7 Hilariously Misheard Christmas Song Lyrics

Let’s face it. Christmas songs have some weird words in them. And sometimes, if you don’t know the lyrics, you might think the song says something it doesn’t. This is called a mondegreen. And children are notorious for getting these lyrics wrong.

We thought it would be fun, with the Christmas season approaching, to put together a list of some of the most hilarious Christmas mondegreens—misheard Christmas lyrics.

Enjoy these and post your own in a comment below. (Note: These are real. And a couple are hilariously offensive.)

1. Silent Night


Real lyrics:
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace

2. Deck the Halls


Real lyrics:
Deck the halls with bows of holly
Fa la la la la, la la la la

3. Joy to the World


Real lyrics:
Joy to the world!
The Lord is come

4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel


Real lyrics:
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Real lyrics:
He’s making a list
Checking it twice
Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice

6. White Christmas


Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

7. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing


Real lyrics:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled

What did you think these lyrics said? Chime in with your own mondegreens in a comment below!

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3 responses to 7 Hilariously Misheard Christmas Song Lyrics

  1. Hark! Now hear the angels sing:
    A new-born King today;
    Batman will live for ever more,
    because of Christmas Day!

  2. Hark, the hair oil angels sing…

  3. ilovehorseyrides July 26, 2017 at 1:01 am

    “So I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one two nighty two”

    (Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire)

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