Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi

Christmas Time is Here
(Vince Guaraldi)

Christmas Time is Here

Vince Guaraldi - Christmas Time Is Here - A Charlie Brown Christmas
The “Christmas Time is Here” is the opening song from A Charlie Brown Christmas, written by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi.
Sung by the choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, it is heard as Charlie Brown and Linus join the rest of the Peanuts gang in ice skating on the frozen pond. Two versions of it appear on the special’s soundtrack album – the vocal version as heard at the beginning of the special, and a six-minute instrumental version which appears as background music during the special. The instrumental version was later used, rearranged by David Benoit, in It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown and I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown.

Lyrics

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
We’ll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

Songwriters: Lee Mendelson / Vince Guaraldi