This playful arrangement by Sam Cardon and Garrett Breeze cycles through four holiday favorites in quick succession: “Up On the Housetop,” “Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and “Jingle Bells.” With simple part writing in comfortable ranges it could also be used as an audience sing-a-long (especially when performed with the orchestral accompaniment)!
Voicing: SATB, SAB, SSA, TTB, and Two-Part
Accompaniment: Piano (Orchestral accompaniment available HERE)
Up on the housetop reindeer pause, out jumps good old Santa Claus Down through the chimney with lots of toys all for the little ones’ Christmas joys. Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go? Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go Up on the housetop, click, click, click. Down through the chimney with Old Saint Nick.
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, lean your ear this way. Don’t you tell a single soul what I’m going to say. Christmas Eve is coming soon. Now, you dear old man Whisper what you’ll bring to me, tell me if you can.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! So bring us some figgy pudding, so bring us some figgy pudding, So bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it right here! Good tidings we bring to you and your kin. We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way. Bells on bob tail ring, making spirit’s bright, What fun it is to ride and sing a sleigh-ing song tonight. Oh!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!