Tom Lehrer’s Christmas Carol

Nothing gets me in the mood for Christmas like Tom Lehrer’s little ditty, A Christmas Carol.  So as I spend one of my last days at work, posting on my blog, for those who haven’t heard it or seen it, here it is.

Christmas time is here, by golly,
Disapproval would be folly,
Deck the halls with hunks of holly,
Fill the cup and don’t say “when.”
Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens,
Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens,
Even though the prospect sickens,
Brother, here we go again.

On Christmas Day you can’t get sore,
Your fellow man you must adore,
There’s time to rob him all the more
The other three hundred and sixty-four.

Relations, sparing no expense’ll
Send some useless old utensil,
Or a matching pen and pencil.
“Just the thing I need! How nice!”
It doesn’t matter how sincere it
Is, nor how heartfelt the spirit,
Sentiment will not endear it,
What’s important is the price.

Hark the Herald Tribune sings,
Advertising wondrous things.
God rest ye merry, merchants,
May you make the Yuletide pay.
Angels we have heard on high
Tell us to go out and buy!

Soooooooo…
Let the raucus sleighbells jingle,
Hail our dear old friend, Kris Kringle,
Dragging his reindeer across the sky…
Don’t stand underneath when they fly by!

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6 Comments

  1. You forgot the last verse, Rain. Here it is:

    Soooooooo…
    Let the raucus sleighbells jingle,
    Hail our dear old friend, Kris Kringle,
    Dragging his reindeer across the sky…
    Don’t stand underneath when they fly by!

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  3. I love Tom Lehrer!
    Interestingly enough, I was just leafing through his song book, Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer. My favorite song of his has to be “My Home Town.” I once tried to sing it in a school talent contest, but the lyrics didn’t pass the principal’s approval.
    🙂
    Go figure…

  4. I have so many favorites of his Jane, and to this day and can sing all of them. Well, I know all the lyrics, singing is another story. I once tried out for a high school musical singing Vatican Rag. That didn’t go over very well either.

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