Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas is Coming

Back in a time...long, long ago, I sang in choir. And we would sing traditional Christmas Carols and some not so traditional ones. I keep seeing "Christmas is Coming" written all over blogland...and I start humming to myself. 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...

I came across this video on YouTube and laughed my head off! I figured if it made Ms. Scrooge laugh, then it might bring a smile to your face too. I'll type out the true lyrics below.



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!

When I'm feeling blue, when I'm feeling low
I start to think about the happiest man I know.
Now he doesn't mind the snow, he doesn't mind the rain,
But all December you will hear him at your window pane,
Singing again and again and again and again and again;

Christmas is coming and the bells begin to ring,
The holly's in the window and the birds begin to sing.
I don't need to worry, and I don't need to fret,
And the more you give at Christmastime the more you get.

God bless you, gentlemen, God Bless you!
The more you give at Christmastime the more you get.

Christmas is coming, the egg is in the nog.
Please give a friendly man a friendly dog.
If you haven't got a friendly dog, a friendly cat will do,
If you haven't got a friendly cat may God bless you!

God bless you, gentleman, God bless you!
If you haven't got a friendly cat may God bless you!

Christmas is coming, the lights are on the tree.
How about a turkey leg for dear old me?
If you haven't got a turkey leg, a turkey wing will do.
If you haven't got a turkey wing may God bless you!

God bless you, gentlemen, God bless you!
If you haven't got a turkey wing may God bless you!

Christmas is coming, the cider's in the keg.
If I had a mug of cider I wouldn't have to beg.
If you haven't got a mug of cider, half a mug will do.
If you haven't got half a mug, may God bless you!

God bless you, gentlemen, God bless you!
If you haven't got half a mug, may God bless you!
If you haven't got a thing for me, may God bless you!

There are a lot of true sentiments in this carol. Maybe I'll snap out of it by Christmas. Don't be surprised if you see more carols pop up. What's your favorite?

8 comments:

Maggee said...

HI again! My favorite carol of late has been "I heard the Bells" especially by Casting Crowns. LOVE it!! I have been singing it in my mind for WEEKS!! Keep going, you're getting the spirit!

gracie said...

Thanks for the Christmas carol...I thought I could hear you singing! I don't have a favorite so I'll listen to whatever you are singing.......

Margaret said...

lol! I remember that scene with Miss Piggy! :D I don't even know what my favorite carol is. The old old ones, probably. Hope your Scrooginess is wearing off. I used to belong to choirs too!

Pumpkin said...

I forgot about this one! LOL! Ahhh, what is Christmas without the Muppets ;o)

Laura said...

Joy to the World!!!!

If you start singing Christmas Carols in your head you will definitely feel better! Oh, and do it while you are sitting in your fabulous chair and stitching!!!

Carol R said...

I am glad that you are getting in the Christmas spirit!
My favourite Carol? Me of course ... but maybe you didn't mean that ... it has to be Silent Night!

natalie said...

I love this song! I haven't heard it in years!

My favorite carols are too many to count. Being the singer and pianist I am, I am fortunate to know the popular songs as well as many, many beautiful ones that are not widely known. I just love them all. :)

Julie said...

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Muppet Christmas Carol to watch, i loved this one, thanks for sharing