Friday, 16 December 2016

Poetry Friday 24 Christmas Special

Most of this week I’ve been writing stories inspired by Christmas songs. So today here are my new versions  of some of the songs you are sick to death of if you’ve been out Christmas shopping this week. As with all Christmas specials, this was recorded back in October with fake snow etc. 
For audio click here.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Well the weather outside is unseasonably warm.
and the fire is not really needed.
and it’s the warmest Christmas on Record.
Global warming, global warming global warming.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.
Had some really horrible friends.
Who ostracised him completely
because he didn’t look the same as them
is this the kind of lesson
we want our kids to hear.
to bully and exclude poor Rudolph
because he likes a drop of beer.

Santa Claus is coming to town.
You better watch out,
you better not cry,
you better not pout
I’m telling you why.
because mummy and daddy have bought into an elaborate hoax and are now blackmailing you about your behaviour, but don’t worry you’ll more than likely get presents no matter how you behave.

T’was the night before Christmas
T’was the night before Christmas
and all through the land
fights were erupting
getting out of hand.
Fights in the streets
arms like windmills,
fights in the living rooms
over credit card bills.
dramatic bust-ups then
tears in the loos
Mothers chide fathers
for getting on the booze.
But on Christmas morning
it’s all in the past
it reminds to be seen
if the ceasefire will last.

Join me next week for poetry Friday number 25. Will this madness never stop. 


  1. ostracise? what does it mean?

    1. exclude from a society or group.

    2. oh that's I guess not the thing that friends do to each other, or do they?

    3. I am looking for recommendations for 'Story of the year' any thoughts?