My Holiday

by Darla Day

Released 2005
Released 2005
These Christmas favorites performed in a variety of styles including jazz, pop and gospel are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!
  • 03:24 Lyrics
    My Holiday

    I can still see the glow
    From the twinkling lights
    Blurring my eyes to see
    The kaleidoscope just right
    I can still feel the warmth
    Of the crackling fire
    Sipping hot cocoa
    Watching snow glitter all night
    Shopping and sleigh bells,
    Trimming the tree,
    Snowballs and sledding,
    Flurries tickle my cheek

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    My holiday
    Magical in every way
    Carols while we laugh and play
    It’s my holiday
    My Christmastime
    Is sweetest with your hand in mine
    Dancing in this place in time
    That’s my holiday

    I can still hear the laughter
    Of family and friends
    Dressed up dinners
    And Christmas cards we sent
    I can still recall
    Memorizing my lines
    I was an angel to guide shepherds
    To what they would find
    A bright star, a baby
    A nativity scene
    The birth of our Savior
    That’s what Christmas means to me

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    Presents we give
    Memories we share
    Today is the best time
    To show that we care

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    My holiday
    My Christmastime
    My holiday
    That’s my holiday

    © 2005 Darla Day (BMI) and Mark Phillips

  • 03:18 Lyrics
    Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away

    Little bits of heaven
    Floating gently by the window
    Soon this dirty city will be
    Covered with a new snow
    Let’s put on our winter boots
    Go outside and play
    Christmas can’t be very far away

    Weather girl says “bundle up”
    It’s gonna be a cold one
    I’ll put on my wooly hat
    You’ll wear your dad’s old Stetson
    Pretty lights are everywhere
    Shining night and day
    Christmas can’t be very far away

    Let’s take a walk downtown and
    Go dream shopping in the mall
    The kids can do the Santa thing
    Photographs and all

    We’ll get the biggest tree this year
    And trim it to the top
    And spend a whole lot more
    Than what we’ve got
    But so what

    Come next spring
    I know we will be
    Ready for the sunshine
    Right now throwin’ snowballs
    At each other’s such a fun time
    Kids will think we’re crazy
    For a while and that’s okay
    Christmas can’t be very far away
    Christmas can’t be very far away

    © 1998 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. / Golly Roger Songs / Song Island Publishing / Sweet Medicine Music / BMI

  • 04:06 Lyrics
    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
    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

    Christ, the Savior is born
    Christ, the Savior is born

    Public Domain

  • 04:58 Lyrics
    O Come All Ye Faithful

    O come, all ye faithful
    Joyful and triumphant
    O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem
    Come and behold Him
    Born the King of angels

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    O come, let us adore Him
    O come, let us adore Him
    O come, let us adore Him,
    Christ the Lord

    Sing, choirs of angels
    Sing in exultation
    O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above
    Glory to God
    All glory in the highest

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    For He alone is worthy
    For He alone is worthy
    O come, let us adore Him
    Christ the Lord

    Come, let us adore Him
    Come, let us adore Him

    Yea, Lord, we greet Thee
    Born this happy morning
    Jesus, to Thee be all glory given
    Word of the Father
    Now in flesh appearing

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    For YOU alone are worthy
    For YOU alone are worthy
    O come, let us adore Him
    Christ the Lord

    Come, let us adore Him

    Public Domain

  • 04:22 Lyrics
    Merry Christmas Darling

    Greeting cards have all been sent
    The Christmas rush is through
    But I still have one wish to make
    This special one for you

    Merry Christmas, darling
    We’re apart, that’s true
    But I can dream
    And in my dreams
    I’m Christmasing with you
    Holidays are joyful
    There’s always something new
    But every day’s a holiday
    When I’m near to you

    The lights on my tree
    I wish you could see
    I wish it every day

    Logs on the fire
    Fill me with desire
    To see you and to say
    That I wish you merry Christmas
    Happy New Year, too
    I’ve just one wish
    On this Christmas Eve
    I wish I were with you

    I wish I were with you

    © 1946 lyrics by Frank Pooler / © 1970 music by Richard Carpenter / Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)

  • 03:41 Lyrics
    Jingle Bells

    Dashing through the snow
    In a one horse open sleigh
    O’er the fields we go
    Laughing all the way
    Bells on bob tails ring
    Making spirits bright
    What fun it is to laugh and sing
    A sleighing song tonight

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

    A day or two ago
    The story I must tell
    I went out on the snow
    And on my back I fell;
    A gent was riding by
    In a one horse open sleigh
    He laughed at me as
    I there laid
    But quickly drove away.

