Christmas Is Cancelled


Words and Music Copyright © ℗ 2020 by Scott Richard Cooley

Christmas is cancelled, and that's alright with me

No indoor gatherings, due to Covid-19

Christmas is cancelled, this year we're free

We'll say hi on Zoom, forget about the tree

Christmas is cancelled

We'll have less stress from driving, we'll relax like never before

We'll skip shopping and wrapping presents

Let Amazon bring 'em to the door

Christmas is cancelled, we're stocked up with food and TP

We told Trump he was fired, that's all the glee I need

Christmas is cancelled

We've celebrated your birthday Jesus, for over two thousand years

We need a second coming in two thousand twenty-one

To stop the dying, the fears and the tears

Maybe Christ is made up, like the news on the Fox channel

Our country's getting' bluer

And that's better than getting dismantled

Christmas is cancelled, and it's going to be okay

We won't lose hope, we'll get a vaccine someday

Till then enjoy a break from all the usual holiday hassles

Christmas is cancelled



I actually submitted this to a christmas/holiday songwriting contest, and I did not win.  It only occurred to me after the fact that the contest and judges were based in Nashville, TN - a red state full of people who probably don't take kindly to a diss of their beloved hero, our president at the time, in the lyrics, so it's no surprise.  This was both my first Christmas song, and my first time getting even somewhat political in my lyrics.  I usually write either simple funny songs or cheesy love songs, and this is one of the rare examples of something a little more serious.  Hope this didn't offend or alienate too many of you, it's somewhat tame compared to the political posts you can read on social media every day.