My suggestions for Thanksgiving carols

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, and I think I know the reason it’s snuck up on us again. There are no warning songs, like you tend to get for weeks before Christmas. As much as I love the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s difficult to get in the spirit without appropriate musical accompaniment. (I think that’s why I always forget to buy everybody Labor Day presents).

To remedy this sad lack of audio cheer, I’m hereby submitting my ideas for new Thanksgiving carols. I’m suggesting existing holiday melodies, so once the turkey is done, we can easily transition into already familiar tunes for the rest of December.

[To the tune of “Joy to the World”]
Joy to the world
The bird has come
Let us remove his wings
Take out the heart,
Take out the lungs,
But leave the gizzards in
But leave the gizzards in
But leave … but leave the gizzards in
[To the tune of “Silent Night”]
Silent night, holy night
Hours until the first light
Time to hit the malls and stores
Time to start the busting of doors
TVs for $499
Xbox for $299
[To the tune of “Good King Wenceslas”]
Uncle Wenceslas looked down
On the feast from mama
Said she did a bang-up job
Then started on Obama
“He’s really Hitler in disguise, his policies are failin'”
Then the poor man gave us fright, said he’s reading Palin.
[To the tune of “What Child is This?”]
What time is dinner?
I need to know
Should I skip lunch
Or pick up “to go”
I’ll gladly starve
If we’ll eat at 3
By 4 though I’ll be crabby
[To the tune of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”]
I watched stupid TV marathons
Nothing else was on Thanksgiving Day
“Dirty Jobs” will make you sick
“Real Housewives” makes you thick
“Hell’s Kitchen” makes you want to bludgeon Ramsey with a stick
[To the tune of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”]
Lions stinking in the Silverdome
Cowboys rarely scoring ten
Watching football on Thanksgiving Day
It makes you want to leave the den
Go to the kitchen and help the people cleaning plates
Here there’s fellowship to see
While in Dallas they’re imploding again
As Romo blows another third and three
[To the tune of “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer”]
Rudolf the Grey Tofurkey
Had a very shiny glow
Made up of roots and veggies
Making your digestion slow
All of the other families
Eat a real bird of meat
However your hippie grandma
Likes to mix her food with peat
Then one foggy afternoon
Grandpa rose to say
“I refuse to eat this crap
That’s not gravy, that’s tree sap”
All of the other relatives
Jumped and shouted out with glee
“Let’s all run out to Wendy’s
For a burger and large Frostie”
[To the tune of “White Christmas”]
I’m dreaming of a Black Friday
Just like the one they had last year
Where the guy at Wal-Mart
Was torn apart
Because low prices started here
[To the tune of “Home for the Holidays”]
Oh, there’s no place for you in the dining room
Looks like you’ll have to sit back with the kids
Though they yell and they spit and they smell real bad
Now you know your life has really hit the skids
You met a girl from Tennessee
She looks just like your aunt
But you’re 21 and she is only eight
All she talks about is SpongeBob
While you like Gothic bands
They should have left her with a sitter
Man, you really want to hit her

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21 Responses to “My suggestions for Thanksgiving carols”

  1. delicate flower Says:

    since I have yet to buy the turkey, I’m now thinking a Tofurkey might be the way to go. I’ve always had a soft spot for Rudolph!

    Great songs. Thanks and happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Pretty Project Says:

    Haaaa! The song to the tune of “Kissing Santa Clause” is my fav! 😉

  3. WordCrafter Says:

    Those were very funny. I liked the Tofurkey as well. Kinda reminds me of Foxtrot comics where the mom was a health nut and made tofu everything. My overall fave had to be the football related one. I love football, so obviously that’ll be my fave immediately!

  4. Jen Says:

    So, so funny. Hilarious actually! Thanks for making my day!

  5. pharaohman83 Says:

    My only question is, what happened to the “12 Days of Thanksgiving” song? Otherwise, great stuff!

  6. Irene Suwarno Says:

    This is a nice song! Very creative! I wish there is a card that when you open it, it will start singing like those lyrics above!

  7. TVI EXPRESS Wealth Team Says:

    Hi there , that is very interesting place here . S.J.

  8. Lexw Says:

    thanks man I am goingto try to sing one of these tomorrow just after the prayer.

  9. lapazmundial Says:

    Very cute! On the radio this morning they were doing “Best Thanksgiving Parodies” of pop songs.

  10. lifelessons4u Says:

    Great stuff! Very creative. My favs are the songs to the tune of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “What Child Is This.” Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of good food!

  11. fakename2 Says:

    Davis…serious congrats for making the wordpress homepage again! I liked Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer song best…”likes to mix her food with peat”. Which reminds me of…Triskets. During a recent cocktail hour visit to a friend’s house, we had plenty of cheese, but were having serious trouble finding non-Trisket cracker items. Not her fault, the Triskets were gifts from previous visitors. I can’t eat Triskets, she said, they are like…deer food. By which, I hope she means, something that should be eaten by a deer, not that she has ever personally tasted deer food.

  12. SallyK Says:

    LOL funny! My fave – Wenceslas – sounds like my parents home at the holidays. North Coast Muse @

  13. wrjones Says:

    You should get a small group and record this for You Tube – it will go viral!

  14. renin Says:

    This post made my day. (lol) Thanks!
    I hope you won’t mind me sharing the link to my bro who will surely love your carols. Thumbs up.

  15. warlock6 Says:

    oh, these thematic holiday songs are always strange a bit.

  16. westcoastdreamer Says:

    I really like “Chesnuts Roasting Over an Open Fire.” I admire your remixing skills lol.

  17. WiseJamaican Says:

    Very funny and enjoyable to read.

  18. Isabell Says:

    I loved the Tofurkey one and the dreaming of a Black Friday. I went to wal-mart last year. Never Again.

  19. mkwd Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  20. lifeaftereighty Says:

    I don’t have to tell you that you carried this WAY too far. It could have been great, but you didn’t know when to stop.

  21. morethananelectrician Says:

    This is the result of an idle mind… 🙂

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