If you're looking for a way to convince the powers-that-be that you deserve a fine tenor uke for Xmas, here's a winning strategy: Simply play Gerald Ross's arrangements of these holiday classics for said powers-that-be and let them know that the only thing standing in your way of sounding like Gerald is said instrument.
Hopefully, then, by the time next year rolls around, Gerald will have tabbed out his arrangements for us all, and you can demonstrate just how far you stretched the truth this year. But hey, you'll have Gerald's arrangements, and of course, the tenor. Link
(Thanks, Gerald, and btw: hint, hint)