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Christmas Bells is one of the songs that only made it into the musical and not the 2005 movie. It is sung by the full company of RENT and shows off the hectic nature of the night.

Lyrics[]

[FIVE HOMELESS PEOPLE] Christmas bells are ringing Christmas bells are ringing Christmas bells are singing On TV - at SAKS

[SQUEEGEE MAN] Honest living, honest living Honest living, honest living

[FIVE HOMELESS PEOPLE, SQUEEGEE MAN] Can't you spare a dime or two? Honest living, honest living
Honest living, honest living Here but for the grace of God go you Honest living, honest living
Honest living, honest living

[FIVE HOMELESS PEOPLE] You'll be merry I'll be merry Though merry ain't in my vocabulary

No sleigh bells No Santa Claus No yule log No tinsel


No holly No hearth No-

[SOLOIST] “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”

[FIVE HOMELESS PEOPLE] Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

No room at the Holiday Inn - oh no And it's beginning to snow

[VENDORS] Hats, Bats, Shoes, Booze Mountain bikes, Potpourri Leather bags, Girlie mags Forty-fives, AZT

[VENDOR #1] No one's buying Feel like crying

[ALL] No room at the Holiday Inn - oh no And it's beginning to snow


[COAT VENDOR] How about a fur In perfect shape Owned by an MBA from uptown I got a tweed Broken in by a greedy Broker who went broke And then broke down

[COLLINS, ANGEL] You don't have to do this... Hush your mouth, it's Christmas I do not deserve you, Angel

Give, give Wait All you do What's on the floor? Is give Give me some way Let's see some more To show No, no, no, no- How you've touched me so Kiss me, it's beginning to snow


[MARK, ROGER] ...She said, "Would you light my candle" And she put on a pout And she wanted you To take her out tonight?

Right She got you out!

She was more than okay
But I pushed her away
It was bad, I got mad
And I had to get her out of my sight

Wait, wait, wait - you said she was sweet Let's go eat
I'll just get fat
It's the one vice left when you're dead meat

There! That's her! Maureen? Mimi! Woah! I should go

[MARK & ROGER] Hey, it's beginning to snow

[COPS] I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

[MIMI & JUNKIES] Follow the man, follow the man With his pockets full of the jam Follow the man, follow the man Help me out, Daddy, if you can

[MIMI & JUNKIES, THE MAN] Got any D, man? I'm cool Got any C, man? I'm cool Got any X? Any smack? Any horse? Any joogie boogie boy? Any blow?

[ROGER, MIMI] Hey…

Hey...

I just want to say I'm sorry for the way- Forget it I blew up

Can I make it up to you? How? Dinner party? That'll do

[THE MAN] Hey lover boy, cutie pie You steal my client, you die

[ROGER] You didn't miss me, you won't miss her You'll never lack for customers

[JUNKIES] I'm willin' I'm illin' I gotta get my sickness off

Gotta run, gotta ride Gotta gun, gotta hide, gotta go

[THE MAN] And it's beginning to snow

[BENNY, spoken] Wish me luck, Alison, the protest is on

[All-Skate pt. 1]

[JUNKIES] Got any C, man?

[COAT VENDOR] L.L. Bean, Geoffrey Beene Burberry zip-out lining

[JUNKIES] Got any D, man?

[SQUEEGEEMAN] Honest living-

[ROGER, MARK & MIMI] Mark, this is Mimi Hi She’ll be dining with us

[JUNKIES] Got any B, man?

[COAT VENDOR] Here's a new arrival

[THE MAN] That is an ounce

[VENDORS] Hats, dats, bats

[JUNKIES] Got any crack?

[COLLINS] That’s my coat!

[JUNKIES] Got any X?

[COAT VENDOR] We give discounts

[JUNKIES] Got any C, man?

[MARK] I think we’ve met

[ANGEL] Let's get a better one

[COLLINS] It’s a sham

[JUNKIES] Got any D, man?

[MIMI] That’s what he said

[THE MAN] I said it’s a gram!

[COLLINS] But she's a thief!

[JUNKIES] Got any B, man?

[ANGEL] But she brought us together

[BENNY] Which investor’s coming?

[JUNKIES] Got any crack?

[COLLINS] I’ll take the leather

[JUNKIES] Got any X?

[BENNY] Your father?- Damn!

[All-Skate pt. 2]

[JUNKIES] Got any C, man? Got any D, man? Got any B, man? Got any X? Crack?

I’m willin’ I’m illin’ Gotta get my sickness off C-D help me Follow the man, follow the man Follow the man Jugie boogie, jugie boogie

Follow the man, follow the man Any crack, any X, any jugie boogie boy Any blow, any X, any jugie boogie boy Got any D, man? Got any C, man? Got any crack, any X, any jugie boogie?

[POLICE OFFICERS] I’m dreaming of a right Christmas Just like the ones I used to know

Jingle bells Prison cells

Fal la la la la Fa la la la la You have the right to remain Silent night Holy night

Fall on your knees Oh night divine You’ll do some time Fa la la la la Fa la la la la

[HOMELESS AND VENDORS] Christmas bells are swinging Christmas bells are ringing Christmas bells are singing In my dreams Next year

Once you donate you can go Celebrate in Tuckahoe You’ll feel cherry I’ll feel cheery Tho’ I don’t really know that theory

No bathrobe No steuben glass No cappuccino maker No pearls No diamonds No “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

No room at the Holiday Inn, oh no-

[COAT VENDOR, ANGEL, BOTH, COLLINS] Twenty-five Fifteen Twenty-five Fifteen Twenty-five Fifteen No way, twenty-four Fifteen Twenty-four Fifteen Twenty-four Fifteen Not today, twenty-three Fifteen Twenty-three Fifteen Twenty-three Fifteen, it’s old Twenty-two Fifteen Twenty-two Fifteen Seventeen Fifteen Fifteen Sold!

Give, give
All you do
Is give
Give me some way
To show
How you’ve touched me so

[MARK & ROGER, MARK, MIMI, ROGER] Let’s go
To the lot
Maureen’s performing

Who’s Maureen? His ex

But I am Over her

[MIMI & ROGER] I should tell you I should tell you

[ROGER] Let’s not Hold hands yet

[MIMI] Is that a warning?

[ROGER, MIMI, MARK, ALL THREE] I just need You just need He just needs To take it slow
I should tell you I should tell you
I should tell you I should tell you
I should tell you I-

[ALL] And it’s beginning to And it’s beginning to And it’s beginning to…

[MAUREEN, spoken] Joanne, which way to the stage!?

[ALL EXCEPT MAUREEN] Snow!!!

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