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"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is a popular secular sixteenth-century English carol from the West Country of England. The origin of this Christmas carol lies in the English tradition where wealthy people of the community gave Christmas treats to the carolers on Christmas Eve such as "figgy puddings" that were very much like modern day Christmas puddings. It is one of the few traditional holiday carols that makes mention of the New Year celebration. The simple chorus and holiday greetings have made it a popular finale to many holiday specials over the years.

The song is notably sung, with alternate lyrics, in the Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites album as its 16th and final track. This version is also featured in the Season 3 episode "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" and, the original version, is sung in the Season 2 episode "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!", sung by Danville carolers.

The song was also sung on Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas, when Zuri explained to Jessie and Teddy what Christmas truly is, since they were both frustrated about the subway stalling and being unable to reach NYU for their college tour or to an audition for a small movie role. The entire subway car sang the song, and a lady who Zuri pleaded for lasagna offered her a piece. 


Original version

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year
Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year
Oh bring us some figgy pudding
Oh bring us some figgy pudding
Oh bring us some figgy pudding
And bring it right here
We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
So bring some right here
[First verse repeated]

Phineas and Ferb Holidays Favorites version

All:We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Phineas: We wish you the best day ever
And hope all your Christmas endeavors
Are super-fun, amazing, and clever
And that your New Year's rocks, too
Isabella: Oh, come tell me what'cha doin'
All my relatives just flew in
From Mexico and Jerusalem
For the holidays
Both Christmas trees and menorahs
It can be confusing for us
When we break into a chorus
Of "olé" (iOlé!) and "oy vey" (Oy Vey!)
Major Monogram: Good missions I'll give
To Agents A through Z
Carl, get away from that punch bowl
I'm saving that for me
Carl: Sorry, sir...
We wish you a Perry Christmas
We wish you a Perry Christmas
We wish you a Perry Christmas
And a (Perry chitters) new year
Baljeet: I wish for a calculator-
Slash-Hindi-English translator
To find a common denominator
In both of my tongues
Buford: Good wedgies I'll give
To all of you nerds
That's how I say "Merry Christmas"
I ain't good with words
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz: I wish you would let me rule you
In evil I'm going to school you
I won't sugarcoat or fool you
Your New Year's looks grim
I warn you, my new -inator
Will force you to serve me later
So why not just choose to cater
To my every whim?
All: We wish your every endeavor
Makes this the best Christmas ever
And we're all so glad that we will never
Mention figgy pudding...
Dr. Doofenshmirtz speaking: Oh, great. Well now we've mentioned it.
Major Monogram speaking: You know, no one would have noticed if you'd have just kept your mouth shut.

Background Information

  • The Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites album lists "The Cast of Phineas and Ferb" as the song's singers.
Isabella's family

Isabella's family members in the song.

  • This song speaks more of Isabella's family, showing she has relatives from Mexico and Jerusalem.
  • In "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas", Vivian Garcia-Shapiro makes a cameo, wearing the same blue sleeveless dress she wore in "Picture This".
  • The "calculator-slash-Hindi-English-translator" Baljeet mentions may be the one that he gets from Buford (and is automatically smashed by Buford's baseball bat) in "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!".
  • Before "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas", a music video using a combination of clips from the series combined with some created for the video was aired. It debuted during the opening of the Disney Store in New York City on November 9, 2010. It also aired on Disney Channel November 26 @ 8pm during the premiere of The Suite Life on Deck episode of I'm in the Band. The music video was also seen on Disney XD UK on December 20, 2010. The "Happy Holidays from Phineas and Ferb" scene at the end was cut. The Disney XD logo was seen when the music video played.
  • The first section of Isabella's line was skipped when it played on Disney Channel.
  • When Buford sings his lines (and gives Baljeet a wedgie), he and Baljeet are in a Nativity Play; Buford playing as the angel and Baljeet playing as the shepherd (in the Gospel of Luke), who was visited by the angel after Christ was born.
  • Isabella says in "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" that she doesn't celebrate Christmas, though in the song, she sings about celebtating it with her family.
  • The following lines I warn you, my new -inator/Will force you to serve me later/So why not just choose to cater/To my every whim? and the speaking lines, "Sorry, sir..." from Carl Karl and the talk between Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Francis "Major" Monogram: Oh, great. Well now we've mentioned it. / You know, no one would have noticed if you'd have just kept your mouth shut. were cut from "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas".
  • Though not the Phineas and Ferb version of the song, We Wish You a Merry Christmas was sung by carolers to force Heinz Doofenshmirtz into giving them figgy pudding in the episode "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!"
  • Second time Isabella sings her catchphrase, the first being her song in The Dad-inator. This is also the 2nd time she sang it in an episode, the first being "What'cha Doin?" in "Rollercoaster: The Musical!"


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