A Christmas and Hanukkah Song for This Holiday Season! 

This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Songs Children Sing and was first published on the Songs Children Sing blog.

Here In My House was written by Aline Shader in 1970 while she was the drama teacher at Bowen Elementary School in Newton, Massachusetts. Please sing along in celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah and the winter holiday season! Many thanks to all of you who have made this song a holiday tradition.

“Season of light, season of cheer, season of peace, may it last throughout the year.”

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  • Jenny Douglass
  • Marisol Echegoyen
  • Kemp Harris
  • Ryan Mancini
  • Laurel Shader
  • Anna Zonderman
  • Dan Nimmer, piano
  • Jacob Zonderman, percussion

Go to the song—find full audio, piano audio, lead sheet, full score, and lyric sheet, as well as parts, suggested uses, and related songs.

Download the lyric sheet.

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