Monday, January 09, 2006

Ghosts of Christmas Hogwarts

I'm sitting here listening to the Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone soundtrack, when "Christmas at Hogwarts" comes up. I've seen the movie several times, but I do not recall the ghostly voices in the Christmas scenes. They are saying (at about 0:23 in),
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, ring the Hogwarts bell
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, cast a Christmas spell
Have a wondrous wizard Christmas, have a merry Christmas Day,
Huddle around the sparkling fire, have a merry Christmas Day.
Find a broomstick in your stockings, see the magic on display
Join the owls joyous flocking on this merry Christmas Day.
Ding dong, ding dong, ring the Hogwarts bell
Ding dong, ding dong, cast a Christmas spell
Ding dong, ding dong, make the Christmas morning bright
Fly high across the sky in the Christmas night

Does anyone recall this Christmas carol in the movie? I'll check later, but why do research when you can get others to?

Update: Here is someone else's transcription of the lyrics, slightly different than mine.

4 comments:

Eric Edberg said...

But WHY are you listening to a Harry Potter score?

Scott Spiegelberg said...

Hey, I'm preparing for my Film Music class. That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.

Mariƫtte van Raalte said...

Hello, I don't think you are still preparing for your Film Music class, but I found the songtext on this site
Here it is:
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas
Ring the Hogwart bell
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas
Cast a Christmas spell
How wonderous the ways of Christmas
Have a merry Christmas Day
Move around the sparkling fire
Have a merry Christmas Day

Find a broomstick in your stocking
Singing you the magic of this place

Join the owls joyous flocking
On this merry Christmas Day

Ding dong, ding dong
Ring the Hogwart bell
(Ring the Hogwart bell)
Ding dong, ding dong
Cast a Christmas spell
Ding dong, ding dong
Make the Christmas morning bright
Fly high across the sky
Light the Christmas night

Merry Christmas, merry Christmas
Ring the Hogwart bell
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas...

I've controlled it, and it fits perfectly.

Greetz,
Mariƫtte van Raalte (yes, I'm Dutch :D bilingual education is very useful)!

Anonymous said...

It is in the film, but you only hear a small bit of it as the ghosts pass in a hallway during one of the Christmas scenes.