Osmond - Christmas Album - 1976

The Osmonds - Christmas Album (1976) (Polydor PD 1 6083 ) (LP) Two Album Set

Arranged and Produced by
Don Costa

Executive Producers by
The Osmond Brothers

*Arranged by - John D’Andrea
**Produced by - The Osmond Brothers
***Vocal Arrangements by - Earl Brown
****Vocal Arrangements by - George Wyle
+Strings and Horns arranged - by Sid Feller
++Strings and Horns arranged by Cesars Genfili

Recorded at
Kolob Recording Studios in
Provo, Utah
And Los Angeles, CA

Recording Engineers: 
Humberto Gatica, Ed Green,
Wayne Osmond

Re-mix Engineer: 
Humberto Gatica

Art Direction: 
Beverly Parker

Design and Illustration: 
Fred Marcellino

Record 1 - Side One

1. I'll Be Home For Christmas
2. Winter Wonderland
3. Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells
4. If Santa Were My Daddy
5. Blue Christmas

Record 1 - Side Two

1. Silver Bells
2. Sleigh Ride
3. This Christmas Eve
4. Pine Cones And Holly Berries / It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
5. White Christmas
Record 2 - Side One
1. What Are You Doing New Years Eve
2. It Never Snows In L.A.
3. The Christmas Song
4. A Very Merry Christmas
5. Caroling Medley
Record 2 - Side Two
1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
2. The Christmas Waltz
3. Old Fashioned Christmas
4. When He Comes Again
5. Silent Night
Record 1 - Side One
1. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Osmonds

I'll be home for Christmas,
you can count on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe,
and presents 'neath the tree.

Christmas Eve will find me
where the love light beams.
I'll be home for Christmas,
if only in my dreams.

I'll be home for Christmas
Please have snow, and mistletoe,
and presents 'neath the tree.
Oh, Christmas Eve will find me
where the love light beams.
I'll be home for Christmas
if only in my dreams.

I’ll be home for Christmas

2. Winter Wonderland - Donny & Marie

Sleigh bells ring,
are you listenin
In the lane,
snow is glistenin’
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 made
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
The plans that we made
We’ll face unafraid
Walking in a
winter wonderland.

3. Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells - Osmonds

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
in a one horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride in
a one horse open sleigh

Come Dasher, come Dancer,
come Prancer, come Vixen
On Comet, on Cupid,
on Donder, on Blitzen
Put on your bells,
your Christmas bells

Come on, we're goin'
for a sleigh ride,
Christmas time is here again!
Come on, we're goin'
for a sleigh ride!
To spread good cheer again
from the top of the chimney
to the top of the wall,
dash away, dash away,
dash away all

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride in
a one horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
in a one horse open sleigh

Old St. Nicholas,
he took a flight,
the moon was shining bright,
bring out the bells!
Old St. Nick was riding
through the sky,
you should have seen
those reindeer fly

Bring out the bells,
it's the holiday season
bring out the bells,
it's a happy time
bring out the bells,
we've got a good reason
to ring the bells and
hear the pretty bells chime

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride in
a one horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way
what fun it is to ride
in a one horse open sleigh

(Christmas jingle bells)
jingle bells
(Christmas jingle bells)
Merry Christmas to all

4. If Santa Were My Daddy - Jimmy

If Santa were my daddy
I’d be good
Every single day of the year
I bet you think I couldn’t do it,
yeah I could
With such a jolly gentleman so near
I’d always try to be the kind of boy
Santa’d want his son to be
Helpful and friendly ‘specially when
He had his twinkling eye on me

I would dress exactly
like my daddy
I would learn to
laugh his ho-ho-ho’s
Maybe he would even
teach me how to fly
By laying a finger
aside of my nose

And maybe I would
grow a snow white beard
And try to learn to
turn with a jerk
Then finally when all
the Claus’ disappeared
My Daddy would
retire from his work
And I would be the
one to take his place
Spreading all the Christmas joy
I’d be more than willing
wow would it be thrilling
If only I were Santa’s boy

And I would be the
one to take his place
Spreading all the Christmas joy
I’d be more than willing
wow would it be thrilling
If only I were Santa’s boy

Santa’s boy,
Santa’s boy,
Santa’s boy
Santa’s boy,
Santa’s boy,
Santa’s boy

5. Blue Christmas - Marie

I’ll have a blue Christmas
without you
I’ll be so blue
just thinking about you
Decorations of red
on a green Christmas tree
Won’t mean a thing
if you’re not here with me.

