Songs for the seasonally challenged III…

To the tune of God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen:

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God rest ye merry gentlemen…

There’ll be no rest for me!

I’ve got to cook and clean and wrap

And then put up the tree…

For Christmas cheer won’t make itself

That I can guarantee…

Oh, oh, we’ll bake the ‘comfort and joy’,

Wrap up a toy,

And that ruddy Christmas song will soon annoy…


“A woman’s work is never done”

And Christmas time is worst!

You never get a chance to breathe

For putting others first;

You cook and roast and decorate…

They eat until they burst!

Oh, all diets one Christmas will destroy,

Can you enjoy

Knowing e-e-lastic waistbands are a ploy..?


God rest ye merry gentlemen…

You ate the ruddy lot!

You stripped the turkey, ate the cheese,

And cleaned out every pot!

You drank the wine and fell asleep

After that second ‘shot’…

Oh, oh, tidying up is not a joy

Never a joy…

And sometimes I wish that I had been a boy.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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58 Responses to Songs for the seasonally challenged III…

  1. Ritu says:

    Another great one!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Fantastic, and so darn true , we do it year, we either love it or we are mad💜💜

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  3. grabaspine says:

    Nice take on a classic. When I taught Sunday school, I did a couple of these for Christmas carols. Wish i could remember them


  4. Very good, Sue. Boy, do I know this feeling.

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  5. Love it Sue, especailly the falling asleep after stuffing oneself leaving youto get on with it..

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  6. Darlene says:

    Excellent and one we can all relate too. xo


  7. Jennie says:

    I love this!!


  8. I have to say that these are pretty funny and clever, Sue, but I feel bad about singing songs about your misery. I hope you’re feeling better. Put those boys to work too! 🙂

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  9. LOVE IT! 🙂 Must share… xo

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  10. noelleg44 says:

    clever, clever! And it’s true – Christmas is just a lot of work for women!

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  11. Eliza Waters says:

    Hehe, I think we should start new traditions, like letting the guys do the tidying up for starters? 😉


  12. jenanita01 says:

    For the first time in a very long while, I will not be cooking Christmas dinner this year. As ‘oldies’ we have been invited to share our grand daughter’s table this year. My emotions are swinging from relief to indignation and back again. This Christmas day is going to be completely out of my control and not entirely sure what I think about that…
    As long as I don’t get saddled with the washing up!

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  13. Thanks for sharing , that is so cool and so true.


  14. pvcann says:

    Great wit and humour


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  16. Kiki says:

    🙂 – sang along just fine – sounds GOOD!
    found on Marilyn’s blog – thank you.


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