Bob Dylan - Christmas Island Lyrics



Let's get away from sleigh bells
Let's get away from snow
Let's make a break some Christmas, dear
I know the place to go

How'd ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How'd ya like to spend the holiday away across the sea?
How'd ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How'd ya like to hang a stocking on a great big coconut tree?

How'd ya like to stay up late, like the islanders do?
Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray for everyday your Christmas dreams come true

How'd ya like to stay up late like the islanders do?
Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray, for everyday your Christmas dreams come true
On Christmas Island your dreams come true




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  1. Fran Vasconi

    Sun Thathong very good pianst

  2. Tennfatmatt

    Best song in his songbook! R.I.P. Mr. Leon, we'll miss you this Christmas!

  3. lesteram

    RIP Mr. Redbone you were a special person

  4. David Windhorst

    Dang. R.I.P. Leon. Enjoy that beach.

  5. John Beasley

    after listening to this song 100 times I bought 7 of his cd's!

  6. diane greve

    Love that song..

  7. b-unitcosplay

    Jimmy buffet is alot better

  8. thedealer777

    THIS SONG GOES GREAT WITH 'JINGLE BELLS' IN A W/STEEL DRUMS VERSION.

  9. KawaiiPuppy Lover

    Singing this on Winter Fest

  10. luke green

    https://youtu.be/pJkeaSKA8RI The Andrews Sisters : Christmas Island taught them well.

  11. luke green

    Yes Mam,he does just that

  12. Zippy78227

    80 degrees in Texas in December

  13. Lynda Gorgopa

    Listened to this wonderful rendition on a sailboat anchored off Christmas Island. The Capt's wife loved Redbone and had the CD...totally unplanned that the CD included this great song.!!!

  14. john borucki

    my-favorite-xmas-song-of-all-time

  15. Jennifer Kozlowski

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    Lyrics
    Let's get away from sleigh bells, let's get away from snow
    Let's make a break some Christmas, Dear, I know the place to go
    How'd ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
    How'd ya like to spend the holiday away across the sea?
    How'd ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
    How'd ya like to hang a stocking on a great big coconut tree?

    How'd ya like to stay up late, like the islanders do?
    Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe.
    If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
    You will never stray for everyday
    Your Christmas dreams come true.

    How'd ya like to stay up late like the islanders do?
    Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
    If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
    You will never stray, for everyday
    Your Christmas dreams come true
    On Christmas Island your dreams come true.

    Written by Lyle L. Moraine • Copyright © Universal Music

  16. Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat

    When was this recorded?

  17. Tom McGarry

    Bringing back memories of Seattle Christmas 90's

  18. Wee Peng

    this sounds very hawaiian, truth is, christmas island is at the south west of Indonesia and very different from how this song portraits. :-)

    blacktar467899

    Wee Peng There is also an island that once went by that name in the Line Islands, due south of Hawaii, now administered by Kiribati. I imagine that is the island he is talking about.

  19. CareFreeWherever

    kind of takes on a different meaning for asylum seekers in 2015 lol

  20. Dan Downing

    Hanging my stocking on a great big coconut tree...

  21. BOB Linardo

    Leon Redbone is the best!

  22. José Ortiz

    Wonderful! Fantástico time!!!

  23. Ronald Plummer

    Hi Laura!

  24. Sungkar Cityzens

    i'd like to go there soon.....

  25. NaturalBornSkeptic

    Heard him live about 8 years ago. Leon Redbone is so cool, I swear he could probably piss snow. Long Live Leon !

  26. jANET wEBSTER

    I agree with bwynder (1 year ago) - can totally picture this playing at the end of a horror movie after everyone is dead......along with a montage of their unopened gifts, deserted tree etc....

    thedealer777

    And where was home...the Addams' mansion?

    jANET wEBSTER

    @thedealer777 i was thinking more southern california - a "so called" typical suburb like the one the brady bunch lived in...... :)

  27. thomaskhill

    Great song. The best interpretation I have heard.

  28. Courtney Watson

    I sing this in choir 11 year olds rock

    Just Duffy

    Oh my god, same here

    Alicia Atalaya

    Also did I

  29. junklex

    Was the first part "Aloha Oi"? xD

  30. Lazydishwasher

    Thumbs up if you wish you could spend Christmas on Christmas Island.

    Riley Arnason

    Thumbs up

  31. Shelagh Smith

    And my better half IS spending Christmas on Christmas Island!!!

  32. electrojones

    This is a much peppier version than the one on the Elf soundtrack. Nice.

    John Doherty

    This is the same version. It is just quieter and more muffled in the movie to make it sound like it's being played on the radio in Gimball's

  33. Don Sizemore

    The original might have been by Ernest Tubb in the 40s.

  34. walnuttheclown

    Originally by Daphne Walker. Her version is superior, though I love Leon.

  35. gambitgirlie

    Trying to convince my sister to play this on the uke for her Christmas pagent!

  36. robertquentincobb

    Leon Redbone is a American Master , right up there with the best of them!! And I'm Unanimous in that!

  37. crazzyTT

    Leon is the "Cat's Meow"

  38. kafka41

    excellent

  39. Chris Adams

    It's about time we have some Leon songs on here!

  40. Billy Lake

    Oh' my............sweeeeeet