December Announcements



Christmas Caroling!


children-1096462_1280.pngOne month from today, we are singing Christmas carols at a nursing home here in town! I am not giving out the location online purposefully – so if you’re interested in going, let me know at your next lesson and I’ll give you directions on how to get there.

Caroling is taking place on Sunday, December 4 at 2pm.We will be arriving to set up around 1:40pm.

I was hoping for multiple options but they didn’t really have any for that weekend, and there isn’t really another weekend that will work.

Here is a list of all the songs we’ll be working on for the Caroling. Please note, we may not be able to sing all of these songs depending on how much time we have or all of the verses that they have, but we need to be prepared enough so that we don’t run out of songs. They actually go by pretty fast πŸ˜‰

  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Jingle Bells
  • What Child is This
  • Up on the Housetop
  • Deck the Halls
  • Here We Come A-Caroling
  • Silent Night
  • Twelve Days of Christmas
  • The First Noel
  • Feliz Navidad*
  • Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer*
  • Carol of the Bells*

*Not Public Domain Songs

Please continue to check back on the post as I will be adding lyrics, chords, and videos for the Public Domain songs so you can be preparing in advance for singing or playing on your instrument. Please let me know if you are interested in playing your instrument for one or more of the songs.

Here is a video of some of the songs to practice with. It’s important to know what the beginning of the song sounds like so you know when to start singing and also if there are pauses in between the lyrics of a song.


Also, notice that there are sections labled [chorus]. Whenever you see the word [chorus] later in the song, you are to sing the words that went with the first [chorus] that you saw. If you are confused, just listen to what I sing in the recording.

The songs in this recording are as follows:

1. Deck the Halls
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 1:30
3. Jingle Bells 3:16
4. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 7:00
5. Up on the Housetop 8:28
6. What Child Is This 11:42
7. Here We Come A-Caroling 14:35
8. Silent Night 16:00
9. The First Noel 18:10
10. The Twelve Days of Christmas 22:30
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 26:40

Click here for the lyrics for the public domain songs: christmas-caroling-lyrics-2016

Click here for the chords to the songs:christmas-caroling-2016-chords

*PLEASE NOTE* I am not making recordings or providing lyrics online of songs that are not in the public domain. The lyrics for Feliz Navidad and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be available when we are performing on Dec. 4. If you are not familiar with those two songs, please make sure that you listen to a recording and look at the lyrics.