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Celebrating 10 years of
cheers, jeers, tears & reindeers
with
Robinson Family Xmas 2009!



This time, we have chosen to pay tribute to the late, great Michael Jackson
with a medley of MJ/Jackson 5 would-be Xmas tunes.

All of the music was performed entirely by Lila and Amelia
(with help from Dad editing it all together and adding some vocals):

"The Robinson 4 – Robinson Family Xmas Song"
stream it:

or right-click to download:
"The Robinson 4 – Robinson Family Xmas Song (mp3)"
(7:49 / 11MB)

Lyrics:

Closer to the big day now
It’s snowing, don’t let it stop you now
Keep on when the storm gets rough
Don’t stop til we get enough
Keep on Santa Claus get tough
Don’t stop til we get enough
Keep on, you ain’t no cream puff
Don’t stop til we get enough
Keep on, cause we need more stuff
Don’t stop til we get enough

We told you Santa what we want and it’s clear
Cause in our own opinions we’ve been good all year
So gather up your reindeer and get it in gear
Just Bring It! Just Bring It!

Santa Claus is not my mother
If I believe he’ll bring all that I want
So the dude is not my mom

Because it’s Dad, it’s Dad
It’s really really Dad
You know it’s Dad, it’s Dad
It’s really really Dad
It’s Dad, it’s Dad
It’s really really Dad
Cause the whole world’s just too big for one guy
So I’ll tell you once again… It’s Dad

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our home
Not a creature was stirring, not even Tracy on the phone.*
The children were in sugar comas all snug in their beds,
While visions of Taylor Lautner danced in their heads.
And mamma in her skinny jeans, and I in my briefs,
Prepared for our long winter's haul and gave each other grief.**
Then I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

He’s gonna make it here,
He’s gonna make it tonight
He’s gonna bring some cheer and some presents
Gonna make things bright
That’s why I want you to know…
I’m waitin’ for the man with the reindeer
I’m askin’ him to fly his sleigh
And no letter could have been any clearer
If you want to put a smile upon my face
Just look in your bag and make my day

Some dream of Christmas that is snowy and white
But there’s a blizzard and they’re canceling flights
Uncle AJ and his family are dreamin’ green in Boston tonight
But with crazy cash and Christmas spirit it don’t matter if it’s green or white.***

He’ll be here, he’ll be here
Don’t give up hope and he’ll be here

Way back in 1999
When Lila came on the scene
It all started off as a little bitty joke
At the expense of poor Aileen
Now now we got a new tradition – every Christmas
It’s all about love now – all about love
Sit yourself down and take a seat
All you gotta do is repeat after me

Rob-in-son Family Christmas song
Been goin’ on 10 years strong
Maybe 10 too long
Nothing wrong if you sing along now!
Rob-in-son Family Christmas song
Been goin’ on 10 years strong
Maybe 10 too long
Nothing wrong if you sing along now!

O Come All Ye Faithful was our first big hit
Here Comes Santa was the one that came right after it

Joy to the World and White Christmas
The one where Daddy took the mic to sing
Then Amelia showed up in 2001
For Blue Christmas and We Three Kings
Then we "Got the Christmas Party Started" – "Hey Yo Ho Ho" and "Reindeer Name Games"
And we were pretty "Diddee Kiddies" roastin’ our family
Just like chestnuts on an open flame

Rob-in-son Family Christmas song
Been goin’ on 10 years strong
Maybe 10 too long
Nothing wrong if you sing along now!
Rob-in-son Family Christmas song
Been goin’ on 10 years strong
Maybe 10 too long
Nothing wrong if you sing along now!

Then we got a bit "Inappropriate"
And even more with "It’s Christmas Time"
But in 08 with some classic tunes
We showed what we could do
Shake it shake it baby
123 baby ABC baby
Do re mi baby
That’s how easy love can be

Rob-in-son Family Christmas song
Been goin’ on 10 years strong
Maybe 10 too long
Nothing wrong if you sing along now!
Rob-in-son Family Christmas song
Been goin’ on 10 years strong
Maybe 10 too long
Nothing wrong if you sing along now!

 

 

* Aileen and sister Tracy talk "often" on the phone, discussing the crisis du jour and/or topics of no discernable significance. I (Brad) rate them on a scale of 1 to 30 OMGs. Even the most banal ones get at least 1 OMG.

** Every Xmas morn for the last 10 years +, we pack up the car and head to NJ as Santa likes to bring us presents in multiple locations.

*** Aileen's brother AJ and his family of 6 were undeterred as their flight from Boston to Cleveland was cancelled due to the blizzard. You see, Goldman Sachs had some extra private jets lying around on account of the recession and the hard times currently facing their executives, so AJ was able to secure one, presumably at a reasonable rate.

 


And for your convenience, here are streams of all 10 years of tunes from the RFX-past in one place:

1999-O Come All Ye Faithful
1999-Here Comes Santa Claus
2000-Joy to the World
2000-White Christmas
2001-We 3 Kings
2001-Blue Christmas
2001-A special message from Lila
2002-Silent Night
2002-Get This Xmas Party Started +
2002-Good St. Nick
2003-Feliz Navidad
2003-Hey Yo Ho Ho
2004-Reindeer Name Games
2004-Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
2004-Amelia's Rudolph out-takes
2005-Jingle Bells
2005-When the Snow Comes Down to Pray
2005-Snow, Snow, Snow
2005-The Bonus Beahcer Christmas of All
2005-Diddee Kiddies
2006-Inappropriate
2006-T'was the (Long) Night Before Xmas
2007-It's Christmas Time
2007-All I Want for Christmas
2007-The Lost Reindeer
2008-Manic Recession Medley
2008-Get It Together
2008-Jingle Drums



Check out greetings from Robinson Family Xmases past:

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