To the tune of Away In A Manger if you want to have a little sing along to get you in the festive spirit!


Oh  Dear Father Christmas

There’s no sleep to be had,

The baby is teething,

And the kids have gone mad

From all the excitement

For this one day a year,

I’m bribing good behavior

With the naughty list fear.

There’s shopping to be done

And the presents to wrap,

But I’ve got a sniffle and

There’s no time to feel crap.

I’m having a nightmare

Finding an Elsa doll,

Please tell me you make them

In that there North Pole.

There’s no elves on my shelves

Because I ran out of time

Making school play costumes,

Oh please bring me some wine.

I still need to find room

For the Christmas tree,

And plan for the children

To come sit on your knee.

The house needs a good clean

There is dirt on my floor,

And we’re having a visit

From my mother-in-law.

So please Father Christmas

I have just one thing to ask,

When you come down my chimney

Wipe your feet on the hearth.



nb – I do love Christmas really!


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26 Comments on A Mum’s Christmas Carol

  1. Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    December 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm (11 months ago)

    Very funny! I love Christmas, especially now my oldest is starting to understand what it’s all about, but it is manic! #coolmumclub

  2. Kyles @ Pickles and Pords
    December 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm (11 months ago)

    This is fabulous. Parents everywhere will be thinking the same thing on Christmas Eve. Yes, yes Santa, thanks for the presents and all that but please don’t make a mess on my floor! Great carol 🙂 #coolmumclub
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  3. Catie : An imperfect mum
    December 10, 2015 at 11:27 am (11 months ago)

    The real Christmas Carol just fabulous darling. I panicked when I saw the title as I have also written an alternative Christmas Carol and scheduled for next week. Luckily not the same one! #coolmumclub
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  4. mummuddlingthrough
    December 10, 2015 at 9:51 am (11 months ago)

    This is fab, it should definitely replace the original LOL! Christmas is just EPIC for us Mums isn’t it! aaargh! x Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub
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  5. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    December 8, 2015 at 1:59 am (11 months ago)

    Haha! I LOVE this. Totally sums up our festive season so far. Loving the new look too. I used to have a hard time loading your page with my dodgy internet. Much faster now.
    Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x
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  6. Kayla
    December 7, 2015 at 7:03 pm (11 months ago)

    This is great. You’re so creative! #fartglitter

  7. Rhyming with wine
    December 7, 2015 at 7:42 am (11 months ago)

    Giggling out loud. Love it! Although I will be carrying an “Away in a Manger” ear worm for the rest of the day. Thanks for that! ;0) #fartglitter x
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  8. annaethain
    December 4, 2014 at 6:30 am (2 years ago)

    This is brilliant 🙂

  9. The Pinterested Parent
    December 3, 2014 at 2:30 am (2 years ago)

    This is great. LOL! I actually just wrote one to for the 12 days of Christmas. I was waiting to post it until we were 12 days away.

    • Lifeloveanddirtydishes
      December 3, 2014 at 5:18 am (2 years ago)

      Cool. Have you got tune tune to 12 days of Christmas stuck in your head since writing it?!

  10. gluestickmum
    December 2, 2014 at 7:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Reblogged this on Gluestick Mum and commented:
    Couldn’t have summed it up better myself. Bloomin’ Christmas.
    (I love it too really. Almost as much as I love lovelifeanddirtydishes’ blog.)

    • Lifeloveanddirtydishes
      December 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks for reblogging 🙂
      The only problem since writing thos is I can’t get the away in a manger tune out of my head! It’s torture!!!!

  11. gluestickmum
    December 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Christmas too, but it’s also such a pain in the arse.

  12. katec1978
    December 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Brilliant – love this! x

    • Lifeloveanddirtydishes
      December 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks. I’m not really a bah humbug person but the Christmas to do list is never ending!


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