Fairytale of New Parents


(To the tune of Fairytale of New York, my favourite Christmas song)

It was Christmas Eve (help)
For the parents
The children said to us,
Can we have more chocolate now?
If we do not allow
Then they’ll have a cry
Til we give in to them
And kiss discipline goodbye

We need a lucky night
The kids to go to sleep
We’ve got a feeling
It might not last for long
We’ll quickly wrap the gifts
And fill the stockings up
Hope they stay in bed
How could this go wrong?

They got Lego galore
Princess dresses in gold
But they just like the boxes
In which they were sold

When they first went to bed
On a cold Christmas Eve
We promised them
Presents were waiting for them

They were excited
They were giddy
They got a little bit lippy
When we finished their stories
They called out for more
One started bouncing
The other was singing
They must go to sleep
They can’t dance through the night

Father Christmas in his sleigh
Is travelling on his way
And the bells are ringing
Out for Christmas Day

We’ve got sprouts
We’ve got stuffing
And potatoes for roasting
Lying there on that tray
Dinner’s in disarray

We’ve got pudding
And crackers
Where are the nutcrackers?
Merry Christmas from Mummy
Dinner may not be yummy

Father Christmas in his sleigh
Is travelling on his way
And the bells are ringing
Out for Christmas Day

We could have organised
We shouldn’t be surprised
There’ll be no dreams for us
Won’t get to bed tonight
We underestimated
all we had to do
Do kids need breakfast too??
We built our plans around chocolate

Father Christmas in his sleigh
Is travelling on his way
And the bells are ringing
Out for Christmas Day


  1. Talya says:

    Genius word-smithery – at least that softens the somewhat harsh truth of what Christmas with kids can be like for parents haha! Thanks so much for linking to #coolmumclub hon. x

  2. Suzanne says:

    Ha ha Hilarious! I think I saw something similar on Tim’s – Slouching Towards Thatcham – blog today too! Very clever and yes, I too have that tune now ringing in my ears!

  3. This still happens for us and the kids are 15 and 23! Now they go to bed later and so we have to stay up later to surprise them, they say it doesn’t matter, but it does matter to us! LOL In our house if you don’t believe you don’t receive, I like to keep the magic! LOL

  4. Jenny says:

    I love this and I just had to sing it out loud to my children’s fright they thought mommy had lost the plot. hehe Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. Please note it’s the very last SWM for 2015 and a special edition, year in review so you can link up your favorite four post from this year if you would like and I will return in the New Year ready to read all your amazing blog posts again. Happy Holidays #sharewithme

  5. I don’t know how I missed this!! I just linked a Fairytale of New York rewrite to this week’s Cool Mum Club and saw this featured. Now I feel ridiculous because your’s is superb. Oh well, at least we’ve got the same brilliant taste in music πŸ™‚ And all the best plans are built around chocolate. Happy Christmas to you and Silly Daddy and The Toddler and The Baby xx

    • Silly Mummy says:

      I literally just linked up behind yours on coolmumclub about 2 minutes ago, & I’ll be going over to have a look at it shortly! I’m sure it will be far better than mine – you’re much better than I am at poetry and rhymes! I think Christmas song parodies are always a popular idea (Tim from Slouching Towards Thatcham did one too!), but the great thing is they are still going to be totally unique in how people do it. & you can never have too many versions of Fairytale of New York! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! xx

  6. Charlotte says:

    This is so lovely! I have the song stuck in my head now though :p This year has been a very lego-y year for us too! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again in the New Year xx

  7. Clare says:

    I’m not going to lie, I played the original in the background whilst I read it…AWESOME! I laughed the whole way through! Hope you have a fab Christmas lovely #KCACOLS xx

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