This Time of the Year

by Brook Benton

Brook Benton (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988) was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he scored hits such as "It's Just A Matter Of Time" and "Endlessly", many of which he co-…




Christmas always comes this time of the year.

Little girls and little boys,
Dream of worlds full of toys,
This time of the year,
When Christmas is near.

Evergreens are snowy white,
Sleigh bells ring through the night,
This time of the year,
When Christmas is near.

And somewhere near a steeple,
People kneel and pray,
And choirs sing,
Carols of Christmas day.

Santa Claus is on his way,
Loads of joy, on his sleigh,
This time of the year,
When Christmas is near.

Hear the sleigh bells,
Hear the sleigh bells,
Hear the sleigh bells, ring.

Written by: BROOK BENTON, CLYDE LOVERN OTIS

Lyrics © THIRD SIDE MUSIC INC.

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