"Bah, humbug!" No, that's too strong'Cause it is my favorite holidayBut all this year's been a busy blurDon't think I have the energy
To add to my already mad rushJust 'cause it's 'tis the season.The perfect gift for me would beCompletions and connections left from
Last year, ski shop,Encounter, most interesting.Had his number but never the timeMost of '81 passed along those lines.
So deck those halls, trim those treesRaise up cups of Christmas cheer,I just need to catch my breath,Christmas by myself this year.
Calendar picture, frozen landscape,Chilled this room for twenty-four days,Evergreens, sparkling snowGet this winter over with!
Flashback to springtime, saw him again,Would've been good to go for lunch,Couldn't agree when we were both free,We tried, we said we'd keep in touch.
Didn't, of course, 'til summertime,Out to the beach to his boat could I join him?No, this time it was me,Sunburn in the third degree.
Now the calendar's just one pageAnd, of course, I am excitedTonight's the night, but I've set my mindNot to do too much about it.
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!But I think I'll miss this one this year.Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!But I think I'll miss this one this year.Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!But I think I'll miss this one this year.Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year.Hardly dashing through the snowCause I bundled up too tightLast minute have-to-do'sA few cards a few calls'Cause it's r-s-v-pNo thanks, no party lightsIt's Christmas Eve, gonna relaxTurned down all of my invites.
Last fall I had a night to myself,Same guy called, halloween party,Waited all night for him to show,This time his car wouldn't go,
Forget it, it's cold, it's getting late,Trudge on home to celebrateIn a quiet way, unwindDoing Christmas right this time.A&P has provided meWith the world's smallest turkeyAlready in the oven, nice and hotOh damn! Guess what I forgot?
So on with the boots, back out in the snowTo the only all-night grocery,When what to my wondering eyes should appearIn the line is that guy I've been chasing all year!
"I'm spending this one alone," he said."Need a break; this year's been crazy."I said, "Me too, but why are you?You mean you forgot cranberries too?"
Then suddenly we laughed and laughedCaught on to what was happeningThat Christmas magic's brought this taleTo a very happy ending! "
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!Couldn't miss this one this year!Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!Couldn't miss this one this year!