From the recording A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS

I didn't start writing Christmas songs til later in my career, only because I never thought I could compete with the classics. Hard to beat "Rudolph" and "Frosty", you know? But I guess the spirit moved me the year I wrote these.

Lyrics

A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS

WHAT A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS THIS IS
BABY ITS JUST YOU AND ME
THE MISTLETOE IS TAPPIN’ TINSEL’S DANCIN’ OFF THE TREE
WHILE THE CHIMNEY SHIMMIES AND THE SNOWFLAKES SHAKE
THE WORLD SINGS HARMONY
WHAT A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS THIS IS GONNA BE

WHAT A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS THIS IS
ALL THE HALLS ARE DECKED WITH JIVE
NO MORE BE-BOP SHOPPING DAYS TIL DECEMBER 25
HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SWING AND SWAY FROME SIDE TO SIDE
WHAT A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS LET THOSE SPIRITS FLY

ACROSS THE SKY WHILE BING SINGS CAROLS IN THE CLOUDS
YOU AND I SHOULD BE FAST ASLEEP BY NOW
WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND LISTEN CAREFULLY
RUDY’S HOOFIN’ IT UP ON THE ROOF & IT’S PROOF ENOUGH FOR ME

WHAT A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS THIS IS
BABY YES I DO BELIEVE
SANTA KNEW THAT I WAS GOOD ‘CAUSE HE BROUGHT YOU TO ME
AND I LOVE YOU LIKE THE DICKENS AND I WISH YOU JOY AND PEACE
WHAT A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS THIS IS
HOW ‘BOUT A COUPLE CHRISTMAS KISSES
WHAT A HIP LITTLE CHRISTMAS THIS IS GONNA BE