Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Christmas Tale in February

Howdy Hey Blog Fans

Before I start, I would like to say that I should have written this entry long before now as it has to do with the Christmas we just had...but I got distracted with other things...life and what not.  So, if reading anything about Christmas in February offends you at very high levels, book mark this post for later seasonal reading or perhaps put a sticky note on your calendar in December as a friendly reminder to come back to this entry and read about a Christmas event closer to Christmas.

But for those of you bold enough to brave the festive waters of a Christmas past in February, here is a quick tale for you.

One day, about a week or so before Christmas while Sorcha was eating dinner and I was washing dishes, we started talking about Christmas songs I dislike.  The list is many and my reasons lengthy, but what it boils down to mainly is that I am tired of the same songs every...single...year...As Sorcha and I attempted to dissect the reasons for the fury that explodes from my being when I hear "Jingle Bell Rock" we both had a delicious moment of sarcasm.  In this nugget of silly wit the gem of  new song involving pets and Christmas cloths was unearthed.  It was a magical moment and I mean that sincerely. In 90 minutes Sorcha and I together wrote a new Christmas song WITH music and sung it proudly to a few lucky family members and friends over the holidays. (and I unleashed the tune on my own without warning at a friend's party on boxing day...twice...to a crowd bemused party guests) We have a wee recording device that usually lets you download your witty imaginings to the computer, but at the moment, it's giving me attitude and refuses to co-operate.

So for now...I can only give you the words to what I hope will soon be a new Christmas Classic.  I give you...

Dressing Up Your Pet For Christmas

Dressing up your pet for Christmas
It's not an easy thing to do
They don't care what sweater
That you thinks looks better
Why are you even bothering with shoes
Dressing up your pet for Christmas

Dressing up your dog for Christmas
Don't dress him up as Santa Claus
Put him a fluffy beard
All your friends will think you're weird
He'll yelp if you put boots on his paws
Dressing up your dog for Christmas

Dressing up your cat for Christmas
She's not the mother of the Holy One
She's just way too hairy
To be the Virgin Mary
This won't be her idea of fun
Dressing up your cat for Christmas

Dressing up your pet for Christmas
They don't care if they match the tree
Even in something snappy
They'll still look unhappy
It's such a waste of money for me
Dressing up your pet for Christmas

Dressing up your fish for Christmas
He's not into cloths this year
You won't get him to wear a tie
He's too fast don't even try
He hardly even knows you're here
Dressing up your fish for Christmas

Dressing up your pet for Christmas
It's not an easy thing to do
They'll just eat the sweater
That you thinks looks better
And soon they will be chewing on their shoes
Dressing up your pet for Christmas

Dressing up your pet for Christmas
Dressing up your pet....for Christmas


And there you have it...a new Christmas song.  My mother in law, who was one of the fortunate few to hear this song over the holidays actually caught herself singing it at work upon returning in the New Year!   This song could be a hit for the ages...and if I can ever figure out how to transfer the recording to the computer, I will post the song so you too can hum a new Christmas tune that will drive you to the brink of  festive madness.

Thanks for reading Blog Fans!
I remain as ever, 
Cinfully yours.





5 comments:

Franklin A. said...

I can attest to its showstopping quality.

Anonymous said...

I can certainly see why! I look forward to hearing those fresh beats that go with the lyrics - Theresa

Lisa said...

I don't even know the tune or melody but I already have the song stuck in my head! Very creative girls!

sjb said...

Nice! Any chance you can post the music or record a performance? I'd love to hear the music to go with the words. Top notch.

Simon

Lori Kittelberg said...

Also, dressing up your pet for Christmas will cause undue embarrassment when you send out next year's photo cards.