Christmas Carol Booklet

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Christmas Carol Booklet

  1. 1. Caroling, Caroling A Christmas Carol Newsletter prepared by Elizabeth Therese Gaughan English Language Assistant IES La Arboleda, Lepe (Huelva)
  2. 2. Auld Lang Syne http://www.donnasholidaysentiments.com/x/auld.html Auld Lang Syne originated as a Scottish poem. It means “time gone by” and is traditionally sung at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days of auld lang syne? And days of auld lang syne, my dear, We Wish You a Merry And days of auld lang syne. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, Christmas And days of auld lang syne? http://www.donnasholidaysentiments.com/x/wewishy ou.html This English carol dates back to the 16th century. The origin lies in the tradition where wealthy people of Jingle Bells http://www.donnasholidaysentiments.com/x/jingl the community gave Christmas treats, such as ‘figgy e.html puddings” to carolers on Christmas Eve. James S. Pierpont, a musician from Boston, We wish you a merry Christmas Massachusetts, wrote the lyrics and melody to We wish you a merry Christmas this song in 1857. We wish you a merry Christmas Dashing through the snow And a happy New Year. In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; Laughing all the way Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year. Bells on bobtail ring Making spirits bright Additional verses: What fun it is to sing a sleighing song Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; tonight! Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells We won't go until we get some; We won't go until we get some; Jingle all the way. We won't go until we get some, so bring some out What fun it is to ride in a one-horse open here sleigh! Joy to the World http://www.donnasholidaysentiments.com/x/joy.html
  3. 3. The lyrics to this song come from a hymn written by the Englishman Isaac Watts in 1719. The melody has been credited to two men: George Frederick Handel, a German composer, and Lowell Mason, an American. Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. Additional verses: Joy to the world, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love. Can you find …an angel and three little stars, A tiny toy trumpet and an old-fashioned car, A teddy bear and two big bows, And Christmas lights in four neat rows? Would you like to send a Christmas e-card to Can you find a candy cane and a bell, someone special? Visit… A little goldfish and an old seashell, A house and a sled and a penguin, too? http://www.123greetings.com/events/christmas/ I can see them all! Can you? O Come, All Ye Faithful http://www.donnasholidaysentiments.com/x/adeste.html
  4. 4. This carol was originally written in Latin (“Adeste Fideles”) by the Englishman John Wade. Fellow Englishman John Reading composed the melody, and Reverend Frederick Oakley translated the lyrics into English in 1841. O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him Born the King of angels; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord. Additional verses: Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above; Glory to God, Glory in the highest; Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be all glory given; Son of the Father, now in flesh appearing Would you like to visit virtually “Santa Park” in Romanievi (Finland)? Visit… http://www.santapark.com/
  5. 5. Silent Night http://www.donnasholidaysentiments.com/x/silentnight.html On Christmas Eve 1818, the organ in St. Nicholas Church in Austria broke down. Franz Gruber, the organist, was forced to write a simple melody that could be performed without the organ. With Father Joseph Mohr’s simple lyrics, the song was performed at the evening service with great success. 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 Additional verses: Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the Savior is born Christ, the Savior is born Silent night, holy night Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth Do you want more GAMES, SONGS, LINKS, GRAPHICS, MOVIES, etc., for Christmas? Visit… http://xmasfun.com/

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