'Twas The Night Before Christmas Caller Name
Jack O'Leary
(Courtesy Silver Sounds Music)

Sides Face, Grand Square
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all thru the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there

Four Ladies Promenade, one time around
Swing your man and Promenade the track
With Mom in her kerchief and I in my cap
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap

Break Lyrics

Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen
On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen
To the tip of the porch, to the top of the wall
Now dash away, dash away, dash away all
So up to the house-top his coursers they flew
With a sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too

Closer Lyrics

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf
And I laughed when i saw him in spite of myself
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle
But I heard him exclaim ‘ere he drove out of sight
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"


Heads (Sides) Promenade, half way you go
Walk in Square Thru 4 hands you know
Go all the way then a Right and Left thru
Turn that girl do an 8 Chain Six . . .(COUNT ‘em now)
 . . . . . . . . Swing the next and Promenade
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads

Alternate Lyrics

When out on the roof there rose such a clatter
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter

And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing...


Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!