About the song

Ready for Christmas…

has been a joy to create. It was driven by the underlying thought that I had not heard a new Christmas song in a while and also the fact that I had this tune worming its way into my head and I needed to get it out. This is where my brother suggested that I get the song produced. And so a year went by and nothing happened.

I needed a reason to make it a reality. So I committed myself to producing it for charity. This was in effect closing the door to any excuses. I now had to deliver. Several phone calls, several weeks and we had a line up of people prepared to donate their time and effort to making Ready for Christmas a reality.

For me Christmas has always been a time of reflection, for being fortunate enough to have time to enjoy the celebrations and my health. It was about time that I created a gift that could potentially give year after year for those less fortunate. I hope that you will get into the spirit of Christmas, download the song, enjoy, sing along in the knowledge that your support is greatly appreciated and that I have at last been able to rid myself of the tune worm by sharing it with others.

The song supports two charities

Christopher’s Smile:

A charity dedicated to researching cancer treatments specifically designed to treat children so that young frail bodies do not undergo the same harsh treatments that often more resistant adult bodies are able to ensure. The Charity was set up by Karen and Kevin Capel after losing their son to a brain tumor in 2008.


South Hill Park Trust Limited/Wilde about Arts:

South Hill Park is set in a leafy oasis in Bracknell and offers the local and wider community an opportunity to get involved in the arts including visual and performing arts. Wilde about arts specifically is aimed at young children with limited access to the arts and is designed to provide a creative break from what can often be difficult routines.

Ready for Christmas Lyrics


Getting ready for Christmas, Getting ready for Snow
Getting ready for Kisses, Beneath the mistletoe.
Pinned up high, for all to see, Kissing cousins, friends and family…

…are getting ready for Christmas, Dec’ the boughs and halls
Fairy lights and baubles, Cards on the walls.
The brightest star, high upon a tree, Table set for the wise-men three


Ring out the bells, It’s Christmas time again x3


Late shopping late for Christmas, Soap-on-a-rope and a beer
Don’t forget aunt Rosie, And others not here.
Raise a glass, sing Auld Lang Syne, everyone, have a real good time.


Ring out the bells, It’s Christmas time again x3


I’m ready for for Christmas, Have my TV times
Queen’s speech and a movie, Home alone at 9:00.
Follow that star, westward bound, That is where, the new born king is found.


Ring out the bells, It’s Christmas time again x7
Ring out the bells, It’s Christmas x1

Words and Music by Russell Turner