The Christmas Song

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"The Christmas Song"
The Christmas Song cover
EP track by Weezer
Album Christmas CD
Released December 7, 2000 (radio promo)
Recorded October 2000
Length 3:08
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 512
COR# 205
Producer(s) Weezer
Status Officially released
Live debut December 14, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA
Last played April 26, 2001 in Tokyo, Japan
Christmas CD track listing
"The Christmas Song"
(1)
"Christmas Celebration"
(2)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Swearing To You"
(RC# 511)
"The Christmas Song"
(RC# 512)
"Modified Memphis"
(RC# 513)

"The Christmas Song" is a song by Weezer. It appeared on the compilation CD Kevin and Bean: The Real Slim Santa, with a remixed version appearing on the band's promotional EP, Christmas CD.

Appearances

Overview

"The Christmas Song" was recorded during Weezer's self-produced pre-production demo sessions for The Green Album. It was first released on the Los Angeles-area radio station KROQ's 2000 edition of their annual christmas compilation, that year entitled Kevin and Bean: The Real Slim Santa. It was then remixed and partially re-recorded at producer Ric Ocasek's urging, with slightly different lyrics. This recording is considered the 'standard' version, and is the lead track on The Christmas CD, aka Winter Weezerland.

Noticeable differences in the two versions are a cymbal count-in on the original (removed for the remix), and a short bit of final drums on the remix that was inaudible on the original due to an early fade.

The song, along with its companion "Christmas Celebration," was performed live a handful of times at shows in late 2000, namely at Goat Punishment shows, the December KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas, and New Year's Eve blink-182 opening-slot gigs. The song continued to be played at various shows into 2001, with the song seeing its final performance, to date, at a show in Japan in April of that year.

"The Christmas Song" was featured over the credits of the episode "Fishes" (season 2, episode 6) of the TV series The Bear in 2023.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Weezer The Christmas Song October 20, 2000[1] 6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA
Weezer The Christmas Song November 2000[1] 6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA 3:08 Kevin and Bean: The Real Slim Santa
Weezer The Christmas Song November 2000[1] 3:06
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Lyrics

Original mix

You told me you would be here by my side
Warming my hearth on this cold winter's night
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself
You told me you would bring presents and treats
Cheering my spirits with homemade sweet meats
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself

Ah, could you ever know how much I care?
Could you ever know that out somewhere
There's a boy who really hurts?

Since I found you
I found a girl
I found a thorn
I found a queen
Now I am warm

Ah, could you ever know how much I care?
Could you ever know that out somewhere
There's a boy who really hurts?

Since I found you
I found a girl
I found a thorn
I found a queen
Now I am warm

You told me you would bring presents and treats
Cheering my spirits with homemade sweet meats
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself

Christmas CD

You told me you would be here by my side
Warming my hearth on this cold winter's night
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself
You told me you would move heaven and earth
Cheering my spirits with laughter and mirth
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself

Ah, could you ever know how much I care?
Could you ever know that out somewhere
There's a boy who really hurts?

Since I found you
I found a girl
I found a thorn
I found a queen
Now I am warm

Ah, could you ever know how much I care?
Could you ever know that out somewhere
There's a boy who really hurts?

Since I found you
I found a girl
I found a thorn
I found a queen
Now I am warm

You told me you would move heaven and earth
Cheering my spirits with laughter and mirth
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself

See also