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Song Parodies -> "Once in a Yuletide"

Original Song Title:

"Once in a Lifetime"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Talking Heads

Parody Song Title:

"Once in a Yuletide"

Parody Written by:

Porfle Popnecker

The Lyrics


You may find your elf hiding on a workshop shelf
And you may find your elf with the reindeer out in the barn
And you may find your elf behind the stick of a toy whirly-o-gig
And you may find your elf in a Barbie doll house
With a Barbie doll wife
And you may ask your elf, "Elf...what's going on here?"

Watching the year go by/ watching Christmas come again
Watching the year go by/ Christmas what and Christmas when
Into the flying sleigh/ after the toys are made
Once in a Yuletide/ Santa Claus will ride again

And you may ask your elf
What is your problem?
And you may ask your elf
Where is that toy whirly-o-gig?
And you may tell your elf
This is not your Barbie doll house!
And you may tell your elf
This is not your Barbie doll wife!

Watching the year go by/ watching Christmas come around
Watching the year go by/ Christmas lost and Christmas found
Into the flying sleigh/ after the toys are made
Once in a Yuletide/ Santa's coming to your town

Jingle the jingle bells...jingle the jingle bells...
jingle the jingle bells...jingle the jingle bells...
Jingle the jingle bells...jingle the jingle bells...
Jingle the jingle bells...jingle the jingle bells...

Reindeer are soaring, and reindeer are glowing
There are reindeer all across the Arctic circle
Carry the reindeer, marry the reindeer
Behoove the reindeer all across the Arctic circle!

Watching the year go by/ watching Christmas Day commence
Watching the year go by/ Christmas past and future tense
Into the sky we go/ into the swirling flurries
Under the Christmas tree/ there are presents to dispense

Watching the year go by/ watching Christmas Day arrive
Watching the year go by/ Christmas three and four and five
Into the flying sleigh/ giving the toys away
Once in a Yuletide/ Christmas spirit is alive

And you may ask your elf
Did I get every house?
And you may ask your elf
Where did this Christmas go to?
And you may ask your elf
Is this good? Is this fun?
And you may say to your elf
MY GOD!...BLESS EVERY ONE!

Watching the year go by/ watching Christmas passing by
Watching the year go by/ Christmas low and Christmas high
Into the flying sleigh/ riding the snowy currents
Under the Christmas tree/ presents dazzle every eye

Watching the year go by/ one more Christmas stocking hung
Watching the year go by/ Christmas old and Christmas young
Into the sky again/ after the toys are gone
Once in a Yuletide/ one more carol to be sung

Jingle the jingle bells
Jingle the jingle bells
Jingle the jingle bells
Hear what the sound tells
Joy coming into us
Songs coming out of us
Jingle the jingle bells
Jingle the jingle bells
Jingle the jingle bells
Jingle the jingle bells
Jingle the jingle bells
Jingle the jingle bells
After the season's gone
Jingle the jingle bells
Then a new year comes
Here comes the new year

(Watching the year go by) jingle the jingle bells, jingle the jingle bells
(Watching the year go by) jingle the jingle bells, jingle the jingle bells
(Once in a Yuletide) Christmas off and Christmas on
(Watching the year go by) Christmas Day has come and gone
(Watching the year go by) Christmas Day has come and gone

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Old Man Ribber - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Porfle - I DKTOS (which is why I usually don't comment when I am ignorant), but this is festive! You are a regular "Yule Brenner". ;D
Porfle Popnecker - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks! I was feeling festive when I wrote it.
Below Average Dave - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I guess we are getting closer to that time, oy. . .getting a head start I see:)
Porfle Popnecker - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Christmas always sneaks up on me unless I sneak up on it first.
John Barry - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
An early Christmas gift.
Leo Keough - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
It's so refreshing to see someone posting parodies to songs like this...I was thinking of doing one to this OS, but yours was so much more cheerful than what I had in mind...Loved the substitution of 'elf' for 'self' and the way you worked that concept...555!!!
Porfle Popnecker - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
John--glad you liked it! Leo--your comments are much appreciated!
Matthias - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
One of my favorite Talking Heads songs. The only complaint I have is that it's not even Halloween yet!!!
Porfle Popnecker - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm already getting into the Merry Thanksgivoween spirit!
Agrimorfee - November 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Porfle has been a good boy this year and gets a 555 in his stocking (assuming you are a boy, I never bothered to find out).
Porfle Popnecker - November 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Wait, let me check--yep! Thanks!
Christie Marie M - November 19, 2011 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Merry Early Christmas, Porfle! Perfect OS for this one. Wow, a Talking Heads Christmas. 5 presents, 5 silver bells, and 5 kisses under the mistletoe! God Bless Us Everyone!
Porfle Popnecker - November 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, you've put me into the Christmas spirit already!
Rex - November 20, 2011 - Report this comment
(Artistry) And you may ask your elf, is it possible to vote higher than 5-5-5? Fabulous work.
Porfle Popnecker - November 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Much appreciated!
bobpiecheese - November 20, 2011 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I'm used to shops setting up Christmas stuff in November, so the timing of this parody didn't faze me. Great stuff here, Porfle, 555 elves!
Porfle Popnecker - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks! I used to work at Mervyn's, and if I remember correctly we started getting Christmas merchandise in September or October, and it started going out on the floor right after Halloween.
Below Average Dave - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
It is that time of the year. . . anyway, I don't know, its a decent parody Porfle, but this one seemed to lack oomph--nothing to throw it over the top. . .at any rate it was a fun title
Blaydeman - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I agree with Dave on this one. It was fun, but didn't pack enough of that funny punch that it needed to send it over the top.
Stop Making Sence Today - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I liked this parody a lot. Great OS by a great band. Now what you need is a video where a David Byrne wannabe is making chopping motions on his arm and pretends to imbibe a drink. Nog of course! No matter how much older you get you can still feel magic at Christmas time. Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was ...
Porfle Popnecker - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments! Not all totally positive, but at least nobody said "Lame as it ever was, lame as it ever was..."

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