I’ll have a blue
Christmas that’s certain
And when that blue
heartache starts hurtin’
You’ll be doing alright
With your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue,
blue Christmas.

You’ll be doing alright
With your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue,
blue Christmas.

Record 1 - Side Two

1. Silver Bells - Donny & Marie

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeing
of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you’ll hear

Silver bells (Silver bells)
Silver bells (Silver bells)
It’s Christmastime in the City
Ring a ling (ring a ling)
Hear them ring (hear them ring)
Soon it will be Christmas Day
(ring a ling)

Strings of street lights,
even stop lights
Blinker bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch,
see the kids bunch
This is Santa’s big scene
And above all this bustle you’ll hear

Silver bells
Silver bells (Silver bells)
It’s Christmastime in the City
Ring a ling (ring a ling)
Hear them ring (hear them ring)
Soon it will be Christmas Day
Soon it will be Christmas Day

2. Sleigh Ride - Osmonds

Don’t you get the feeling,
don’t you want to be outside
Then come on everybody,
we’re going for a little ride
Hitch up the horses
we’ll be on our way
we’re gonna have a lot of fun
Just hold on tight
‘cause I know their
gonna wanna run

We’re going for a sleigh ride,
everybody outside,
sleigh ride Woo
Going for a sleigh ride,
up on the hillside,
sleigh ride, woo
Will we take it slow
you know the answer is no
We’re gonna go
just as fast as we can
Sleigh ride,
we’ll take it all in together

Gonna have a good time,
like you’ve never had before
Cos once you take a sleigh ride,
you’re gonna be a
begging for more
Don’t wait and don’t be late
Better tell me if you’re gonna go
‘Cause we’re all ready to start
Playing in the snow

We’re going for a sleigh ride,
everybody outside,
sleigh ride Woo
Going for a sleigh ride,
up on the hillside,
sleigh ride, woo
Will we take it slow
you know the answer is no
We’re gonna go
just as fast as we can
Sleigh ride,
we’ll take it all in together

Alright

Hitch up the horses
we’ll be on our way
we’re gonna have a lot of fun
Just hold on tight ‘cause
I know they’re gonna wanna run

We’re going for a sleigh ride,
everybody outside,
sleigh ride Woo
Going for a sleigh ride,
up on the hillside,
sleigh ride, woo
Will we take it slow
you know the answer is no
We’re gonna go
just as fast as we can
Sleigh ride,
we’ll take it all in together

We’re going for a sleigh ride,
everybody outside,
sleigh ride Woo
Going for a sleigh ride,
up on the hillside,
sleigh ride, woo
Will we take it slow
you know the answer is no
We’re gonna go
just as fast as we can
Sleigh ride,
we’ll take it all in together

We’re going for a sleigh ride,
everybody outside,
sleigh ride Woo
Going for a sleigh ride,
up on the hillside,
sleigh ride, woo
Will we take it slow
you know the answer is no
We’re gonna go
just as fast as we can
Sleigh ride,
we’ll take it all in together

3. This Christmas Eve - Donny

This Christmas Eve
I’ll be lonely
With you so far away from me
In my empty heart
will echo the carols
As I gaze alone
upon the tree.

And yet sometime,
I’ll be happy
For in my heart,
I still believe
That you and I
will always be together
As we’re together,
this Christmas Eve.

Yet in my heart,
I still believe
That you and I
will always be together
As we’re together,
this Christmas Eve.

