Hank Fox sent me the link to this lovely little ditty. I don’t know why he didn’t forward it to Bill O’Reilly or Bill Donohue.
I hope you have headphones if you try to listen to this in a public place. And do try to avoid singing along.
On that appeal to you sentimental bastards, let me mention another thing: a webblogger in this holiday season in difficult straits. It’s going to get uglier still in the future, I suspect, since this collapsing housing bubble is going to hurt a lot of people in real estate, finance, property management, etc. Kevin Hayden of the American Street is in that position — if anyone can help him out, please do.
For the War on Christmas.
Hilarious! That’s clearly Eric Idle singing. Is it not? Is that from some Python production I’ve unaccountably missed?
Sastra, OM says
Not so iconoclastic. He only trashes things about Christmas that I like — secular stuff.
Where’s the verse going:
Fuck Jesus, fuck Mary, fuck all the manger scene
We need the “Christ” in Christmas like we need “Hallo” in “Ween.”
Hank Fox says
Sure, blame it on me, PZ. Now I’m in Bill O’Reilly’s crosshairs.
And yes, it is Eric Idle.
Sven DiMilo says
Merely a scatological update of the classic Bob Dorough tune “Blue Xmas (To Whom it May COncern), recorded with Miles Davis’s quintet way back in 1962:
I hope you have a white one, but for me it’s blue
Blue Christmas, that’s the way you see it when you’re feeling blue
Blue Xmas, when you’re blue at Christmastime
you see right through,
All the waste, all the sham, all the haste
and plain old bad taste
Sidewalk Santy Clauses are much, much, much too thin
They’re wearing fancy rented costumes, false beards and big fat phony grins
And nearly everybody’s standing round holding out their empty hand or tin cup
Gimme gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme gimme
Fill my stocking up
All the way up
It’s a time when the greedy give a dime to the needy
Blue Christmas, all the paper, tinsel and the fal-de-ral
Blue Xmas, people trading gifts that matter not at all
What I call
Lots of hungry, homeless children in your own backyards
While you’re very, very busy addressing
Twenty zillion Christmas cards
Now, Yuletide is the season to receive and oh, to give and ahh, to share
But all you December do-gooders rush around and rant and rave and loudly blare
I hope yours is a white one, but for me it’s blue
After that lovely little ditty was finished there was a link to the FCC song by Eric Idle. I highly recommend listening to that one too. I hate the FCC.
That kid in Nebraska took this song too seriously.
Eric Idle composed that song with a remarkable economy of vocabulary. Very efficient.
Bill Dauphin says
berty Zimmerman’s salvo in the War on Christmas&trade:
Everything he said fuck in that song I enjoy about Christmas.
There is a South Park version as well.
There is also the fundy xian war on xmas.
An involuntarily funny quote.
“Explain that there is no Santa Claus. People need to stop lying to their children telling them that Santa Claus exists.”
I love the secular parts of Christmas, and even some of the religious music, but I still got a giggle out of that song.