Ode to Christmas

 Ode to Christmas

 

My favorite part of Christmas, and the entire holiday season, are the songs. The day after Thanksgiving we don’t shop, we stay home and put up our Christmas tree. We dig out our favorite Christmas CD’s and sing along while we decorate. This year we added some new songs through our connection to the Internet radio Pandora. The songs lend a spirit of thankfulness and joy. However, we often lose this joy in the swirl of things.

The closer we get to the “actual date,” the crazier we get. One gift is not enough, two, three, four, and then we have to make another treat and attend another party and our lives spiral out of control by December 15th. We still have ten more days to go and we will add school activities atop church plays alongside helping everyone else have a fabulous Christmas. It gets overwhelming BUT sometimes we can step back, take a good look at ourselves, and poke a little fun.

I present to you Ode to Christmas based – very loosely – on the works of others. My apologies to Walmart, the Salvation Army, Shakespeare, and the Song Writers.

Act 1

(With forearm thrown across the forehead, read in dramatic fashion)

O Walmart, Walmart!

Wherefore art thou Walmart?

Deny the snow and refuse the ice

Or, if thou wilt not remain open

I’ll no longer be your Shopper

 

Act 2

(The shoppers arrive at their favorite store. Sung to the tune of “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”)

Parking around the Discount Store

At the Christmas time of year

Buggies are blocking every spot

Ev’ry couple tries to stop

 

(sax playing in the background: da, da, da, da, da, da, unhhh, unhhh)

 

Parking around the Discount Store

Let the Christmas Spirit ring

Later we’ll make it to the door

And we’ll do some purchasing

 

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear

Bells a ringing, money dinging, at the door as you draw neeeaaar, ohoh

Parking around the Discount Store

Have a happy time today

Everyone’s shopping merrily

In the same old preferred waaayyayyay

 

Act 3

 

(The shoppers finally find a spot and head to the door. A little bit of rushing but being careful of the snow and ice. Sung to the tune of “O Christmas Tree”)

 

O Bell Ringer, O Bell Ringer,

Your dings are loud and clear!

With bucket bright and shining smile

Through ice and snow and sleet and rain

O Bell Ringer, O Bell Ringer

Your dings are loud and clear!

 

Act 4

 

(Finally, inside the store! The shoppers barely stop to get a buggy and they race off. Sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

 

Dashing through the aisles

In a hurry to buy more

O’er the tiles we go

Grabbing all the way

HaHaHa

 

Charge Cards in our hands

Making sprits bright

What fun it is to shop and buy

Everything in sight

OHHHHHHHHHH

 

Push and Grab

Shove and poke

Get out of my Way!

Oh what fun to shop and buy

Everything in sight -iiiggghhhhttt

 

Push and Grab

Push and Grab

Manners out the door

Oh what fun it is to shop and shop

Our local Walmart Store

Hey!

 

THE END

In all seriousness, I hope you got your shopping, baking, and partying done and have saved some time to be with your family and friends. If you are traveling, I pray for a safe return for all.

Merry Christmas and God bless!

 

About Fawn Musick

Writings to make you Smile and Think. Fawn is an award winning newspaper columnist. She is an avid writer, blogger, and mom. Her advice comes from her years of mothering her eight children.
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2 Responses to Ode to Christmas

  1. Lovely post!
    Happy Holidays! I would love to share my blog post with you!
    http://bravonatalis.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/a-christmas-lesson/

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