    Public Domain

  • 04:32 Lyrics
    O Holy Night

    O holy night
    The stars are brightly shining
    It is the night
    Of our dear Savior’s birth
    Long lay the world
    In sin and error pining
    ‘Til He appeared
    And the soul felt its worth

    A thrill of hope
    The weary world rejoices
    For yonder breaks
    A new and glorious morn

    Fall on your knees
    O hear the angels’ voices
    O night divine
    O night when Christ was born
    O night divine
    O night, O night divine

    Public Domain

  • 02:25 Lyrics
    Angels We Have Heard on High

    Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly singing o’er the plains
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their joyous strains
    Gloria…in excelsis Deo!
    Gloria…in excelsis Deo!

    Come to Bethlehem and see
    Him whose birth the angels sing
    Come, adore on bended knee
    Christ the Lord, our newborn King
    Gloria…in excelsis Deo!
    Gloria…in excelsis Deo!

    Public Domain

  • 04:19 Lyrics
    Lamb of God

    Once upon a long night
    After a hard ride
    Somewhere in Bethlehem
    A baby breaks the silence
    Sweetly He’s crying
    “I am Emmanuel”
    Then angels gave Him music
    Shepherds gave rev’rence
    And a message to the land
    A widow held and cherished
    The God who became a man

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    O Lamb of God
    O Prince of Peace
    What tribute shall
    I bring to worship Thee?
    I have no gold
    To lay at Your feet
    So Lamb of God
    I offer me

    Can you see the wise men?
    A star to guide them
    Searching all the earth
    ‘Til they found the one child
    The very God child
    Who ruled the universe
    Did they know the lady’s little baby
    Was God and fully man
    And everything they gave Him
    He Himself had made with His hands

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    I bring You all my hopes
    I bring You all my dreams
    I give You all my soul
    My mind and all my strength
    I wrap them all inside my heart
    To give to Thee
    And I come

    O Come let us adore Him
    O Come let us adore Him
    O Come let us adore Him
    Christ…

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    O Lamb of God, I offer me

    © 2001 Wordspring Music, Inc., Lil’ Jas Music (Adm. by Wordspring Music, Inc.) / SESAC / Funkabilly, Who’s JO (Admin. by JO Music Services, LLC) / ASCAP / “O Come All Ye Faithful” Traditional (Public Domain)

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    Joy to the World

    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

    Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
    Let men their songs employ
    While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
    Repeat the sounding joy
    Repeat the sounding joy
    Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

    He rules the world with truth and grace
    And makes the nations prove
    The glories of His righteousness
    And wonders of His love
    And wonders of His love
    And wonders, and wonders of His love

    JOY!

    Public Domain

  • 06:07 Lyrics
    Noel Medley: The First Noel/O Little Town/Away in a Manger

    The first noel
    The angels did say
    Was to certain poor shepherds
    In fields as they lay

    In fields where they
    Lay keeping their sheep
    On a cold winter’s night
    That was so deep

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
    Born is the King of Israel

    O little town of Bethlehem
    How still we see thee lie
    Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
    The silent stars go by

    Yet in thy dark streets shineth
    The everlasting Light
    The hopes and fears of all the years
    Are met in thee tonight
    Are met in thee tonight…
    Tonight…tonight…

    Away in a manger
    No crib for a bed
    The little Lord Jesus
    Laid down His sweet head

    The stars in the sky
    Looked down where He lay
    The little Lord Jesus
    Asleep on the hay

    Be near me, Lord Jesus
    I ask Thee to stay
    Close by me forever
    And love me, I pray

    Bless all the dear children
    In Thy tender care
    And take us to heaven
    To live with Thee there

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
    Born is the King of Israel

    Public Domain

  • 04:40 Lyrics
    Don't Save It All for Christmas Day

    Don’t get so busy that you miss
    Giving just a little kiss
    To the ones you love
    Don’t even wait a little while
    To give them just a little smile
    A little is enough

    How many people are crying?
    Some people are dying
    How many people are asking for love?

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    Don’t save it all for Christmas Day
    Find a way
    To give a little love everyday
    Don’t save it all for Christmas Day
    Find a way
    ‘Cause holidays have come and gone
    But loves lives on
    If you give on
    Love...

    How could you wait another minute?
    A hug is warmer when you’re in it
    O baby, that’s a fact
    And saying “I love you’s” always better
    Seasons, reasons, they don’t matter
    So don’t hold back

    How many people in this world
    So needful in this world
    How many people are praying for love?

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    So, let all the children know
    Everywhere that they go
    Their whole life long
    Let them know love

    Don’t save it all for Christmas Day
    Find a way
    To give a little love everyday
    Don’t save it all for Christmas Day
    Find a way
    To give a little love to everyone

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    © 1998 WB Music Corp. / Make it Rock / Annotation Music / ASCAP / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing / Connotation Music / Pez Music / BMI / Sony / ATV Songs / ASCAP