Ken Jones at the United Church has a nice sense of humour and so, too, does his brother Martin who produced this rewrite of the 1944 classic, The Christmas Sing — Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire, by Bob Wells and Mel Torme. This is perfect for all those going south for the holidays…
Suckling pig roasting on an open fire,
Hot sand burns between our toes.
Karaoke tunes being sung by the bar,
And folks dressed up in summer clothes.
Everybody knows, some jerk pork and a strong rum drink, will make the Yule tide season bright.
Tiny tots with their skin hlowing red,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
We know the waiters on there way,
loaded lots of fancy drinks upon a tray.
And everybody’s child is going to spy,
To see if fish really know how to fly.
And so I’m offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two.
Although its been said many times many ways.
Merry Christmas to you.