Christmas Is Coming Nursery Rhyme Lyrics and Printable

“Christmas is Coming” is a traditional English nursery rhyme that is commonly sung during the Christmas season. The rhyme is believed to date back to the 16th century and has been sung in various forms over the years. With simple and catchy lyrics, the song is popular among children during the holiday season.

Christmas is Coming has a charitable message, encouraging people to give to those in need during the festive season.

Lyrics for Christmas Is Coming

Christmas is Coming is a simple rhyme with a single verse sung repeatedly.

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you

The “old man’s hat” refers to a collection box for the poor, which was a common sight in churches and public places in the past.

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