Single For Christmas

 
I wanted to write a Christmas song for single people. Every Christmas song out there is about couples snuggling by the fire place, building an ordained minister out of snow, or having a sad Christmas if they have to spend 10 minutes away from eachother. Well, what if you just broke up with your cuddle person because that loser was cheating on you, or you just couldn't handle the nagging any longer so you threw the Turkey at him right in front of the family? Well, people who have just broken up deserve a happy Christmas song too.
 
 
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I can't believe someone filmed this and put it on youtube. This is the first performance of the song, literally hours after I wrote it. In fact, I've changed a bunch of lyrics since then - for good reason.
My friend Amy Raasch - regular Wreckette, voice of 'Heidi', and extremely talented singer/songwriter - holds a songwriter's Christmas show every other year where the participants are expected to write a brand new holiday song. We have all month to get it done, but like a college term paper, many of us crammed it in the night before. Watching this video makes me cringe in many parts, but it's truly a scratch track, so it should be included. If you watch it, do me a favor and listen to the studio recording afterwards. I'd rather you walk away with the finished version on your palette.

 
Single For Christmas

Jingle those bells. Deck out the hall.
This year's gonna be the best of them all.
Send out the cards. Light up the tree.
Let's go and throw the best party.
No one can ruin our fun. No Heat Miser gonna come.
No need to bring your Red Rider BB Gun.
The abomitable snow girl is gone.

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Happy Birthday Jesus. Thank you St Nick.
This year I don't have to put up with her shit.

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It was a big surprise when to my wondering eyes
I say mommy kissing some other guy. Ho Ho Ho
At first I was mad, but then I was glad
Cause I could just return her gifts and then go out stag.
I think of all the money I'd have spent.
How she'd drag me around like an orniment.
"but I was a good girl this year.?" No thats false.
Our love was as real as Santa Claus.

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Happy Birthday Jesus. Thank you Chris Kringle.
I'm so happy cause this year I'm single.
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There's plenty of cheer. And better girls right here.
Looks like it's going to be a very happy new year.
Got no excuse. This reindeer's back on the loose.
Come on over here, let's put that mistletoe to use.
I'm free to go dancing with Prancer and Vixen.
Pour me that Frosty concoction you're fixing.
I'm surrounded by visions of sugerplums.
This year I'm gonna have some fun.
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Happy birthday Jesus. Thank you Santa Claus.
I'm celebrating my dating time off.
Happy birthday Jesus Thank you Father Time.
I'm single for Christmas and I'm doing just fine.

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I've learned some valuable lessons.
I'm better off without her presence.
If I were a wise man, I'd have done it long ago.
I think I like you baby, you've made my nose glow.

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Thank you Father Christmas. Happy birthday Christ.
I'm single for Christmas and it's a wonderful life.
Happy Birthyday Jesus. Thank you Easter Bunny.
The next time I see you, I'll have a brand new honey.

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