Arrangements

Silent Zombie Night

I am not sure whose idea this was, but putting “Silent Night” into minor mode was way interesting. Want to scramble (but not to eat!) your audiences’ brains? This tune will do it. . . .

White Christmas

This classic is a good candidate for the best popular song of all time. “And may all your Christmases be white!”

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You Meet the Nicest People

Light and sweet, this Christmas tune will add sparkle to your holiday shows. Wouldn’t you like to meet it?

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Virgin Mary (Had a Baby Boy)

There is plenty of rhythmic interest in this Christmas tune. It somehow manages to be both calm and lively at the same time—not to mention lots of fun.

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Sleigh Ride

Inspired by the Andy Williams version of the holiday song, this arrangement features five key changes. That makes for a most energetic piece, for sure.

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Santa Claus Parade, The

Here is a fun march your group can sing all year round. It makes a wonderful costume piece and can be combined with an appropriate ballad—for example, Why Doesn’t Santa Claus Go Next Door or The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot—in a memorable contest set.

Merry Christmas, Darling

The Carpenters’ moving hit is available in various versions: women’s, men’s, mixed and as a solo plus four parts for a chorus specialty number. They don’t get any sweeter than this.

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Marks Medley

This seasonal medley combines two songs composed by the great Johnny Marks, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and Silver and Gold. Your audiences are sure to enjoy the sweet sentiments expressed here.

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Christmas Fun Medley

Not many arrangements are listed in both Inspirational and Comedy, but this medley is one big happy mix. Your holiday audiences are sure to enjoy this potpourri of Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland, Frosty the Snowman, Here Comes Santa Claus and I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. 

Let There Be Peace On Earth

A show closer with a great message, this song offers the best wish possible. The men’s version of this arrangement is published by the BHS, and it works great for women and mixed groups as well.

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Jamaican Noel

Every voice part gets a solo in this lively, happy Christmas tune. Well-known composer and arranger Kirby Shaw has penned a winner here!

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

A novelty hit for child singer Gayla Peevey in 1953, this seasonal tune is just strange enough to be big fun for you and your audiences.

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Grown-Up Christmas List

Arranged for eight-part mixed voices, this Amy Grant song is a wish list for a better world. So get together with a chorus or quartet of the other sex and move your audiences’ hearts with this gem.

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Fa-La-La

These lyrics from “Deck the Hall” are transplanted onto various other pieces, resulting in much good cheer.

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Christmas Dinner

A folky song written by Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary), this piece warms the heart during a cold time of year.

Christmas Medley

A 15-page production number performed by the Louisville Thoroughbreds, this medley takes you all over the holiday map. The dozen or so public-domain songs paint a large and lovely picture of this joyous holiday.

Christmas in About Three Minutes

One of the most cheerful messes you will ever encounter, this potpourri crams a ton of tunes into 180 seconds. Think you can count them all in real time? Not likely. . . .

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