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Lyrics To Christmas Songs

I REMEMBER CHRISTMAS

Written By: Richard Wintergarten

 

I remember Christmas

Watching snow flakes fall

And kissing you beneath the mistletoe

Hanging in the hall

And all the little children

Gathered Ďround the tree

Softly singing Christmas carols

In off-key harmony

 

Chorus

 

But most of all the memories

Of our first Christmas day

You gave your gift of love to me

And made it Christmas every day

 

So hereís to all the good times

And the friends we knew

And to a merry Christmas

Especially for you

So hereís to all the good times

And the friends we knew

Yes, I remember Christmas day

Remembering with you

 

©  1973, 1986, 1988 Sceneville Industries

 

MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR

Written By: Richard Wintergarten

                      & Robert Knudsen

 

Listen to the bells ringing clear

Thatís a special sound that you hear

Itís the sound of the holidays

Around us all good cheer

Itís my favorite time of the year

 

Like a shining star in the sky

Thereís a twinkle in every eye

And Iím feeling a special way

Christmas day is near

Itís my favorite time of the year

 

Chorus

 

A time for sharing memories old and new

Still in fashion saying I love you

A time for caring and lots of wishes too

Memories of childhood days

Brings out the love in you

 

Listen to the bells ringing clear

Thatís a special sound that you hear

Itís the sound of the holidays

Ringing in your ear

Itís my favorite time of the year

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Listen to the bells ringing clear

Thatís a special sound that you hear

Itís the sound of the holidays

Letís all give a cheer

For my favorite time of the year

Itís my favorite time of the year

Itís my favorite time of the year

 

Repeat last line while fading

 

© 1986, 1987, 1988 Sceneville Industries

 

OLD CHRISTMAS TIMES WITH YOU

Written By: Richard Wintergarten

                     & Robert Knudsen

 

I hear the Christmas carols play

Itís getting close to Christmas day

But now theyíre out of key

Itís been that way for me

But if I had one Christmas wish

That surely would come true

I wish I could go back and find

Old Christmas times with you

 

Iíll take those memories

Wrap them up for me

To open when I need

A merry Christmas

 

Iíll take those holidays

Those good old days of yule

The ones I spent with you

I still remember

 

Chorus

 

Jingle bells and snow

Where did they all go

How was I to know

They wouldnít last forever

 

So Iíll take those memories

They will see me through

Those good old days those good

Old Christmas times with you

 

©  1986, 1987, 1988 Sceneville Industries

 

THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE

Written By: Richard Wintergarten

 

Once upon a Christmas eve

In a land so far away

A lonely little Christmas tree

Just cried and cried all day

I wish I could be happy

But Iím sad as I can be

You see my friends all found a home

But no one wanted me

 

I saw myself the grandest sight

In bells of gold and red

Along with all those colored lights

A star upon my head

And when the house was fast asleep

Awake Iíd surely stay

ĎCause someone has to keep a watch

For Santa and his sleigh

 

Chorus

 

Please take me home

I donít want to be alone

I want to hear the children sing

And play on Christmas day

Then from way up high

Such a light came from the sky

They say the angels came that night

To bring great tidings of delight

 

And now the little Christmas tree

Wonít ever cry again

Theyíve chosen him to be

The Christmas tree in heaven

He found a home

And wonít ever be alone

And he will hear the angels sing

And pray on Christmas day

 

© 1973, 1986, 1988 Sceneville Industries

 

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Written By: Richard Wintergarten

                      & Robert Knudsen

 

Stockings hung on fireplaces

And the smiles on little faces

All the joy the whole world shares

This time of year

Window shopping crowded places

Wishes wrapped in fancy paper

Colored lights and decorations

Everywhere

 

Chorus

 

Thatís a merry Christmas and

Never have a doubt

ĎCause a merry Christmas

Is what Iím all about

I am love; Iím the spirit of Christmas

Take me with you each day of the year

ĎCause if you believe that

Iím in your heart you will find

Every day will be like Christmas time

 

Stockings hung on fireplaces

And the smiles on little faces

All the joy the whole world shares

This time of year

Holidays and seasons greetings

Christmas bells in steeples ringing

Hear rejoicing choirs singing

Peace on earth

 

Second Chorus

 

Thatís a merry Christmas

Never have a doubt

ĎCause a merry Christmas

Is what Iím all about

I am love, Iím the spirit of Christmas

Take me with you each day of the year

ĎCause if you believe that

Iím in your heart you will find

Every day will be like Christmas time

ĎCause If; you believe that

Iím in your heart and in your mind

Every day will be like Christmas time

Christmas timeÖChristmas timeÖ

Repeat last line while fading

 

