Christmas Cheer: Volume 2 Songbook

Light up your holiday season and delight audiences with ten thoughtfully arranged intermediate solos by Jennifer Eklund. Includes favorites like "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Mary, Did You Know?," "Grown-Up Christmas List," and "Little Saint Nick."

This post is part three of the Christmas Cheer Songbook Series.
Christmas Cheer: Volume 2 Songbook

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Christmas Cheer: Volume 2

The following ten songs are included in Christmas Cheer: Volume 2. These are all available as separate singles, but you get the most value by purchasing the whole collection. All of these arrangements are appropriate for intermediates and up!

  1. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  3. Silver Bells
  4. Little Saint Nick
  5. Mary, Did You Know?
  6. Please Come Home for Christmas
  7. Walking in the Air (from “The Snowman”)
  8. Elf’s Lament
  9. Christmas Always Find Me
  10. Grown-Up Christmas List

🎹 Watch a performance of the entire collection:

You probably don’t know this song, but you’re gonna be really glad that I introduced you to it!

“Elf’s Lament” is a Christmas song by the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies. It was released as part of their Christmas-themed album “Barenaked for the Holidays” in 2004. The song features guest vocals by Michael Bublé, who was a rising star at the time. “Elf’s Lament” is a playful and humorous take on the perspective of Santa’s elves expressing their discontent with the North Pole’s working conditions and longing for better treatment.

Lyrically, the song highlights the elves’ grievances about their situation, including the repetitive and tiresome work they perform to create toys for children around the world. They express a desire for labor unions, better wages, and more humane treatment. The song’s chorus humorously presents the elves’ desire for more recognition and a better deal for their hard work.

“Elf’s Lament” has a lively and catchy melody, blending Barenaked Ladies’ signature pop-rock style with a festive holiday vibe. The addition of Michael Bublé’s smooth vocals complements the band’s energy and adds to the song’s charm. The track’s light-hearted yet satirical lyrics offer a unique perspective on the holiday season, making it a fun addition to Christmas playlists for those who enjoy a touch of humor with their festive music.

Adorable animated video of a holiday favorite:

“Little Saint Nick” is a Christmas song by The Beach Boys, released as a single on December 9, 1963. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the song combines holiday themes with the band’s signature hot-rod and surf rock style, portraying Santa Claus and his sleigh in a fast and festive manner. The single reached number 3 on Billboard’s Christmas Singles chart and featured an a cappella version of “The Lord’s Prayer” as its B-side. An alternate mix of the song appeared as the opening track on The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album in November 1964.

“Grown-Up Christmas List” is a song by American singer-songwriter Amy Grant. Originally released in 1992 as part of her holiday album “Home for Christmas,” the song has become a Christmas classic known for its heartfelt and contemplative lyrics. The song reflects on the deeper and more meaningful wishes that come with maturity, focusing on themes of love, compassion, and hope for a better world.

Amy Grant’s emotive delivery and the song’s poignant message have resonated with audiences over the years, making it a popular addition to holiday playlists. “Grown-Up Christmas List” has been covered by various artists and has been performed on numerous occasions during Christmas events and concerts. It stands as a reminder of the importance of compassion and unity during the holiday season and beyond.

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👋 Do you have a favorite holiday tune? We’d love to hear about it!

Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.


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