This Christmas Wish

Released October 15, 2001 | Sleeveless

Joyous, ethereal, inspiring… welcome to Christmas with Sara!

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS words by Ralph Blane, music by Hugh Martin

SILENT NIGHT music by Franz Gruber, words by Josef Mohr, c. 1818

LAST MONTH OF THE YEAR by Vera Hall, performed by Sara, Guy Forsyth, the Mighty Wammo and Kristin de Witt

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN words and music by Steve Nelson & Jack Rowllins (Hill and Range Songs/Intersong Music 1950)

ANGELS AMONG US words & music by Becky Hobbs and Dan Goodman (Sony/ATV Songs)

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN words & music by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie (CBS Fiest Catalog, 1934)

THE REASON WE HAVE CHRISTMAS IN THE WORLD (LIL’ BITS LULLABY) words and music by Jim & Kaki Matheson

KISS THIS CHRISTMAS GOODBYE words & music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI, 2001)

  • Produced by Sara Hickman
    Recorded by Marty Lester
    Artwork by Lily Blessing, 5-years old
    All piano, keys and angelic padding by Edward Hobizal
    All toy instruments & acoustic guitars by Sara
    Electric guitar by Jon Sanchez
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
    Let your heart be light
    From now on,
    our troubles will be out of sight

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
    Make the Yule-tide gay,
    From now on,
    our troubles will be miles away.

    Here we are as in olden days,
    Happy golden days of yore.
    Faithful friends who are dear to us
    Gather near to us once more.

    Through the years
    We all will be together,
    If the Fates allow
    Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
    And have yourself
    A merry little Christmas now.


    Silent Night

    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.

    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.


    Last Month of the Year

    Tell me when was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year
    When was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year
    When was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year

    Was it January? no no
    February? no no
    March, April, May? no no no
    June, July, August, September, October, November?
    It was the 25th day of December
    It was the last month of the year

    Tell me when was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year
    When was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year
    When was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year

    Was it January? no no
    February? no no
    March, April, May? no no no
    June, July, August, September, October, November?
    It was the 25th day of December
    It was the last month of the year

    He was born of a virgin
    Wrapped in swaddling clothes
    Lying in a manger
    Was it January? no no
    February? no no
    March, April, May? no no no
    June, July, August, September, October, November?
    It was the 25th day of December
    It was the last month of the year

    And then God called Moses
    On the mountaintop
    And then he stamped his law
    Right onto Moses’ heart
    Was it January? no no
    February? no no
    March, April, May? no no no
    June, July, August, September, October, November?
    It was the 25th day of December
    It was the last month of the year

    Tell me when was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year
    When was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year
    When was Jesus born?
    It was the last month of the year
    It was the last month of the year


    Frosty the Snowman

    Thumpety thump thump
    Thumpety thump thump
    Look at Frosty go
    Thumpety thump thump
    Thumpety thump thump
    Over the hills of snow

    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.

    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.

    Thumpety thump thump,
    Thumpety thump thump,
    Look at Frosty go.
    Thumpety 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 snowman
    Had to hurry on his way,
    But he waved goodbye saying,
    “Don’t you cry,
    I’ll be back again some day.”

    Thumpety thump thump,
    Thumpety thump thump,
    Look at Frosty go.
    Thumpety thump thump,
    Thumpety thump thump,
    Over the hills of snow.
    Over the hills of snow!


    Angels Among Us

    I was walking home from school on a cold winter’s day
    I took a shortcut through the woods, and I lost my way
    I was scared and alone and the sky was tumblin’ down
    But then a kind old man took my hand and he led me home
    My mama couldn’t see him, oh, but he was standing there
    I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers

    Oh, I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from somewhere up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
    To guide us with a light of love

    When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees
    There’s always been someone there to come along and comfort me
    A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand
    A phone call from a friend, just to say I understand
    And ain’t it kind of funny that at the dark end of the road
    Someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope

    Oh, I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from somewhere up above
    And they come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
    To guide us with a light of love

    They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places
    To guide us with their mercy, in our time of need

    Oh, I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from somewhere up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
    They guide us with a light of love
    They guide us with a light of love.


    Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    You better watch out
    You better not cry
    Better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Santa Claus is coming to town

    He’s making a list
    And checking it twice;
    Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
    Santa Claus is coming to town

    He sees you when you’ve been sleeping
    He knows when you’re awake
    He knows if you’ve been bad or good
    So be good for goodness sake!

    You better watch out!
    You better not cry
    You better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Santa Claus is coming around!

    He’s got little tin horns and little toy drums,
    rootie-toot-toots and rum-a-tum tums.
    Santa Claus… well you know the rest.

    He’s got curly-haired dolls and no kung-fu,
    bicycles, tricycles, kiddie cars too
    Santa Claus is coming to town

    Oh, kids in girl- and boy-land
    Will have a jubilee
    They’re going to build a toyland,
    all around the Christmas tree.

    So, you better watch out
    You better not cry
    Better not pout, let me hip you to why
    Santa Claus is coming around

    He sees you when you’ve been sleeping
    He knows when you’re awake
    He can dig it when you’re bad or good
    So be good for goodness sake!

    ‘Cause you better be good
    You better be square
    Santa sees you everywhere!
    And Santa Claus is coming
    Santa Claus is coming
    Santa Claus is coming to town!


    The Reason We Have Christmas In the World

    The sweetness of your smile could bring a teardrop from a stone
    Your hand’s soft touch upon me says I’ll never be alone
    And when you’re lying close beside me, nestled in my arms
    You provoke the mockingbird to song

    When Jesus was a baby child, the shepherds heard the angels’ choir
    Singing on the night when he was born
    Wise men came with precious gifts, they knelt and bowed as Mary kissed
    The hands that had created all the world

    The sweetness of his smile could bring a teardrop from a stone
    His hand’s soft touch upon us says we’ll never be alone
    And when we come to kneel before him and to humbly bow
    He’ll provoke the mockingbird to song

    When Jesus was a baby child, the shepherds heard the angels’ choir
    Singing on the night that he was born
    Wise men came with precious gifts, they knelt and bowed as Mary kissed
    The reason we have Christmas in the world


    Kiss This Christmas Goodbye

    Kiss this Christmas goodbye
    Pack up the tinsel and the lights
    Send ol’ Santa on his way
    With his reindeer in his sleigh
    Kiss this Christmas goodbye

    Another book full of memories
    Photos of family ’round the tree
    A cup of egg nog and good cheer
    It’s so sweet for me to hear
    Why do we wait to gather once a year?

    Kiss this Christmas goodbye
    For there’s no time to reason why
    It’s the season wrapped in love
    And we never get enough
    Kiss this Christmas goodbye

    Singing carols in the snow
    To every neighbor’s house we go
    Children bathed in colored lights
    As we hold each other tight
    Breathless in the endless wonderment

    Kiss this Christmas goodbye
    But keep your goodwill shining bright
    Hear the angels from above
    Sing the awesome story of
    What happened long ago, one night
    Kiss this Christmas goodbye

    Kiss this Christmas goodbye
    Kiss this Christmas goodbye. . .





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