of a Saviour born this day,
News of Christ the Lord!

The First Noel! the Angels did say,
Was to certain poor Shepherds,
In fields as they lay, in fields where they,
Lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night, that was so deep!
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

Well, we're still with the Shepherds,
On the hillside near Bethlehem.
We hear the Shepherds ask the Angel,

Where to find the Christ-child?
And the Angel tells them to go to the manger.
And as they leave the sky is filled with other Angels singing,
Glory to God! And on Earth Peace, Goodwill, to Men!

The Shepherds hurry to the manger,
Fall on their knees before the baby,
And they worship him!
For He is Christ the Lord!

Oh! Come all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant!
Oh Come ye, Oh Come ye, to Bethlehem!
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels,
Oh! Come let us adore Him,
Oh! Come let us adore Him,
Oh! Come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!

And now, look up into the sky!
Do you see that bright star twinkling in the heavens?
Far away, three men are looking at that star just as we are!
They're riding on camels,
And they're using the star as a guide to lead them to the Christ-child.
Who are these three men who follow the star?

We Three Kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts, we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star!

Yes, the three men on the camels are the three wise men,
The new star guides them straight to Bethlehem,
To a little baby lying in a manger!
There the three wise men present gifts to the Christ-child,
The first Christmas gifts ever given to anyone,
A gift of gold, of frankincense, and of Mir!

And they too fall on their knees to worship Him,
And now, a great peace settles on the night,
For it is the Holy Night!

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!

This is why when we celebrate Christmas,
We think of Bethlehem,
We think of the Virgin Mary,
We think of the three wise men,
And the birth of the Christ-child!
The First Christmas!

Oh! Come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!