Now Christmas is come,
Let us beat up the drum,
And call all our neighbours together;
And when they appear
Let us make them such cheer
As will keep out the wind and the weather.
Quoted by Washington Irving in the "Christmas Eve" chapter of Old Christmas, but I have not been able to find the full carol. Old Christmas is a portion of a longer work, Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
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