Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without belting out a few Christmas Carols.  Maybe you like the classics, Good King Wenceslas or Deck the Halls.  Maybe you’re more of a Santa got stuck up the chimney kind of person.  But if you are a Mum I’m sure you will appreciate a Mum’s Christmas carol.

It maybe sexist, but it is my truth, that the majority of Christmas planing and organising and doing, comes down to the female of the house, and as a result we can be a frazzled mess.  So if your to-do list is out of control, you’ve had a weep watching Miracle on 34th Street, and you’ve already used seventy metres of wrapping paper, this one is for you.

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

A Mum's Christmas Carol

A Mum’s Christmas Carol

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.

I do love Christmas really!

Leave me a comment with your favourite Christmas carol, or tell me what is stressing you out this festive period, or how many rolls of wrapping paper you have used so far.

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a mum's Christmas carol. A parody of Away in a manger. a little festive song for you.




Claire Kirby

27 Comments on A Mum’s Christmas Carol

  1. 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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