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GETTIN' READY FOR CHRISTMAS
by Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse
Positioning: 3-Part - Men Center. Part I vs. Part II.
INTRO Hitchhike w/R thumb 3X to R, clap on beat 4. Repeat to L, then "Monkey" R, L, R, L, R (freeze).

CHORUS

MEAS. 5 Step t (or sway) side to side w/R snaps above to R and overhead to L. Repeat.
  M7: continue, but snap low R and L.
  M9: hitch R 3X, then clap, repeat L.
  M11: lean back and swing arms and hips to R, L, circle R, L (Vol. 1, 86).
MEAS. 13 Step t again w/low tilt claps 2X, R snap above as before 2X.
  M17: all become "fat Santas" and slowly circle body R, back, L and front w/arms held out front.
  M19: lean back and swing arms and hips as before, adding one more throw to R (see piano rhythm).

VERSE 1

MEAS. 21 IF RESTING: lean back, cross arms hit 2X, then back of hands hit together (Vol. 2, 99-100), repeat. IF SINGING: lean forward, pulsing thumbs in.
  M27: ALL lean forward and hold thumbs in, lean back as "fat Santas" on Ho, ho, ho! 3X, end w/R fist up.

CHORUS

MEAS. 30 Repeat as before

VERSE 2

MEAS. 46 IF RESTING: repeat as before. IF SINGING: lean forward w/palms out at shoulders (Vol. 2, 84), point index fingers down on almost here or time of year.
  M51: lift palms up instead.
  M52: ALL turn L and lean forward w/R index out (Vol. 2, 110), turn front lifting R above head to hold mistletoe, kiss forward on M54 rest.

CHORUS

MEAS. 55 Repeat as before

CHORUS

MEAS. 71 Alternate high and low handclaps (alt. rows or side vs. side). Switch every 2 measures.
MEAS. 79 Repeat as before.
MEAS. 87 "Fat Santa" circle, but shorter, low hip circles.
  M91: repeat as before, full height.
  M93: like introóhitch R 3X, clap, repeat L, Monkey R, L, R, L, R. End with "fat Santa" pose.

 

3-Part Mixed, Level 3....5801
2-Part/SSA, Level 2....5802
SoundTrax Cassette....3878