Christmas is Happening! Original festive family favourites

by Johnny and the Raindrops

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    Original festive songs for the perfect musical family Christmas.
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    Designs by Owen Findley Or8Designs.
    Photos by Sarah Maloy

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Christmas is happening, folks! These sensational seasonal songs are designed to make your family Christmas just that little bit more marvellous, musical and magical. Get ready to sing about Santa and snowmen, candles and cakes, cute baby dragons and Granny’s colossal culinary creation.

Make some room to clap your hands, dance the Kung fu, and jump, shout and boogie yourself into New Year. Save some energy to shine a light and reflect some joy and hope into the darkness of winter. So from all the Raindrops, have a very cool Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!

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released December 1, 2017

All words and music by Liam Maloy
Design by Owen Findley Or8Designs

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Track Name: I've got a dragon
Daddy got some slippers. Mummy got a hat.
Gran got something for the garden that would scare off all the cats.
Little Lucy got a scooter and an Elvis book to read.
But what I got for Christmas must be seen to be believed.

I’ve got a dragon. A baby dragon.
And my present won’t stop flying round the room.
I’ve got a dragon. A baby dragon.
And with one hot breath the baubles all went ‘Boom!’

Grandad got some golf balls. Uncle Brian got some beers.
Little Joey got a monster that could squirt slime out its ears.
Auntie Julie got a mirror and a fancy new hair dryer,
But what I got for Christmas nearly set the house on fire.

I’ve got a dragon. A baby dragon.
And it’s the greatest present that I’ve ever had.
I’ve got a dragon. A baby dragon.
More fun than any goldfish, dog or cat.

And if we needed fire …. my dragon did the job.
Our Christmas pud was flaming all day long.
The turkey took a minute…. Roast potatoes turned to coal.
Now where have all the peas and carrots gone?

My brother got a mug with a chocolate bar stuck in it.
Rex the doggy got a chewy that he shredded in a minute.
Cousin Janie got a jump suit and a Barbie that gives birth,
But what I got for Christmas has the smelliest breath on Earth.

I’ve got a dragon. A baby dragon.
Though their breath is hot, a dragon is so cool.
I’ve got a dragon. A baby dragon.
And I can’t wait to show the other kids in school.

I’ve got a dragon. A baby dragon.
And my present won’t stop flying round the room.
I’ve got a dragon. A baby dragon.
And with one hot breath the baubles all went ‘Boom!’
Track Name: Eight little reindeer
Eight little reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh
Dasher said ‘I’m hungry!’, so he flew away
Back home to Lapland to eat mince pies all day
Then there were seven little reindeers pulling Santa’s sleigh

Seven little … Dancer said … so she flew …
…eat ice cream …six little

Six little … Prancer said … so he flew …
…eat blue cheese …five
Five little … Vixen said … so she flew …
…eat peanuts …four

Four little … Comet said … so he flew …
…eat cold beans …three
Three little … Cupid said … so she flew …
…eat pop corn …two

Two little … Donner said … so he flew …
…eat fried eggs …
One little … Blitzen said … so she flew …
…drink eggnog …no

Santa’s sleigh was grounded. No more could it fly
His reindeer all had left him and never said goodbye
He walked back home to Lapland and opened up his door
And there were eight fat reindeer sleeping on the floor
Track Name: Kung Fu Christmas
Kung fu snowballs. Kung fu stars.
Kung fu candles, flickering away in jars.
Kung fu crackers. Kung fu jokes.
Kung fu hats and scarves and mittens and gloves and coats.

Kung fu carols. Kung fu games.
Kung fu Rudolph and all those other reindeer’s names
Kung fu tinsel. Kung fu fairy lights.
Kung fu tucked up snugly warm upon the night ... before …

KUNG FU CHRISTMAS! KUNG FU CHRISTMAS!
Don’t get too excited ‘cause it’s just a …
KUNG FU CHRISTMAS!

Kung fu Santa. Kung fu sleigh.
Kung fu presents wrapped up ready for that special day.
Kung fu stockings. Kung fu socks.
Kung fu elves putting little kung fu toys in a box.

Kung fu parties. Kung fu fun.
Kung fu doing the decorations ‘till they’re done.
Kung fu angel on a Kung fu tree.
Only a few more kung fu days until it will be …

KUNG FU CHRISTMAS! KUNG FU CHRISTMAS!
If it’s Christmas and kung fu then it must be …
KUNG FU CHRISTMAS!

