After this November’s election results, it might seem a bit greedy to expect anything else from Santa but he is a generous ol’ soul. With that in mind, the thought arose that it might grease the wheels with Santa if a parody song was offered as a gift to our wonderful PlanetPOV members and readers.
So, with all apologies to Nat King Cole, here is an update of The Christmas Song.
(NOT) THE CHRISTMAS SONG – 2012
Wingnuts roasting on a Boehner fire
Tax cuts slipping in the polls.
Old time peril being sung by a choir
And Kochs dressed up like corporate ‘ho’s.
Everybody knows a turkey ran ‘gainst Pres’dent O
Helped to sink the Repub Right
Tiny minds with foil hats all aglow
Have found it hard to sleep with spite.
They know Obama’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toil and good deeds on his plate
And every Murdoch rag’s gonna spy
To see if most folks really know how they lie.
And so we wish the best of holidays
To those around The Planet too
Although it’s been blogged many times
Many ways, Merry Christmas to you!
Kalima, KQuark, Bito and I send our sincere and heartfelt wishes for the happiest of holidays and a wonderful New Year to all of our Planeteers who make this site Christmas for us every day of the year!
A little post-Christmas present from SantaLib:
The GOPs of Christmas Past:
Jacob Boehner Marley, Newt GinGrinch and the richest man in Bedford Falls, the twisted and warped old man, Mr. Mitt Potter.
Happy Holidays to all!
I’m sure there are PlanetPOV people who remember Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.
I always thought this version, in its own way, was one of the most poignant. Thanks for the memory!
How cool, LFer, thanks so much for this delightful, nostalgic show. Mr. Magoo was a favorite when I was a kid.
Before it gets too late, (it’s already Boxing Day here) wanted to add my thanks to all our members for making The Planet what it is today. AdLib, KQ and I had many dreams when we started this site, but they were nothing compared to the wonderful membership who have stayed with us and continue to contribute endless treasures for us to share on good days and bad days, through doubts and fears, and through thick and thin no matter what life throws our way. I add my thanks to both members and readers, hoping you will be with us to see, discuss and explore what the New Year brings. A special thank you to my fellow Admins, AdLib, KQ, and bito, for making it such a delight to keep our Planet spinning together every day. 😀
Happy Holidays to one and all. Peace, hope, joy and love from across the miles.
Lovely song with very catchy lyrics. 😆
Hey Kalima, so glad you enjoyed it!
As you did in TOOT, you speak for me in the gratitude we feel when it comes to our Planeteers.
It was such an eventful year to share with our fellow Planeteers and there’s so much more to come in the year ahead…
You are right again, AdLib, Kalima once more fills my sentiments for my fellow Admins and Members. Give that girl a job, she can be our Press Secretary, keep her away from the White House, she’s too good for them!
😆 But…but… but I have a job bito, I’m the only girl in Admin, and keeping you boys in line is a full time job that I would never exchange. They’ll have to do without me at the WH, I’m not ready for all that grey hair yet. 😉
If the Members only knew how much you do keep us in line and on our toes with your clairvoyance amongst the many other tasks you do. And that’s the truth, members!
Thank You, Kalima.
No, thank you bito.
Psst, I hope that you didn’t let on about the black cat perched
on my shoulder, the wart on my nose and my automated broomstick? Some things just have to stay untold. 😉 (Cue witch’s cackle here)
And there’s no wart on that beautiful face either!
LOL! Well done Ad. Somehow I don’t think ole Nat would mind so much, considering the times.
Merry Christmas and a big Ho Ho Ho to all Planeteers.
Thanks Killgore! Your assurance is very kind, my friend.
Ho-ho-ho back at ya, hope you’re had a great Christmas!
Okay, now I will have that song stuck in my head all day. But, I’ll take it because it will remind me of all of you! Thank you for all the work you do on the site so all of us can say what is on our minds, keep in touch, and let us all know we are not alone in a crazy world at times!
Sally, thanks so much for the wonderful thoughts! And thanks for forgiving me for sticking that song in your head (it is one of my top 5 Xmas songs).
Your kind words, being part of this community and your participation here (need I mention the new breakout hit series here, Sunday Funnies?) makes all the work we do so worthwhile.
Thanks for everything Sally, wishing you the very happiest holidays!
AdLib, Kalima, KQuark, and bito – and Khirad, Sally, and Sue with their wonderful features – you all have given us a wonderful place to come to think, reflect, speak, and, best of all, often laugh as I am doing at this rewrite of the classic song!
Happiest of holidays to you all wherever you are. Life on the Planet is better because of all of you and what you give to all of us. Thank you!
Thank You C’Lady and thanks for all your knowledge on and from the socially progressive front! The Planet is a great place to gather and share thoughts and most importantly the opinions of all our members! It is a true treasure.
You know I love you, CL, but if you forgot, I DO! Happy Holidays to you and Happy Days ahead!
Thank you so much for all the love and kindness, Choicelady. You’ve brought enlightenment and inspiration to the community here through your deeds and example and you’ve empowered people at The Planet to make a difference.
So pleased and grateful to have you here!