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These Are The Holiday Lyrics That ALWAYS Trip Us Up

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    It's the most wonderful time of the year, which can only mean one thing: Holiday songs are everywhere.

    The radio is playing Christmas songs 24/7, Spotify is suggesting holiday playlists, and your mom is probably dusting off her favorite oldies Christmas CD. That's great! Because, really, who doesn't love to listen to holiday music? Well, at least until December 26.

    But there's just one problem: You don't really know all the lyrics to your favorite Christmas songs. Don't be ashamed — most people don't know the proper lyrics to any song, let alone music they only hear a few times a year.

    So we decided to round up some of our favorite holiday tunes and include the lyrics that always trip us up. Who knows? Maybe you're a lyric master and this entire list is useless. Or maybe you always thought they were saying, "There's a birthday party at the home of Barbara Gray," instead of "Farmer Gray" in "Sleigh Ride." Now, you know the truth.

    Click through, memorize, and sing without shame.




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    "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)," Nat King Cole
    It's hard to imagine people messing this one up, since Nat King Cole had the best diction, ever. But it happens.

    Lyrics You Still Get Wrong:
    "Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
    Help to make the season bright
    Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
    Will find it hard to sleep tonight"

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    "O Holy Night," Mariah Carey
    We get it, Mariah Carey's powerful cords can sometimes distract from the actual lyrics, especially on an old song like this one.

    Lyrics You Still Get Wrong:
    "A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
    For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
    Fall on your knees
    O hear the angels' voices"

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    "Jingle Bell Rock," Bobby Helms
    Not even Cady could help us understand every word in this song.

    Lyrics You Still Get Wrong:
    "Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
    Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
    Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun
    Now, the jingle hop has begun"

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    "Silent Night"
    People seem pretty comfortable with the first verse of this song, but be honest — you have no idea what that second verse is, do you?

    Lyrics You Still Get Wrong:
    "Silent night
    Holy night
    Shepards quake
    At the sight
    Glories stream
    From heaven above
    Heavenly hosts
    Sing Hallelujah"

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    "Sleigh Ride"
    This entire song is impossible to know, unless you're in a choir. The lyrics were clearly created by a madman who wanted to trip you up.

    Lyrics You Still Get Wrong:
    "There's a birthday party
    At the home of Farmer Gray
    It'll be the perfect ending of a perfect day
    We'll be singing the songs
    We love to sing without a single stop
    At the fireplace while we watch
    The chestnuts pop; Pop! Pop! Pop!"