Oh Christmas Tree (Homeschool style)

Making candy trains!

Autumn and her candy train

My daughter Amy and I wrote this song together as part of a homeschooling project years ago.  Every year, I find myself singing this tune along with the silly words we wrote and remembering our first year of homeschooling.  We had such a fun year and had a really awesome Christmas party where we strung popcorn alternating with wooden beads and hung them on the Christmas tree.  We also made Christmas trains which is a tradition in our house each year.  I love creating new traditions with my children.  Last year instead of giving stockings filled with gifts, we decided to give decorative boxes filled with gifts instead, to signify more closely what the Magi brought to Jesus.  We also put messages to each other in the boxes during the year when we want to say something special to someone.  Then on Christmas day, we read through the notes and see how we were each thought of throughout the year.  This year our church provided an advent book for us and we have been having fun reading through the family devotions each day.  How does your family celebrate Christmas?  Are there any traditions that you would like to share?  We would love to hear from you!  Merry Christmas!  ~The Cooks

Sing this as you read it, so much more fun that way!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

The kids are screaming in the cars
The moms and dads aren’t getting far.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

The cat is sleeping on the floor
The dog is pooping by the door

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

The presents are all by the tree
I’m hoping that they’re all for me.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

There’s popcorn all strung up around
And lights aglow don’t make a sound.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

The Christmas cookies look so good
I ate much more than I should

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

There’s baby Jesus in the hay
As we sit quietly and pray

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

I’m wishing for a falling star
And hope to see one from afar

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

The stars are glowing in the night
We all can’t wait for such delight.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

The stores are all locked up real tight
While kiddies sleep away the night.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

We give our praises to the king
And hear the heavenly angels sing

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

The icicles are melting fast
As we all toast to New Years past.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

By, Michelle and Amy Cook

9 responses to “Oh Christmas Tree (Homeschool style)

  1. I love the idea of writing down special thoughts through the year. What a heartfelt gift. 🙂

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  2. I love the song, and your family traditions are inspiring. I especially like the idea of writing little messages to each other throughout the year and then reading them Christmas morning!

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  3. Reblogged this on Putting My Feet in the Dirt and commented:

    Here’s an old post from last Christmas that I came across today… I hope it brings you a bit of Christmas cheer! ~M 😉

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  4. Clever and cute.

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