Ooo. Aah. (Merry merry)
Ooo. Aah. (Kung fu)
Ooo. Aah. (Merry merry)
Ooo. Aah. (Kung fu)
Ok, now chop the wood with the side of your hand!
Now stand on one leg with your arms way out to the sides.
Now put your hands together and bow.
I LOVE KUNG FOOOOOOOOOO ….. Christmas!
Track Name: Raindrop Christmas
It’s a rocking and a-rolling rip it up Raindrop Christmas
It’s a marvellous musical magical Raindrop Christmas
And we love to hear you sing
So everybody join in
It’s a rocking and a-rolling Raindrop Christmas

Matt is on the drums ….
He gets so excited when Christmas cones.
Darren’s on the bass…
The Christmas tree lights up his face.
Andy’s on the guitar…
He shines so bright like a shooting star.
And I’m here to sing …
About all the little things that Christmas brings.

It’s a rocking and a-rolling rip it up Raindrop Christmas
It’s a marvellous musical magical Raindrop Christmas
And we love to hear you sing
So everybody join in
It’s a rocking and a-rolling Raindrop Christmas

There’s songs in the air
Christmas music everywhere.
So everyone join in.
It feels so good when you let yourself sing.
A merry Christmas to you.
A musical one from the Raindrop crew.
We’ll be done in a minute.
Sing it one more time with your heart and soul in it.

It’s a rocking and a-rolling rip it up Raindrop Christmas
Track Name: Shine a light
Shine a light in the darkness this Christmas.
Shine a light in the rain and the snow.
For the nights are so long in the winter.
Shine a light everywhere that you go.

Shine a light into every dark corner.
Place colourful lights on the tree.
Bring lanterns and torches and candles.
Make Christmas as bright as can be.

Shine! Shine! It’s Christmas time!
Shine! Shine! Shine!
Shine a light into every dark corner.
And shine, shine, shine!

Shine a light for the friends who are with you.
Shine a light for those who have gone.
Let Christmas bring light to your darkness.
So shine on, children, shine on.
Track Name: Christmas is happening!
Christmas is happening in our house
You can feel it in the air
Christmas is happening in our house
Christmas is happening everywhere

You can taste it in the mince pies and the turkey
You can see it when the fairy lights shine
And when everybody sings
And the bells begin to ring
There’s a feeling that it’s almost Christmas time

Christmas is happening in our house
You can feel it in the air
Christmas is happening in our house
Christmas is happening everywhere

You can see it in the sparkle of the tinsel
You can feel it when the fire starts to glow
And when cakes and pies are cooking
That’s the smell of Christmas coming
And you know there’s just a few more days to go

Christmas is happening
Christmas is happening
Christmas is happening
Christmas is happening
Track Name: Wrap up warm in the Winter
Wrap up warm in the winter
Wrap up warm in the winter
Put your hats and scarves and gloves and woolly jumpers on.
Wrap up warm in the winter
Yeah, that’s what you’ve got to do
To keep yourself warm in the winter.
Track Name: Granny's Christmas Dinner
Every Christmas Day I get excited
All that tinsel gets me in a festive mood.
But there’s one thing that makes Christmas really special,
And that’s the thought of all that lovely Christmas food.
Now there’s one place that I love and that is Granny’s
We go round hers on Christmas afternoon
And our eyes light up and tummies start to rumble
When we see the tasty treats that fill the room

So it’s Yum, Yum, Yum! Get that food into my tum!
It’s Granny’s Christmas dinner.
Then it’s Huff, Huff, Puff! I had far more than enough of,
Granny’s Christmas dinner.

No-one’s ever said ‘Please Gran. Can I have some more?’
Says Gran ‘Another slice?’. You say ‘ No really I’m sure’.
And when Grandad’s finished his we roll him out of the door,
After Granny’s Christmas dinner.

Instrumental

There’s roasted, boiled, fried and mashed potatoes.
A flock of turkeys stuffed in each and every way
My brother took a climb up parsnip mountain.
He only found his way back down on New Year’s Day
I thought I’d try a little Christmas pudding.
‘What would you like with that?’ Granny did call.
‘There’s ice cream, custard, cream and brandy butter,
Or squirty. I know why not have them all!’

So it’s Yum, Yum, Yum! Get that food into my tum! ….

