Monday, December 20, 2010

O December!

Sunday Scribblings has a prompt up and that prompt is (ta-da!) December.  My response to this is to write a play on a venerable old Christmas song.  Ready?  Here goes...

Oh December! (sung to the tune of Jingle Bells)

Dashing through the snow,
with ice down in my boots.
Jack Frost and Sir Chilblains
are really in cahoots.
The wind is howling so
my hat has blown away.
I feel as if the weather gods
have put me in squeeze play.


(Chorus #1)

O winter’s hell
and I’d rebel
if I could manage it.
The sleet may come
to make me numb.
December, I’m unfit

to deal with chill.
I’m sounding shrill
but what can you expect?
My spirit’s lame
it’s such a shame.
My halls aren’t even decked.


I went out to the mall
which was a crowded mess.
The things I thought I’d buy –
Sold Out!  (but I digress…)
I tried to order gifts
from online stores but they
won’t even start to ship them out
‘til after New Year’s Day!

(Chorus #2)

O shopping sucks
and costs big bucks
for what you really get.
They’re outta stock
and I’m in hock
but I’m not finished yet!

O Jingle Bells
I’m on eggshells
but still I’ll find some cheer.
I’m grateful since
December (wince!)
comes only once a year!

Happy Holidays!


  1. Randi, I went back on Sunday Scribblings for a moment before turning in, and you made me laugh SO hard! Thanks, honey, I needed it!

    So glad you are posting to this site. Here's my somewhat depressing but oh-so-real take on it:

  2. Also, I'm not sure your poem's depressing so much as nostalgic/sad, but your description was beautiful and definitely real.

  3. Fa la la la la hahaha! Whatever, eh?

  4. This was funny and sad and true! :) Reminded me a bit of the lyrics in "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas"
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Brilliant! That gave me a much-needed laugh.

  6. Thanks so much, Faith and Monica! ☼