Happy Holidays from 1980s CCM’s favored daughter!
We used to study this song in my advanced music theory classes because the verse is in an irregular quintuple meter (with a 3+3+3+3+2 beat division pattern). I.e. it’s in five and the fifth beat is slightly shorter than the others.
Also, the lyrics are just so off-putting:
“Hurry now wake up your eyes
Time for little ones to see
Daddy’s got a BIG surprise…”
For further study, check out Tennessee Christmas: