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"When Christmas Comes to Town" is a song from the 2004 film, The Polar Express. The song is performed by Matthew Hall and Meagan Moore in character as Billy and Hero Girl respectively.

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 joins in after the first verse. The song is heard again during the end credits as part of a medley of the film's songs. This was the third song in the medley after the title song and before "Believe". It is also featured on the official soundtrack as the second 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

Billy: La, la, la, la
La, la, la
La la la, la la
La la la, la la
Hero Girl: Shh.
Billy: 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
Hero Girl: No one will be sleeping on the night of Christmas Eve
Billy and Hero Girl: 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

Billy: 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
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

  • Like the other original songs from the film, the song is heard as an instrumental throughout the film.

Gallery


Music
Original songs The Polar Express When Christmas Comes to Town Rockin' on Top of the World Believe Hot Chocolate Spirit of the Season It Takes Two
Christmas carols Santa Claus is Comin' to Town White Christmas Winter Wonderland It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Silver Bells Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) Frosty the Snowman Deck the Halls Good King Wenceslas I'll Be Home for Christmas Jingle Bells
Score Seeing is Believing Suite from the Polar Express
Albums Original Motion Picture Soundtrack For Your Consideration
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