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Up on the Housetop, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: December 22, 2016

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up-on-the-housetop-copy
Up On the Housetop (Sing a Story)
Words and Music by Benjamin Hanby
Illustrated by Wendy Edelson
ISBN  978-0769649122

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Up on the Housetop
Words and Music by Benjamin Hanby
Illustrated by Robert Snyder

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UP ON THE HOUSETOP is featured in:

Stories of Santa (Up on the Housetop, Jolly Old St. Nicholas)

Words and Music by (or attributed to), Benjamin Russell Hanby
Illustrated by “Hallmark Archives and Design Collection”

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VIDEOS

A “Singable Picture Book Video” of Gene Autry’s “Up on the Housetop”:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm7t6jl7qY0

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SING ALONG

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An instrumental sing-along of “Up on the Housetop,” here:
http://www.amazon.com/Up-on-the-Housetop-Instrumental/dp/B002HFLY0G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1292588971&sr=1-1

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Excellent guitar chords, here:
http://www.guitaretab.com/b/benjamin-hanby/275581.html

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SONG ORIGINS

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A brief, but informative wiki article about “Up on the Housetop,” here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_on_the_House_Top

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UP ON THE HOUSETOP
Words and Music by Benjamin Hanby

Up on the housetop reindeer pause
Out jumps good old Santa Claus
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones, Christmas joys

Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick

First comes the stocking of little Nell
Oh, dear Santa fill it well
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries
One that will open and shut her eyes

Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Upon on the housetop, click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick

Look in the stocking of little Will
Oh, just see what a glorious fill!
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks
Whistle and ball and a whip that cracks

Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick

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Related Posts

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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SANTA SONGS

For a post dedicated to Singable Picture Books about Santa (with sing-along track suggestions and YouTubes), click here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/may-i-suggest-sing-about-santa/

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