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1mypcjen
Dez 8, 2006, 4:42am

Okay, this has nothing to do with anything, but I need some advice on finding some crazy carols for an event I'm hosting on Dec. 20th.

Last year we hosted this and wrote a few of our own crazy carols with a Hollywood or LA theme (since that's where we're at). Basically, our songs use the same music - we just change the words.

I've done some basic Google searches with no real luck. Someone must be doing this besides me. Help?

-Jen

2perodicticus
Dez 8, 2006, 7:10am

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3Morphidae
Dez 8, 2006, 9:49am

Try Googling "filk" with Christmas, Yule or Hanukah. That should get you some good hits.

4marfita
Dez 8, 2006, 6:05pm

Oh, if you're in LA you have to do "I'm spending Hannukah in Santa Monica"! Great suggestions, perodicticus! I have a friend who annually sends me cds of the worst Christmas music ever. I play them while we trim the tree and it drives my husband mad. What a great holiday tradition you have going!
Christine Lavin does some great Christmas songs: The "We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Hannukah/Ramadan/Boxing Day" round (which is very simple), and the "Tacobel Canon."

5sandragon
Editado: Dez 9, 2006, 10:42am

This isn't a Christmas carol, but one of my favorite Christmas songs is "Santa's Toy Sack" done to the tune of the B-52's "Love Shack".

6trollsdotter
Dez 8, 2006, 9:59pm

Also look for Twisted Christmas. They have several CDs out. My favorite of theirs is "The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen."

7mypcjen
Dez 10, 2006, 4:22am

OMG, awesome suggestions! I haven't heard any of these yet - and we're not far from Santa Monica, so the "Hanukkah in Santa Monica" song sounds very appropriate.

When I was out with friends having boba tea the other night, we were trying to brainstorm, and the best we could come up with was to create a song about Tom & Katie's new child - and call the song (wait for it) "Silent Birth."

Ripping on Hollywood is just ripe with possibilities! >:-)

8mypcjen
Dez 19, 2006, 10:08pm

Trollsdotter, I just read the lyrics for "The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen," and I'm totally in stitches. We're DEFINITELY singing that tomorrow night. Thank you so much again! I have to share just so everyone has a laugh....

The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen

Bob Rivers, Bob Rivers’ Twisted Tunes
(To The Tune of God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen)

1. The restroom door said Gentlemen
So I just walked inside
I took two steps and realized
I'd been taken for a ride
I heard high voices turned and found
The place was occupied

By two nuns, three old ladies, and a nurse
What could be worse?
Than two nuns, three old ladies and a nurse.

2. The restroom door said Gentlemen
It must have been a gag
As soon as I walked in there I ran into some old hag
She sprayed me with a can of mace
And snapped me with her bag.

I could tell this just wouldn't be my day
What can I say?
It just wasn't turning out to be my day.

3. The restroom door said Gentlemen
And I would like to find
The crummy little creep who had the nerve to switch the sign
Cause I've got two black eyes
And one high heel up my behind

Now I can't sit with comfort and joy
Boy, oh, boy
No, I'll never sit with comfort and joy.