Translation, lyrics, and performance copyright (c) 2001 Dr. Bernie Francis

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows
The turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

Mita wejku'et San'ti Kla's
Because Santa Claus is coming

Pikwelk wejkwa'toq papitaqn kutanminaq
He's bringing lots of toys to our reserve

Aq te'sit mijua'ji'j kimapitew
And so many children will sneak peeks

Na nuku' tl-na'ms"i"t k"i"tu' tlimuloq
And now all I want to say to you all

Nutqo'ltioq aq kisikuultioq
You young people and elders

Tlia' ki's nutasik aq mil-ktunkasik
Although it's been heard and said in many ways

Wli-Nuelewi nikma'j
Merry Christmas my friend