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Song Parodies -> "December (Elves Are On Strike)"

Original Song Title:

"Surrender"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Cheap Trick

Parody Song Title:

"December (Elves Are On Strike)"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

This is just a day in the life of a Subordinant Claus.
Santa told us, yes, he'd work us - all night Christmas Eve.
He also told us, "Stay awake - you never know who I'll catch!".
At the water cooler were a few elves popping off.
They told me of a rumor going 'round.

Elves are on strike! - Going on strike!
We haven't been paid in years.
December - December,
We won't make your toys today-aay-aaay!

Father Christmas hired scabs - while we were picketing.
They crossed the border - dressed as elves,
In the back of his limousine.
Now, we got wind that he recruited Munchkin punks from Oz.
They detoured off the Yellow Road - Now they're in Santa's Claws.

Elves are on strike! - Hey, we're on strike!
A Claus action suit is near.
December - December,
We won't give your toys away-ay-aay-aaay.

Whatever happened to Christmas spirit - and to liberty?
Santa runs a sweatshop built on - elfin slavery.
When I called my Senator - to see if he'd emote,
He just mumbled, "Feel your pain - but you're too short to vote."

Union says, "Strike!" - Elves say "Unite!",
We'll tug on the Old Man's beard.
December - December,
St. Nick's gonna rue the day-aay-aaay!

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Claude Prez - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Hilarious. Bonus points for some great puns.
David Chrenko - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Claude. Vacationing in Southern California last week, where there's a supermarket strike going on, gave me the idea to apply the concept to Santa's elves.
Rick D - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Good Funny stuff, Dave. You call visiting SoCal a vacation? I ain't never goin' back.
AussieBullDog - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Bloody funny! Particularly liked the 'too short to vote' line. Fives, mate.
The Great Karlando - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
I liked this. Who woulda thought that the big fat man with the beard was such a slavemaster?? :)
David Chrenko - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Rick - you were made for the Bay area. If I had still lived in the San Fernando Valley into the '90s, I wouldn't want to go back to it either. Man, that used to be a nice place to live.
David Chrenko - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
DOES ANYONE KNOW THE ANSWER?: Tonight we heard a singing group here in Seattle do a very funny "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" parody called, "The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen". Anybody know who's parody it was originally? Was it Bob Rivers?
Spaff.com - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm not too short to vote, dammit. 555.
Billy Florio - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent 5-5-5
Diva - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Good Job David!

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