Holly Jolly Christmas

Album: Have A Holly Jolly Christmas (1964)
Charted: 4
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  • Have a holly, jolly Christmas
    It's the best time of the year
    I don't know if there'll be snow
    But have a cup of cheer
    Have a holly, jolly Christmas
    And when you walk down the street
    Say hello to friends you know
    And everyone you meet
    Oh, ho the mistletoe
    Hung where you can see
    Somebody waits for you
    Kiss her once for me
    Have a holly, jolly Christmas
    And in case you didn't hear
    Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas
    This year

    (Have a holly, jolly Christmas
    It's the best time of the year)

    Have a holly, jolly Christmas
    And when you walk down the street
    Say hello to friends you know
    And everyone you meet
    Oh, ho the mistletoe
    Hung where you can see
    Somebody waits for you
    Kiss her once for me
    Have a holly, jolly Christmas
    And in case you didn't hear
    Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas
    This year Writer/s: Johnny Marks
    Publisher: ST. NICHOLAS MUSIC INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Dorina from New JerseyWhere did this song originate from ?
  • Trancer from KansasSo what is the recipe for the original cup of cheer?
  • Parker Gabriel from Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe lyrics's invitation to "have a cup of cheer" gave some pause. Someone, probably Johnny Marks himself, was taken aback at the idea "that on one of the most hectic of nights, you want me to tell people to go out and have a DRINK?!?"
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny"Holly Jolly Christmas" did not make Billboard's Top 100 chart; but between 1957 and 1964 he did have nine Top 100 hits, with "A Little Bitty Tear" being his biggest hit, it peaked at #9 (a "Funny Way of Laughing" was just behind it, it reached #10).
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxJust like Luzianne Tea, Burl's rendition was THE CLEAR WINNER!
  • Mike from Franklin County, PaBurl Ives sang this song in the Rankin - Bass animated t.v. christmas special : "Rudolf , The Red - Nosed Reindeer" , while doing the voice of "Sam the Snowman" . He also sang the theme song , sang "Silver and Gold" , and narrated the story . Burl Ives is also known for his two popular songs on a 45 - speed record : "Pearly Shells" and "Little Bitty Tears" .
  • Sara from Union City, TnI 100% agree with you Mark in Byrdstown. It is my Fav by a mile.
  • Sonny from Podunk, FlFor many years, Burl's music provided the ambiance for friendly card games (particularly Spades) throughout the deep South. It is also considered a time-honored method of "therapy" for mental health patients the world over.
  • Mark from Byrdstown, TnThis is the greatest Christmas song of all time.I dont care what anybody says,it is.Case closed.
  • Chris from Albany, United StatesAlthough I enjoys Burls version and the Rudolph special, we actually recorded Holly Jolly Christmas before Burl Ives. Check it out at www.quintosisters.com
  • Ken from Commack, NyOn the big screen, Burl's performance in The Big Country, won him an Academy Award for best supporting actor.
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