Christmas In Grants Pass.com and the Rogue Planet.Net-work present the Magical Musical Christmas Murals of Grants Pass, Oregon!

   
   
 

     


Ernst Anschütz, 1824
("O Christmas Tree" ~ Click HERE for English translation)

 


O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur
  zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Dein Kleid will mich
  was lehren:
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
Gibt Trost und Kraft
  zu jeder Zeit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Das soll dein Kleid
  mich lehren.

 


 


Steve Nelson & Jack Rollins, 1950

 


 

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
and two eyes made out of coal
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow but the children
know how he came to life one day
There must have been some magic in that
old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
he began to dance around

Oh, Frosty the snowman
was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh
and play just the same as you and me
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

Frosty the snowman knew
the sun was hot that day
So he said
"Let's run and
we'll have some fun
now before I melt away"
Down to the village
with a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all
around the square saying
Catch me if you can

He led them down the streets of town
right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when
he heard him holler "Stop!"
For Frosty the snow man
had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying
"Don't you cry
I'll be back again some day"
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

 


Kim Gannon & Walter Kent, 1943

 


 

I'll be home for Christmas
 You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
and presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

 

 


Traditional Welsh Carol

 


 

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 year, 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

 


 

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:

Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a milking,
Seven swans a swimming,
Six geese a laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

 

 


James Pierpont, 1857

 


 
Every body stops
and stares at me
These two teeth are
gone as you can see
I don't know just who
to blame for this catastrophe!
But my one wish on Christmas Eve
is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could with you
"Merry Christmas."
It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"

Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh)

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.
Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas!"


Irving Berlin, 1942

 


 

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
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 and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

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

 

 


Dick Smith, Felix Bernard 1934

 


 
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, 
in the lane, snow is glistening 
A beautiful sight, 
we're happy tonight, 
walking 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, 
walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman, 
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown 
He'll say: Are you married? we'll say: No man, 
But you can do the job when you're in town. 
Later on, we'll conspire, 
as we dream by the fire 
To face unafraid, the plans that we've made, 
walking in a winter wonderland.

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, 
in the lane, snow is glistening 
A beautiful sight, 
we're happy tonight, 
walking 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, 
walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman, 
and pretend that he's a circus clown 
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman, 
until the alligators knock him down. 
When it snows, ain't it thrilling, 
Though your nose gets a chilling 
We'll frolic and play, 
the Eskimo way, 
walking in a winter wonderland. 

Walking in a winter wonderland, 
walking in a winter wonderland...