John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Lonely Christmas Eve

First, a special bonus comic strip for Christmas Eve:

Peanuts

And now, today's poem:

Lonely Christmas Eve

I'm not so bad;
I just hate to see a good time had
By everyone but me.

On this lonely Christmas Eve,
I hear them up and down
and up and down the street.

They're making noise, noise, noise, noise
How I hate their happy noise!
There's only one thing I hate more,
come to think of it,
And that's the people who keep making it.

Feast, feast, feast, feast!
They'll have more than anyone could ever eat.
Me, I'm stuck here with my Cream of Wheat.
There's no one here to feast with me
On this lonely Christmas Eve.

Don't they know I'm up here all alone,
In my cave up in the hills?
How I wish that this would go away,
This dreadful holiday
that they call Christmas day.

When they're done with all their Christmas noise,
And they've had their Christmas feast,
Just when I think that I might finally get a moments peace,
They start to sing!

Sing, sing, sing!
Now I'll never get no sleep.
I'm screaming out the window
But it don't do no good;
They sing and sing and sing
all through the neighborhood.

Sing, sing, sing, sing;
They take their little break,
And then they do it all again.
It's a lonely Christmas Eve!

Ben Folds (1966-)

I was originally planning to feature "A Visit From St. Nicholas" today, but I decided that would be trite. So instead I dug up this relatively obscure Ben Folds song, which appears on the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. On paper, it has a melancholy tone that is completely absent in the recorded version.

And while we're on the subject of revisionist takes on How the Grinch Stole Christmas, take a listen to this recent commentary from NPR's All Things Considered, in which John Moe reveals the true ending to that holiday classic.

Tags: advent: 2003, poet's corner
Subscribe

  • My tweets

    Thu, 19:24: More months should be Curt Swan Month https://t.co/S61sl0Wid6 Thu, 19:26: He finally snapped after being asked about SHAZAAM…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 20:46: Look, people, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was already more than a year and a half old on this date 42 years ago. Tue,…

  • My tweets

    Mon, 13:30: Thread. Despite my lack of interest in the MCU, I have strong feelings about this. I'm sure the movie will be perfectly cromulent,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments