Happy Christmas – An Original song and Music Video by John Munnelly

Happy Christmas Classic NEW Song

“John Munnelly adds that Beatlesque touch with the jolly Happy Christmas”.
- celtmusicfan.com Dec 2012

… and John Munnelly’s modern carol-like “Happy Christmas.”
- Boston Irish Reporter Dec 2012

There are many cheerful and pretty moments on the album, but the highlights for me include Cavan native John Munnelly singing a song he wrote about the birth of Jesus simply titled Happy Christmas.
“Sounds Around”  The Irish Echo by Liz Noonan page 20 12.12.12 & (WFUV Radio/Ceol na nGael)


“My faves: Happy Christmas, John Munnelly (we included this on Podcast #24)
Gwen Orel’s New York Irish Arts
http://newyorkirisharts.blogspot.com/

” … an infectious tune that also tells the story of Baby Jesus. Instant classic.”
( Gwen Orel New York Irish Arts Blog December Roundup of Best Irish and Celtic CD’s ) 12/27/12

 

NEW VIDEO just released for Christmas – The lyrics are also below so sing along with HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Happy Christmas by John Munnelly is an Original ‘Future Classic’ from the album “Together for Christmas” A Contemporary Celtic Christmas Collection from Cosmic Trigger Records. Available on TogetherForChristmas.com

ALBUM: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/together-for-christmas-contemporary/id771099561

Happy Christmas gets to the pure heart soul and spirit of the story of the birth of Jesus. communicating the real meaning of Christmas in this song and video.

This has been a labor of love in the best sense of the world. Created using stop motion and video. Please support this song and my art, as a full time artist this is my gift to you and the universe  - http://johnmunnellymusic.com/christmas-appeal-for-your-support/

Special thanks to Linda Moniz for help on this production – construction of the manger for the baby Jesus, helping create the desert scenery and the garden construction. She also arranged the arbor vitae, decorations & lights and dressed the piano set and did PA for lighting and animations – wow!  I did a but meself too;) but here we are It’s been a LOT of work and hope you like the song and the video -
HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Thanks to Anita Daly & Jim Leavitt of Cosmic Trigger for being on this amazing record – reviews here http://laughjohnlaugh.com/2013/01/together-for-christmas-reviews.html

Thanks to Peter Litvin for Song Production on original recording

All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) John Munnelly ASCAP and LaughJohnLaugh Music ASCAP

LYRICS to “Happy Christmas” by John Munnelly

Happy Christmas ( from album on iTunes “Together for Christmas” Cosmic Trigger Records )

Ding dong the bells on a Christmas morn
The heaven’s opened and Christ the lord was born
in the darkness on a bed of straw
lies a baby that the shepherds saw

No place, to rest her infant’s head
the mother Mary, this humble shed
the star foretold it, the angels ‘gan to sing
Hallelujah let the earth rejoice and sing

Hallelujah, hallelujah the boy child is a king
Happy Christmas – baby
Merry Christmas – baby
Happy Christmas – peace on earth

Happy Christmas Happy Christmas
Joy to all & peace on earth
Happy Christmas Happy Christmas
Goodwill to all & peace on earth

Three kings, bearing treasures for this child’s
birth, death resurrection, his 30 years of life
in the darkness, into our world of pain
came a little boy Jesus was his name

Joseph get up, think of the safety of this child
go on to Egypt; hide, until King Herod dies
later in the garden he’ll offer up his will
father forgive…father forgive…*2

Happy Christmas – baby
Merry Christmas – baby
Happy Christmas – peace on earth
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas

Joy to all & peace on earth
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas

Goodwill to all & peace on earth
(c) 2012  Copyright Author of Lyrics and Music John Munnelly