Monday, November 5, 2007

SUDDENLY IT'S CHRISTMAS !



Ms. Cheese and I, and probably many of you are on the same page this week. If you have watched any television, or Heaven forbid been out shopping you have been put on notice.
The Season is upon us!
Holy crap Batman, I still have a large bowl of Halloween candy left over! I don't want to think about Christmas yet! Cleaning house, dragging the aged tree and ornaments out of the attic, sending cards, baking all those "special" treats, buying presents! And the lists! What to buy that's thoughtful and special for each one on your list, instead of those last minute generic point of purchase display gifts near the check-out at MalWart.
Why do we put ourselves through this? EVEN THE MOST PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY FIT AMONG US BECOME STRESSED OUT.
What does this have to do with "Career Moves"?
That's the title of the album ,(showing my age again) CD release by Loudon Wainwright that includes the song, "SUDDENLY IT'S CHRISTMAS". I have yet to figure out how to play a song on the blog that isn't on UTUBE, so I have posted the lyrics. If you'd like to hear it try this link:


SUDDENLY IT'S CHRISTMAS





Loudon Wainwright III





Suddenly it's Christmas,Right after Hallowe'en.


Forget about Thanksgiving;It's just a buffet in between.


There's lights and tinsel in the windows;


They're stocking up the shelves;


Santa's slaving at the North Pole

In his sweatshop full of elves.





There's got to be a build-up

To the day that Christ was born:


The halls are decked with pumpkins


And the ears of Indian corn.


Dragging through the falling leaves


In a one-horse open sleigh,


Suddenly it's Christmas,Seven weeks before the day.





Suddenly it's Christmas,The longest holiday.


When they say "Season's Greetings"They mean just what they say:


It's a season,


it's a marathon,


Retail eternity.


It's not over till it's over


And you throw away the tree.





Outside it's positively balmy,


In the air nary a nip;


Suddenly it's Christmas,


Unbuttoned and unzipped.


Yes, they're working overtime,


Santa's little runts;


Christmas comes but once a year


And goes on for two months.





Christmas carols in December


And November, too;


It's no wonder we're depressed


When the whole thing is through.


Finally it's January;


Let's sing "Auld Lang Syne";


But here comes another heartache,


Shaped like a Valentine.





Suddenly it's Christmas,


The longest holiday.


The season is upon us;


A pox, it won't go away.


It's a season,


it's a marathon,


Retail eternity.


It's not over till it's over


And you throw away the tree.





No, it's not over till it's over


And you throw away the tree;


It's still not over till it's over


And you throw away the tree.

8 comments:

Anne said...

This will be my first Christmas as "retired," "unemployed". Every year I loved to go shopping for all the people who worked for me and other coworkers.

This year, it will be just the four of us - hubby, me and two sons.

Just means everyone here gets something very special plus some good food (never could cook/bake around holidays because of work schedule).

Sooo, yeaaaaaah. Goodies this year!

Anne

BRAINCHEESE said...

Dear Gawd! Next thing you know, we'll be sychronizing our menses! Wait...we're both too old for that...LOL

Linda D. in Seattle

mdmhvonpa said...

Sorry, I'm not going to acknowledge that XMass exists till Thanksgiving is bagged.

Bubbie said...

Ann: Soounds like a good plan. Scaled down to what is really important. Your family.

Bubbie said...

Ms.Cheese: Wish I didn't have one to synchronize! Will this hell never end?

Bubbie said...

Mdmh...: It should be a fun season for you and the Mrs with the Tyrants.

Bubbie said...

Mdmh...: It should be a fun season for you and the Mrs with the Tyrants.

Callie said...

You guys will really think me lame.....but...I made my own X-mas cards two weeks ago...

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