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Up on the Housetop

“Up on the House Top” is a Christmas song written by Benjamin Hanby in 1864. It is one of the oldest secular holiday songs, outdone only by “Jingle Bells” from 1857 — which has no specific connection to Christmas.

The idea that Santa and his sleigh land on the roof of homes comes from Clement C. Moore’s 1822 poem, “The Night Before Christmas”.

My instrumental version is arranged in the style of the Shadows.

December 11, 2016 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment


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