‘No more chocolate log for me’ I said. ‘No really. You must’.
The dining table legs were bending. They were ready to bust.
Where’s the other fifty people who’ll be eating with us.
At Granny’s Christmas dinner!
My mum said ‘Lay me down and can someone call a nurse’
My daddy grabbed his tummy saying ‘Something has burst’
I know what we’ll be eating until February the first
And that’s Granny’s Christmas dinner
Granny’s Christmas dinner
Track Name: There are lots of things to do when you're a Santa
There are lots of things to do when you’re a Santa.
There are lots of things to do when you’re a Santa.
Like putting all your presents in your Christmas sack.
Up and down the chimneys till your beard turns black.
I want to be a Santa.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Hee! Hee!
A Santa’s what I’d really like to be.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Hoo! Hoo!
Would you like to be a Santa too?

There are lots of things to wear when you’re a Santa.
There are lots of things to wear when you’re a Santa.
Red hat. Red suit, edged with white.
Big black belt done right up tight.
I want to be a Santa.

Ho….. Ho….. Ho…… Ah, Ha Ha!
Ho….. Ho….. Ho…… Ah, Ha Ha!
Ho, Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha, Ha.
Ho, Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha, Ha.
Ho….. Ho….. Ho…… Ah, Ha Ha!

There are lots of things to eat when you’re a Santa.
There are lots of things to eat when you’re a Santa.
Like cakes and puddings, hot mince pies
Keeps my belly Santa size!
I want to be a Santa.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Hee! Hee!
A Santa’s what I’d really like to be.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Hoo! Hoo!
Would you like to be a Santa too?

There are lots of things to do when you’re a Santa.
There are lots of things to do when you’re a Santa.
Like training elves who haven’t got a clue
How to shovel up reindeer poo.
I want to be a Santa.
I want to be a Santa.
I want to be a Santa.
Track Name: I'm a little candle
I’m a little candle burning bright
I make your Christmas glow
I get a little bit shorter every day
Until I have to go

I’m a little candle burning bright
With numbers down my side
I’ll be with you till Christmas Eve
And then I’ll say goodbye
I’ll be with you till Christmas Eve
And then I’ll say goodbye
Track Name: Someone stole our snowman
Someone stole our snowman
We made him yesterday
But now it seems some snowmen thieves
Have taken him away

Yes, someone stole our snowman
And he’d only just been born
But this morning we discovered
There’s no snowman on our lawn!

Did someone full of Christmas cheer
Think they were doing good
By sharing out the snowmen
Like some festive Robin Hood?

Someone stole our snowman
Time to call the snowman police
To inform them snowman stealing
Is something that must cease!

Yes, someone stole our snowman
Not just squashed him where he stood
We can see no snowy mole hill
Like a flattened Christmas pud

Was our snowman beamed away
By some desperate smuggling Martians
Come to melt him down and pour him
On their dusty Martian garden?

Where has our snowman got to?
He couldn’t have gone far!
Is he keeping cool and snoozing
On the back seat of our car?

Is he hiding in the bushes?
Is he sleeping in the shed?
Has he jumped the fence and gone to live
With someone else instead?

His hat and scarf have vanished
There’s no carrot, pipe or coal
So we’ve come to the conclusion
It’s our snowman someone stole!

Was he sad at being looked at
And of standing there on show?
Has he made himself be flat again
To be like other snow?

Did some icy Artful Dodgers
Bring their sledge to slide him on?
All we know is last night he was here
And now our snowman’s gone!

Fagin’s gang stole jewellery
Pirates pilfered treasure
But for crafty Christmas crooks
It’s stealing snow that brings them pleasure

Christmas time means peace on earth
And funny TV programmes
Not skulking in the darkness
Stealing someone else’s snowman!

So we really miss our snowman
We loved him like a brother
So once this poem’s finished
We’ll have to go and make another!
Track Name: Shine a Light (Instrumental)
Shine a light in the darkness this Christmas.
Shine a light in the rain and the snow.
For the nights are so long in the winter.
Shine a light everywhere that you go.

Verse 2
Shine a light into every dark corner.
Place colourful lights on the tree.
Bring lanterns and torches and candles.
Make Christmas as bright as can be.

Chorus
Shine! Shine! It’s Christmas time!
Shine! Shine! Shine!
Shine a light into every dark corner.
And shine, shine, shine!

Verse 3
Shine a light for the friends who are with you.
Shine a light for those who have gone.
Let Christmas bring light to your darkness.
So shine on, children, shine on.

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