Click, Click Click! Up on the Housetop Lyrics

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Up on the Housetop, the classic Christmas song written by Benjamin Hanby in 1864, with these free printable lyrics.

Up on the Housetop Song Lyrics Printable

Up on the Housetop Printable Song Lyrics

Click to download the pdf printable Black & White version Up on the Housetop Pdf.

What are the lyrics to Up on the Housetop?

Up on the housetop reindeer paws
Out jumps Good Old Santa Claus
Down through the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones, Christmas joys

CHORUS
Ho, ho ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Ho, ho ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down through the chimney
with good Saint Nick

First comes the stocking of little Nell
Oh, dear Santa fill it well
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries
One that will open and shut her eyes
REPEAT CHORUS

Next comes the stocking of little Will
Oh, just see what a glorious fill
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks
Also a ball and a whip that cracks
REPEAT CHORUS

What were the original lyrics to Up on the Housetop?

Santa May Not Be Recognized (Original Title, 1864 by Benjamin Hanby)

Up on the house top, no delay, no pause
Clatter the steeds of Santa Claus;
Down thro’ the chimney with loads of toys
Ho for the little ones, Christmas joys.
O! O! O! Who wouldn’t go.
O! O! O! Who wouldn’t go,
Up on the house top, click! click! click!
Down thro’ the chimney with good St. Nick.
Look in the stocking of Little Will,
Ha! Is it not a “glorious bill?”
Hammer and gimlet and lots of tacks,
Whistle and whirligig, whip that cracks.
Snow-white stocking of little Nell,
Oh pretty Santa cram it well;
Leave her a dolly that laughs and cries,
One that can open and shut its eyeHistoric marker for Up on the Housetop 150th anniversary

150th Anniversary of Up on the Housetop

Up on the Housetop is America’s favorite Christmas song about Santa. Written by church minister, Benjamin Russell Hanby in 1864 for a church sing-along, Up on the Housetop is one of the first entirely secular Christmas songs.

2014 marks the 150 anniversary of Up on the Housetop. Hanby House in Westerville Ohio is on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated United Methodist Landmark. In 2011, the National Park Service also recognized Hanby House as an important Underground Railroad site.

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Up on the Housetop
by Ron Berry