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Trinidad & Tobago: Christmas Songs

To get into the spirit of the season, Guanaguanare has compiled a fun list of Trinidad and Tobago's Top 25 Christmas songs that will get your feet tapping.

  • Karen

    Hi. What is he name of that Christmas song with the lyrics “Laughing children tug at Mr. Santa, teddy bears and dollies saying mama”

  • shelly-ann

    i have been looking for this same song for the past 3 weeks but i cannot get an origanal copy of this song all i know is Lennox Gray sang it and i think the name is “around my christmas tree” or “laughing Children”

  • http://www.newcheeze.com/blog Janine Mendes-Franco

    The name of the song is “Laughing Children” and I think you’re right about the singer too.

  • Karen

    Thanks a lot for your responses! I called 97fm and the dj said the name of the song is “Around my Christmas tree” by Lennox Grey released in 1971. However, I too cannot locate it anywhere on the net. I haven’t even heard it on the radio.

  • http://tangledupinblue.co.nr Alissa

    Who sang the sombrero song? There’s also another one about a girl and her teeth by the same man… And what are the proper names of those songs?
    I tried looking for Around the Christmas Tree and I couldn’t find it either.

    • talisa

      check him out on youtube. his youtube name is mastertonetone and the names of the songs are “the hat i got for christmas is too big” and “all i want for christmas is my two front teeth”

  • Peter

    Some friends and I were trying to get “Laughing Children” for a while on the net as well as our homeland (Trinidad), to no avail. The only way to get it was on record/LP and convert to CD. The quality obviously was not cd because you could hear some scratches, but nevertheless it was like finding gold for us. It brought back childhood Christmas memories for all of us. Anyway I have a copy of the album, but I’m not a computer whiz so I don’t know how to upload, etc., but I live in the Mississauga/Toronto area in Canada, so if you or someone you know is close to my area, I will be more than happy to copy it for you! My e-mail is mrtnt_00@hotmail.com. Under the subject heading in your e-mail put “laughing children” cause I junk any mail that I don’t recognize.

  • Peter

    I forgot to specify that the album has his songs as well as other artists.

  • cyn

    can some one please sent me the lyrics to “laughing children”

    • Curvin lawrence

      Laughing children tug at Mr Santa
      C Em D Am
      Teddy bears and dollies saying mama
      C D Em
      The fragrance of black fruitcake and red wine,
      C D G
      We’ll toast to a special friend of mine.
      Bm
      His name is Jesus

      Chorus
      Em
      Come little children,
      D
      Round my Christmas tree
      Am C D Em
      We’ll have a very merry time
      Em
      We’ll sing, dance and play
      G
      Till the break of New Year’s Day
      Am C D Em
      We’ll listen to the church bells chime

      2.
      Em D Am
      Christmas presents come with season’s greetings
      C Em D Am
      There will be such peaceful, loving feelings
      C D Em
      Such feelings should not come just once a year
      C D G Bm
      To have, to cherish and to share

      3.
      Em D Am
      There’s a light that shines on every flower
      C Em D Am
      And it shines every minute, every hour
      C D Em
      And always guides me on my way
      C D G
      This light was born on Christmas Day
      Bm
      His name is Jesus (chorus)

  • chris

    that song is called “round my christmas tree.” i have been looking for it for over 20 years. i have known the lyrics all my life and finally gave up finding the music for it. so, my brother i and figured out chords for it on our own. they may or may not be correct, but they work.
    two years ago i heard a recent version done in a kind of dance club soca style. i don’t know who did that one either.
    i have never known who wrote and sang that song originally. does anyone know?

  • chris

    i hope the forum lines up the chords on the words properly.

    Round My Christmas Tree (Listen to the Church Bells Chime)
    1.
    Em D Am
    Laughing children tug at Mr Santa
    C Em D Am
    Teddy bears and dollies saying mama
    C D Em
    The fragrance of black fruitcake and red wine,
    C D G
    We’ll toast to a special friend of mine.
    Bm
    His name is Jesus

    Chorus
    Em
    Come little children,
    D
    Round my Christmas tree
    Am C D Em
    We’ll have a very merry time
    Em
    We’ll sing, dance and play
    G
    Till the break of New Year’s Day
    Am C D Em
    We’ll listen to the church bells chime

    2.
    Em D Am
    Christmas presents come with season’s greetings
    C Em D Am
    There will be such peaceful, loving feelings
    C D Em
    Such feelings should not come just once a year
    C D G Bm
    To have, to cherish and to share

    3.
    Em D Am
    There’s a light that shines on every flower
    C Em D Am
    And it shines every minute, every hour
    C D Em
    And always guides me on my way
    C D G
    This light was born on Christmas Day
    Bm
    His name is Jesus (chorus)

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