The Staverton Close

Christmas Lights Switch On

5th December, 5pm

This year, Staverton Close are doing our very own Christmas Lights Switch On!

We'll count down to the epic illuminations coming on simultaneously with military precision at 5 p.m. before indulging in mulled wine, mince pies and of course, a Christmas singalong! ... all whilst observing social distancing and government guidelines, of course.

If you are around please come out and join your friends and neighbours in a superbly stoical show of seasonal spirit as we, as a community, light up the night sky with wonderfully over-indulgent hedge lights, icicle lights and other twinkly offerings, and fill the air with yuletide songs.

On the day, do please leave your lights off until the actual switch on for maximum impact. If you aren't able to be around, perhaps you might leave yours off too, please.

Click the SONG WORDS HERE button above for a song sheet with which to sing along. If you have problems viewing the words, please EMAIL and a file can be sent directly to your inbox.

Dress up warm and let's add a little Staverton Close cheer to Christmas this year!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go,
Take a look in the five-and-ten, it's glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes that glow.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in every store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

______

It's the most wonderful time of the year 

With the kids jingle belling

And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer" 

It's the most wonderful time of the year 

It's the hap-happiest season of all

With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings 

When friends come to call 

It's the hap- happiest season of all 

 

There'll be parties for hosting, Marshmallows for toasting 

And caroling out in the snow 

There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of 

Christmases long, long ago 

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year 

There'll be much mistletoeing 

And hearts will be glowing 

When loved ones are near 

It's the most wonderful time 

Yes the most wonderful time 

It's the most wonderful time of the yearWhen the snowman brings the snow

Well he just might like to know

He's put a great big smile on somebody's face

If you jump into your bed

Quickly cover up your head

Don't you lock the doors

You know that sweet Santa Claus in on the way 

 

[Chorus]

Well I wish it could be Christmas every day

When the kids start singing and the band begins to play

Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day

So let the bells ring out for Christmas 

______

Deck the Close with LED lights

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Wall, roof, icicle and tree lights.

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Now they’re up! T’was quite a labour.

Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.

Mulled wine sup and sing with neighbour.

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

 

See the twinkling hedge before us.

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Light your lights and join the chorus.

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Do indulge your predilections

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Heeding government restrictions.

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Fast away the old year passes.

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

2020 kicked our behinds.

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Moving on with all of you here.

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Merry Christmas, happy new year! 

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

______

 

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring

Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun

Now the jingle hop has begun

 

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time

Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square

In the frosty air

 

What a bright time, it's the right time

To rock the night away

Jingle bell time is a swell time

To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh

 

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet

Jingle around the clock

Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet

That's the jingle bell,

That's the jingle bell,

That's the jingle bell rock.

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Gold Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

______

 

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Had a very shiny nose

And if you ever saw it

You would even say it glowed

All of the other reindeer

Used to laugh and call him names

They never let poor Rudolph

Join in any reindeer games

 

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

Santa came to say

Rudolph with your nose so bright

Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight

Then how the reindeer loved him

As they shouted out with glee

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

You’ll go down in history.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the 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 be white 

______

Dashing through the snow, In a one horse open sleigh

O’er the fields we go, Laughing all the way.

Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright,

What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight, oh!

 

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,

______

Snow is falling all around me
Children playing having fun
It's the season of love and understanding
Merry Christmas everyone

 

Time for parties and celebration
People dancing all night long
Time for presents and exchanging kisses
Time for singing Christmas songs

(cont’d)

We're gonna have a party tonight
I'm gonna find that girl underneath the mistletoe
We'll kiss by candlelight

 

Room is swaying, records playing
All the songs, we love to hear
All I wish that everyday was Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone
Merry Christmas everyone
Merry Christmas everyone

______

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

And I brought 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

 

The fire is slowly dying

And my dear we’re still good-byeing

But as long as you love me so

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

At the Christmas party hop

Mistletoe hung where you can see

Every couple tries to stop

 

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

Let the Christmas spirit ring

Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie

And we’ll do some carolling

 

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear

Voices singing let’s be jolly

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

 

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

Have a happy holiday

Everyone’s dancing merrily

In a new old fashioned way.

______

 

So here it is Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun

Look to the future now, It’s only just begun….

______

 

We wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!