 

4. Pine Cones and Holly Berries / It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - All Osmonds

It’s beginning to look
a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
There’s a tree
in the Grand Hotel
One in the park as well
The sturdy kind that
doesn’t mind the snow
It’s beginning to look
a lot like Christmas
Soon the bells will start
And the thing that’ll
 make them ring
Is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart

Pine cones and holly berries
Popcorn for you, apples for me
Red striped candy,
nut cracker handy
Kettle a-bubbling
hot as can be
Snow clouds hang
low and threatening
Maybe it won’t
Pray and it may
The brightest fireplace
glows in every face
Waiting for Christmas Day

Waiting for Christmas Day

5.White Christmas - Osmonds

Christmas
Merry Christmas
Christmas
Merry Christmas
Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
(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
All Your Christmases
May all your Christmases be white

Christmas
Merry Christmas
Christmas

May all your
Christmases be white

Record 2 - Side One

1. What Are You Doing New Years Eve - Donny

Maybe it’s much
too early in the game
Oh but I thought I’d
ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s,
New Year’s Eve

Wonder whose arms will
hold you good and tight
When it’s exactly
twelve o’clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year,
New Year’s Eve

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand
invitations you received
Oh but in case I stand
one little chance
Here comes a jackpot
question in advance
What are you doing New Year’s,
New Years Eve

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You’ll receive
Oh but in case I
stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot
question in advance
What are you doing New Year’s,
New Years Eve

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You’ll receive
Oh but in case I
stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot
question in advance
What are you doing New Year’s,
New Years Eve

2. It Never Snows In L.A. - Jimmy

It never snows in LA
so Santa don’t bring me a sleigh
I’ll leave a key by our door
‘cause there’s no chimney anymore
Remember where you are,
you’d better bring your car
‘Cause Santa there’s no snow in LA

When Christmas comes
it’s gonna be
a little strange to me
I used to live up in
the mountains now
I’m by the sea
I wonder if old Santa knows
my family’s moved away
I’d feel much better
if I wrote him a letter
Here is what I’d say

It never snows in LA
so Santa don’t bring me a sleigh
I’ll leave a key by our door
‘cause there’s no chimney anymore
Remember where you are,
you’d better bring your car
‘Cause Santa there’s no snow in LA

I’ll build a snowman out of sand
and surf each winter day
And try to learn those different games
the Californians play
I know that Santa’s very smart
he’d never let me down
I think I’d better write him a letter
And tell him where I can be found

It never snows in LA
so Santa don’t bring me a sleigh
I’ll leave a key by our door
‘cause there’s no chimney anymore
Remember where you are,
you’d better bring your car
‘Cause Santa there’s no snow in LA

It never snows in LA
so Santa don’t bring me a sleigh
I’ll leave a key by our door
‘cause there’s no chimney anymore
Remember where you are,
you’d better bring your car
‘Cause Santa there’s no snow in LA

3. The Christmas Song - Osmonds

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Ah Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey
and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes
All a glow will
Find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toys
and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child
is going to spy
To see if reindeer
really know how to fly

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety two
Although it’s been said
many times many ways
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas to

Merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas,
Merry, Merry Christmas
to you

4. I Hope You Have A Very Merry Christmas - Merrill

Carolers singing
Sleigh bells ringing
Children laughing at play
Snowflakes falling
Neighbors calling
Happy all of the day

I hope you have a
very merry Christmas time
More than just an
ordinary Christmas time.
May all your friends
remember you with cards
to show their friendship’s true.
May those you love all
be with you this Christmas time
And make for you an extra
beautiful Christmas time.
May all you’ve longed
for soon come true
That’s my Christmas wish for you.

Little bells a tinkling
Little lights a twinkling
Jolly Santas everywhere you go.
The lighted candle glimmering
Lovely trees are shimmering
Smiles from people
you don’t even know.

I hope you have a
merry Christmas time.
A very extra
ordinary Christmas time.
Because I love you as much as I do
Merry Christmas to you.

Tardy shoppers hurrying
Curious kids a scurrying
Lovers underneath the mistletoe
Church bells pealing
Wise men kneeling
Remembering the night
so long ago.

I hope you have a
merry Christmas time.
A very very merry
merry Christmas time.
Because I love you
as much as I do
Merry Christmas to you.

5. Caroling Medley - Osmonds

Caroling, caroling now we go
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling through the snow
Christmas bells are ringing
Joyous voices sweet and clear
Singing sad of heart to cheer
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Here we come a-caroling,
here we come a-caroling.
Here we come a-caroling,
here we come a-caroling.
Here we come a-caroling,
here we come a-caroling.
Here we come a-caroling,
here we come a-caroling.

