Redbird's Holiday Lyrics

This year, the Redbird Team signed up for Victoria’s 2nd Annual Figgy Pudding Carolling Competition. The competition takes place at Bastion Square on December 17th, 2011. For the occasion, Carol Vincent, our president, wrote some funny lyrics to a few traditional holiday songs. Come down to Bastion Square and see us sing these live this Saturday! 

And if we don't see you down at the competition, we hope you have a very, very happy and relaxing holiday! Here's Redbird's take on some holiday classics. 

 

The 12 Days of a Redbird Christmas 

On the first day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the second day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the third day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the fourth day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
4 conference calls
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the fifth day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
5-HUNDRED emails!!
4 conference calls
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the sixth day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
6 copy changes --
5-HUNDRED emails!!
4 conference calls
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the seventh day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
7 urgent phone calls
6 copy changes --
5-HUNDRED emails!!
4 conference calls
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the eighth day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
8 design suggestions
7 urgent phone calls
6 copy changes
5-HUNDRED emails!!
4 conference calls
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the ninth day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
9 new directions
8 design suggestions
7 urgent phone calls
6 copy changes
5-HUNDRED emails!!
4 conference calls
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the tenth day of Christmas, my client sent to me – 

10 more revisions
9 new directions
8 design suggestions
7 urgent phone calls
6 copy changes
5-HUNDRED emails!!
4 conference calls
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my client sent to me –
insufficient budget
10 more revisions
9 new directions
8 design suggestions
7 urgent phone calls
6 copy changes
5-HUN-DRED emails!!
4 conference calls
3 french translations
2 conflicting briefings
and a deadline on New Year’s Eve!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my client sent to me – 

final approval!
ship it to the printer!
tell them it’s a panic!
check the printer’s proof and
make the logo bigger!
oops, found a typo!
there, now it’s perfect!
FI-NA-LLY it’s DONE!!!
Rush it to the client –
who is not there –
he’s gone to Hawaii…

AND – A – REDBIRD – IN – A – PEAR – TREE!

 

What Food is This? (to the tune of What Child is This?)

My jeans are tight and my butt just grew
and my muffin top is expanding
I love my love handles, yes I do
but this season is very demanding –

Nuts, chocolates, and lots of wine…
Eggnog, macaroons – mine, all mine!
Chips, cheezies and candy canes,
This season is very demanding.

In January it crashes down,
No cocktail dresses, no party gowns
It’s deprivation from here on in,
My diet is very demanding –

Limp lettuce and lots of water and
Egg white omelettes and celery sticks!
Too many vegetables, nothing sweet, and
My diet is very demanding.

The pain continues, the weeks go by,
I jazzercise till I think I’ll die
But slowly, slowly the pounds come off
And I’m thin! (just in time for December)

Nuts, chocolates, and lots of wine…
Eggnog, macaroons – mine, all mine!
Chips, cheezies and candy canes,
This season is very demanding.

Yes – this – season – is – very – demanding!

 

Hauling in the Ivy (to the tune of The Holly and the Ivy)

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown --
They will be a part of my Christmas wreath,
Nicer than you’ve ever known.

O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer --
Eating every bulb that I ever plant
Every flower far and near.

They’re running in the garden,
And they’re sleeping in the yard,
Leaving little poop balls everywhere,
Cleaning up is very hard.

They’ve eaten all the holly
And all the ivy too;
They have eaten up my Christmas wreath,
Leaving only deer doo doo.

They’re dancing in the garden
and they’re laughing in my ear –
I am thinking Christmas venison
might – be – very – nice – this – year.