English songs for kids

We Wish You a Merry Christmas


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We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year

Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year

Now bring us a figgy pudding
Now bring us a figgy pudding
Now bring us a figgy pudding
And bring some out here

Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year

And we won't go until we've got some
And we won't go until we've got some
And we won't go until we've got some
So bring some out here

Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year


We Wish You a Merry Christmas is said to come from the West of England in the 16th century, but almost nothing else is known of this carol.


The song reflects the Christmas tradition of showering gifts on the people who wandered from house to house, singing Christmas carols.


Figgy pudding, mentioned in the song, was once an important part of the Christmas celebrations. In English history, it was traditional for carolers to go around singing at homes. In exchange for the gift of music, homeowners often provided treats to the carolers. By asking for figgy pudding, the carolers were lightheartedly requesting their treats.


Christmas Food

This carol mentions a figgy pudding. Learn the names of other Christmas food items with our picture dictionary! Then read the riddles and try to figure them out.

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printable resources

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