Friday, November 21, 2008

In Honor Of Thanksgiving

Jay has a couple of Aunts who think I'm wrong in believing that the Christmas season shouldn't start until after Thanksgiving. They are thrilled that radio stations and stores are now on Christmas overload playing carols 24/7.


For the record, I now know how poor Rudolph felt when they used to laugh and call him names. I feel your pain Rudy. I too have been picked on and bordering on being made fun of. I've been accused of having no Christmas spirit and of NEEDING to hear Christmas songs. It's like the playground at the elementary school all over again.


To prove that I am one with TRUE spirit of Christmas in mind, I have come up with a compromise to make us all happy. Christmas tunes with Thanksgiving words. The words in parenthesis help with the tune you should use. So here you go dear Aunts. Sing to your hearts content for the next few days. THEN you can go back to singing the regular Christmas songs:


(We wish you a merry Christmas)
We wish you a happy turkey day
We wish you a happy turkey day
We wish you a happy turkey day
And a safe black Friday.

(Oh Christmas tree)
Oh butterball, oh butterball
How lovely are thy drumsticks
Oh butterball, oh butterball
How lovely are thy drumsticks

(To grandmothers house we go)
Over the river and through the woods
To the pilgrims house they go
Indians found their way
To bring corn that day
That’s why we celebrate, y'know

(Here comes Santa Claus)
Here comes the ham
Here comes the taters
Make room for the pie.
Here comes the cranberries
Here comes the buns
You’ll be so full you’ll want to cry.

(Frosty the Snowman)
I love good turkey, when it’s juicy and it’s brown
With it’s meaty drumsticks, and it’s breast,
you’ll smile instead of frown.
I love good turkey, when you cook it Grandma’s way.
And there’s nothing better than a sammich,
with leftovers the next day.

(I’m dreaming of a White Christmas)
I’m dreaming of the Mayflower
Just like the one the pilgrims had
It rocked back and forth
Did it go east or north?
Without a compass I bet they were sad.

(Silver Bells)
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
You make my kitchen smell so yummy.
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
You help fill up my tummy.

5 comments:

Marian J. Olive said...

Seriously, this won't work until we HEAR you singing them!! But great work, Dena. Wish I could say this works, but am listening to Josh Groben, NOEL right now and he sounds pretty good! But, really, I applaud your good efforts and will await your taping of your new songs! Love ya. one of the aunts

Dena @ Green Acres said...

LOL! That will be a big ol' NO WAY from me. Remember, the noise I make is not joyful. I'll just wait to hear all of you actual singers perform them.

Ok, I do have to admit, that if I were listening to Josh Groben sing, it wouldn't matter what he was singing, or when. He's awesome.

DEb said...

These songs are cracking me up... makes me ALL ready for the holidays!!

Becky said...

You are too funny! Did you write those? I must admit that I did like hearing Christmas music in the store today, but I wouldn't mind waiting either.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Well you and I are kindred spirits...I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christmas Season, which starts the day after Thanksgiving.

Thank you.

These songs are HILARIOUS! I am imagining your laughter as you were writing them! lol!