Up on the housetop reindeer pause,
Out jumps good old Santa Claus.
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys,
All for the little ones, Christmas joys. Get more lyrics...
Up on the Housetop was written by Benjamin Russell Hanby. He is remembered as a teacher, minister and composer of numerous songs including Darling Nellie Gray and Up On The Housetop. The Hanby House that Benjamin Hanby and his family occupied from 1853 to 1870 continues to be maintained and operated by the Westerville Historical Society under an agreement with the Ohio Historical Society.