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"When Christmas Comes to Town" is a song from the film, The Polar Express performed by Matthew Hall and Meagan Moore (as Billy and Hero Girl respectively). In the film, shortly before the train arrives at the North Pole, Hero Boy and Hero Girl notice Billy looking out from the back of the observation car and singing the song. Hero Girl soon joins in.

The song is also the third song to play during the film's credits after the film's title song and before "Believe." It is also featured on the official soundtrack as the second track and the official score as the ninth track.

In the song, Hero Girl sings about the joys of Christmas while Billy sings about how he has never been able to experience these joys.

Lyrics

Billy: La, la, la, la
La, la, la
La la la, la la
La la la, la la
I'm wishing on a star
And trying to believe
That even though it's far
He'll find me Christmas Eve
I guess that Santa's busy
'Cause he's never come around
I think of him when Christmas comes to town
Hero Girl: The best time of the year
When everyone comes home
With all this Christmas cheer
It's hard to be alone
Putting up the Christmas tree
With friends who come around
It's so much fun when Christmas comes to town
Presents for the children, wrapped in red and green
Billy: All the things I've heard about but never really seen
Billy and Hero Girl: No one will be sleeping on the night of Christmas Eve
Hoping Santa's on his way
(instrumental break)
Hero Girl: Presents for the children wrapped in red and green
Billy: All the things I've heard about but never really seen
Billy and Hero Girl: No one will be sleeping on the night of Christmas Eve
Hoping Santa's on his way
Hero Girl: When Santa's sleigh bells ring
Billy: I listen all around
Hero Girl: The herald angels sing
Billy: I never hear a sound
Hero Girl: And all the dreams of children
Billy: Once lost will all be found
Hero Girl: That's all I want when Christmas comes to town
Billy and Hero Girl: That's all I want when Christmas comes to town

Trivia

  • In the film version of the song, only Hero Girl sings the line, "No one will be sleeping on the night of Christmas Eve."
  • Instrumental versions of the song are heard in "Suite from the Polar Express" and "Boarding the Train/The Ride Home".

External links

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PolarExpress
Media
The Polar Express (book)The Polar Express (film)Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVideo GameVideo
Characters
Hero BoyHero GirlBilly the Lonely BoyKnow-It-AllConductorHoboSmokey and SteamerSanta ClausElvesSarahCaribouThe Children
Locations
Grand RapidsMichiganHero Boy's HouseHerpolsheimer's11344 Edbrooke AvenueFlat Top TunnelGlacier GulchIce LakeNorth Pole
Objects and Transportations
The Polar Express (train)Magic TicketsEmergency BrakeBilly's PresentSilver Bell
Songs
The Polar ExpressWhen Christmas Comes to TownRockin' on Top of the WorldBelieveHot ChocolateSpirit of the SeasonSanta Claus is Comin' to TownWhite ChristmasWinter WonderlandIt's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ChristmasSilver BellsHere Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
See also
The Polar Express ExperienceThe Polar Express Train RideIt Takes Two
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