After eight weeks since beginning my two-year journey in writing on Jan 1st this year (2021), I have finally found a poetry contest I am willing to enter… not that I have been searching hard for it. I’ve been relying mostly on my local writers’ federation newsletter to introduce me to writing contests to enter, which I work on like writing assignments in a course, and this was the first one for which I qualified and was interested in. By qualification, I mean from not having self-published poetry in the past. By interest, I mean with a very low entry fee because I have no fucking clue what counts for good poetry these days.
I just happened to have had time to finish this Christmas project now, in February, so I’m posting it rather than waiting till next Christmas and forgetting. I had written parody lyrics for Christmas carols and songs 2009, and thought it’d be fun to get back at it in 2016. However, I seem to be a tad rusty and slow so I only started one and finished it over a month late. Still, I think it was fun and I will be singing this next Christmas, along with the others I had written before and linked to at the end of this post. In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this one that is a parody to The Christmas Song, as beautifully sung by Nat King Cole in the video below. The parody lyrics is below the video. 🙂
I just saw the new trailer for Logan, in what will probably be the last movie about Wolverine with Hugh Jackman. The song used in it was Hurt, originally written and recorded by Nine Inch Nails, but covered by Johnny Cash. I had not heard either one but let’s just say I was immediately and fully captivated. The trailer was interesting, sure, but it was the song that made it what it was for me! PERFECT combination!
I LOVE musical moments like that in my life! If you haven’t heard and/or seen what I’m talking about, the trailer and full Johnny Cash cover of Hurt is below. Enjoy! And if you have, hell, enjoy it again!
p.s. I can’t wait for the movie, either! 😉
Back in 2009, I wrote a half a dozen Christmas parody carols. With limited tools at the time, I could only leave the lyrics and let the viewers do their best to try them. With an iPhone now that allows me to record digitally easily, I figured I’d give one a go.
My other Christmas carol parody lyrics are here:
- Jingle Bells for Tiger Woods
- 12 Days of (Vietnamese) Christmas
- Noisy Night
- Bad Christmas
- I Want a Hypothalamus for Christmas
Maybe in the coming days I’ll record some more for the heck of it. 🙂
Let’s see how many subscribers I’ll lose over these, lol