"It Won't Be Long 'til Christmas" is the fourteenth and last song of the 1967 Disney film The Happiest Millionaire, written by the Academy Award-winning songwriting team of Richard Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

Lyrics

Cordelia:
In the rush of noise and laughter
All too soon your children grow
Oh, you guide their ways and you guard their days
Until one day they go
When the house is strangely silent
And you dream of way back when
Remember when it's Christmastime
They'll come home again

Let them go, let them go, let them try their wings
Little birds were born to fly
Not until they roam can they miss their home
And it won't be long 'til Christmas
When the branches are bare, the December air
Comes alive with frost and pine
And they'll yearn to be by that family tree
For it won't be long 'til Christmas

The years go by and every night
You say "Sweet dreams. Sleep tight."
Then comes the day you have to say
"Don't forget to write."

There'll holly and tinsel and mistletoe
There'll be songs by fire glow
Oh, it won't be long 'til Christmas
Let them go, let them go
Let them go

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Happiest Millionaire logo.jpg
Media
The Happiest MillionaireSoundtrack
Characters
Anthony Biddle • Cordelia Biddle • Aunt Mary • John Lawless • Mrs. Duke • Mrs. Worth • Cordy Biddle • Angie Duke • Tony Biddle • Liv Biddle
Songs
FortuosityWhat's Wrong With That?Watch Your FootworkValentine CandyStrengthen the DwellingI'll Always Be IrishBye-Yum Pum PumAre We Dancing?I Believe in This CountryDetroitWhen a Man Has a DaughterThere Are ThoseLet's Have a Drink on ItIt Won't Be Long 'til ChristmasOff Rittenhouse Square
Locations
PhiladelphiaMichigan
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