Up on the Housetop – A Christmas Song with Video

image"Up on the Housetop" was written by American Benjamin Hanby in 1864.  It was one of the first Christmas songs in English about St. Nick.  Here are the lyrics with a YouTube video…

Up on the Housetop

Up on the housetop, reindeer pause,
Out jumps good ol’ 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 good Saint Nick.

First comes the stocking of little Nell,image
Oh, dear Santa, fill it well.
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries,
One that will open and shut her eyes.
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 good Saint Nick.

Next comes the stocking of little Will,
Oh, just see what a glorious fill.
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks,
Also a ball and a whip that cracks.
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 good Saint Nick.

There’s another nice rendition of Up on the Housetop here.

Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

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