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December 24, 2009: A Touch of Scrooge

Every Christmas season, shopping mall music, radio carol-athons, TV programming, and retail advertising urge Americans to be joyful, to remember wonderful Christmases past, and to make this one the best ever.

Meanwhile, many are out of work, facing home foreclosure, worried about children, jilted by their lovers, or simply depressed.

Optimist that I am, a recent round of one particular carol I heard earlier this week prompted me to pen a rewrite, and here it is, sung to the tune of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"

It’s The Most Difficult Time of the Year

It’s the most difficult time of the year,

With the relatives coming

And all of that drumming

To “Be of good cheer,

It’s the most difficult time of the year.


It’s the crap-crappiest season of all.

With those holiday letters from all of your betters

And trips to the mall,

It’s the crap-crappiest season of all.


There’ll be parties to go to

You want to say NO to

And shoveling out of the snow.

There’ll be ugly discovery

Of folks in recovery

And those who should go.

Today's Fortune Cookie Fortune:
You will jingle only part of the way.


Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 by Registered CommenterMarianne Fons | Comments1 Comment | References5 References

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January 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermalinamartis

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