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Yogi and friends singing the song in Casper's First Christmas.
Written by: Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Hoyt Curtin
Date: 1979

"Comin' Up Christmas Time" is a Christmas song originally written for the Hanna-Barbera television special Casper's First Christmas. It is sung by Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, and Huckleberry Hound while they are driving through the countryside at the beginning of the special.

The song was used again at the beginning of Yogi's First Christmas, where Snagglepuss, Huckleberry, Augie, and Doggie Daddy sing it while Ranger Smith is bringing them to the Jellystone lodge. When they sing the song again a few minutes later, it awakens Yogi and Boo Boo from their hibernation. Curiously, while the lines sung by Yogi and Quick Draw in the original version are instead sung by Huck and Doggie Daddy in this version, the audio of Boo Boo singing the line "You better bundle up, it's starting to snow again" is left unchanged, despite that he is not even taking part in the song this time.

Outside of the two Hanna-Barbera specials it was originally used in, the song has been featured in numerous holiday concerts, often as an opening number. In the concert versions of the song, the line "To make sure I get what I want / I buy my gifts for me" is replaced with "All those gifts that Santa brings / Just for you and me." The original line is also noticeably omitted in the presentation of the song used on the Hanna-Barbera's Christmas Sing-A-Long album.

Lyrics

It's about that time, that time of the year again
Sleigh bells ring, that season is here again
Hearts are light and full of good cheer again
Comin' up Christmastime!
Parties, friends, we're all on the go again
You better bundle up, it's starting to snow again
See you under that mistletoe again
Comin' up Christmastime!
It's time to buy those Christmas gifts
Go on a shopping spree
To make sure I get what I want
I buy my gifts for me
It's about that time for laughter to ring again
Favorite carols we all wanna sing again
All the joy the season will bring again
Comin' up Christmastime!
REPEAT PREVIOUS VERSE
Jingle, jingle, jingle bells jingle
Hearts are light
Here comes Kris Kringle
Comin' up Christmastime!

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