© 1986, 1987, 1988 Sceneville Industries


Christmas Record Credits

I Remember Christmas

BY: RICHARD WINTERGARTEN

 

The Following Credits pertain to

 all of the products listed below:

 

"I Remember Christmas"  Compact Disc,

 Cassette, 33 1/3 LP and 45 RPM Single

"The Little Christmas Tree"  45 RPM Single

 

Credits

 

    Vocal Versions:

Track   1.  I Remember Christmas

Track   2.  Old Christmas Times With You

Track   4.  My Favorite Time Of The Year

Track   5.  The Spirit Of Christmas

 

   Instrumental Versions:

Track   6.  I Remember Christmas

Track   7.  Old Christmas Times With You

Track   9.  My Favorite Time Of The Year

Track 10.  The Spirit Of Christmas

 

Album Assembled By:  Roger Talkov,

      At: The Hit Factory, New York City

Arranged By:  Richard Reiter

Assistant Engineer Tracks  4, 5, 9, 10

      BY:  Robert Lee Ferguson

Assistant Engineer Tracks 1, 2, 6, 7

      BY:  Richard Reiter

Digital Mastering For CD By:  Bill Kipper,

      At:  Masterdisk Corp.,

      On The Sony PCM-1630 Mastering System 

Engineered And Mixed By:  Barry Hirschberg

Recorded And Mixed At:

      Merrill Statonís Rockhaven Studio,

      Alpine, New Jersey  Tracks  1, 6,

Recorded And Mixed At:

      Sammy Fields Studio,

      Alpine, New Jersey

      Tracks  2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 

Vocals Performed By:  Richard Wintergarten

Written By:  Richard Wintergarten  Tracks 1, 6

Written By:  Richard Wintergarten

                      And Robert Knudsen

                      Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10

 

Musicians Were:

 

Bass Guitar:  Scott Rosette

Drums:  Condit Atkinson

Flute:  Richard Reiter  Tracks  5, 10

Keyboard Synthesizer:  Peter Phillips

Lead Guitar:  Vincent Bell

Piano:  Peter Phillips

Rhythm Guitar:  Vincent Bell

Saxophone:  Richard Reiter  Tracks  2, 7

Violin:  Gayle Dixon

            Mark Giannini

              Alvin Rogers

              Tracks  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9

 

Background Singers Were:

 

The Hirschberg Childrens Chorus Tracks  4, 5,

       Bernie Gerstmayr

       Danny Hirschberg

       Suzanne Lally

       Grace Sheen

 

Credits

 

    Vocal Versions:

Track   3.  The Little Christmas Tree

 

   Instrumental Versions:

Track   8.  The Little Christmas Tree

 

Album Assembled By:  Roger Talkov,

     At: The Hit Factory, New York City

Arranged By:  Benjamin Bennett

                           Richard Reiter

Assistant Engineer:  Richard Reiter

Digital Mastering For CD By:  Bill Kipper,

     At:  Masterdisk Corp.,

     On The Sony PCM-1630 Mastering System

Engineered And Mixed By:  Barry Hirschberg

Recorded And Mixed At:

     Merrill Statonís Rockhaven Studio,

     Alpine, New Jersey

Vocals Performed By:  Richard Wintergarten

Written By:  Richard Wintergarten

 

Musicians Were:

 

Baritone Sax:  Romeo M. Penque

Bass Guitar:  Richard Romoff

Cello:  Maurice Brown

             Jessy Levy

             Harry Shapiro

             Morris Stonzek

Chimes:  Frank Anderson

Drums:   James Johnson

English Horn:  Romeo Penque

Flute:  Romeo Penque

            Stanley Brauner

French Horn:  James Buffington

                           Howard T. Howard

Keyboard Synthesizer:  Peter Phillips

                                             Richard Reiter

Lead Guitars:  Vincent Bell

                           Charles Macey

Lead Piano  Track  8:  Peter Phillips

Oboe:  Romeo Penque

Percussion:  Ralph Roberts

Rhythm Guitars:  Vincent Bell

                                John Pizzarelli

                                Richard Weingarten

Rhythm Piano:  Frank Anderson

                             Peter Phillips

Tenor Sax:  Stanley Brauner

Trombone:  Warren Covington

                       William R. Watrous

Trumpet:    Melvyn S. Davis

                      Irvin Markowitz

                     Victor Paz

Ukelele:  Vincent Bell

Violin:  Andrew Gottesman

              Max Hollander

              Julius Schachter

              Harry Urbont

              Jack Zayde

              Joseph Zwilich

 

Background Singers Were:

 

Albertine M. Robinson

Christine Spencer

Maeretha A. Stewart

 


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