We are not daily beggars
that go from door to door
But we are neighbor’s children
that you have seen before
Love and joy come to you
and a Merry Christmas too
And God send you
a happy, happy new year
And God send you
a happy new year

Here we come a-caroling,
here we come a-caroling,

Christmas is coming
the goose is getting fat
Please put a penny
in the old man’s hat
If you haven’t got a penny
a ha’penny will do
If you haven’t got a
ha’penny then God bless you
God bless you,
God bless you
God bless you

God rest ye merry gentlemen
let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s power
when we have gone astray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy

Oh little town of Bethlehem
how still we see thee lie

The first Noel the angels
did say was to certain

Hark the herald angels sing
glory to the new born King

Oh sing choirs of angels,
sing in exultation
Sing, sing, sing, sing

Joy to the world
the Lord is come,
let earth receive her King
Let every heart
prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
and heaven and nature sing
And heaven and
heaven and nature sing

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

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
Sing the ancient yuletide carol
Fa la la la la la la la la

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy new year.

Record 2 - Side Two

1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Marie

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

It doesn’t show signs of stopping
I’ve bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I’ll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I’ll be warm

Oh the fire is slowly dying
And my dear we’re still goodbying
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

When we finally say goodnight
How I’ll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I’ll be warm

Oh the fire is slowly dying
And my dear we’re still goodbying
And as long as you love me so
Let it snow,
let it snow,
let it snow

Snowflakes falling on the treetops
Snowflakes falling on the treetops
Snowflakes falling on the treetops

2. The Christmas Waltz - Osmonds

Frosted window panes
Candles gleaming inside
Painted candy canes on the tree
Santa’s on his way
He’s filled his sleigh with things
Things for you and for me

It’s that time of year
When the world falls in love
Every song you hear
seems to say
Merry Christmas
May your new year
Dreams come true
And this song of mine
In three-quarter time
Wishes you and yours
The same thing too

Merry Christmas
May your new year
Dreams come true
And this song of mine
In three-quarter time
Wishes you and yours
The same thing too

Merry Christmas to you

3. An Old Fashioned Christmas - Donny

I like to hear that music,
the music of today
And do the latest dances
in a crazy way
But when it comes to Christmas
I put away the new
And celebrate the holiday
the way I used to do

Let’s have an old fashioned Christmas
an old fashioned Christmas
Hang the stockings on the fireplace
put the presents ‘neath the tree
Just like an old fashioned Christmas
an old fashioned Christmas
Get together all the family
just like it used to be

Now I can take the city
and the sandy shores
Where there’s always sunshine
now who could ask for more
But when I think of Christmas
and the fallen snow
To the fun filled mountains
is where I want to go

Well winter and it’s magic
are upon us once again
Bringing all those memories
of fun times way back when
Well I am not a dreamer
but I really have to say
They really don’t make Christmases
like the ones of yesterday

Let’s have an old fashioned Christmas
an old fashioned Christmas
Hang the stockings on the fireplace
put the presents ‘neath the tree
Just like an old fashioned Christmas
an old fashioned Christmas
Get together all the family
just like it used to be

Let’s have an old fashioned Christmas
an old fashioned Christmas
Hang the stockings on the fireplace
put the presents ‘neath the tree
Just like an old fashioned Christmas
an old fashioned Christmas
Get together all the family
just like it used to be

4. When He Comes Again - Jimmy

I wonder when He comes again
will herald angels sing
Will earth be white with drifted snow
or will the world know spring
I wonder if one star will shine
far brighter than the rest
Will daylight stay
the whole night through
will songbirds leave their nests
I’m sure He’ll call his little ones
to gather round His knee
Because He said in years gone by
suffer them to come to me

I wonder when He comes again
will I be ready there
To look upon His loving face
and join with Him in prayer
Each day I’ll try to do His will
and let my light so shine
That others seeing me
may seek for greater light divine
Then when that blessed day is here
He’ll love me and He’ll say
You served me well my little child
come unto my arms to stay

5. Silent Night - Osmonds

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round your virgin
Mother and child
Holy infant so
Tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherd’s quake at the sight
Glory streams from
Heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sings
Allelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night
Holy night