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Ok, here's the disclaimer:

This year's song is a parody of a parody (a "paraparody" perhaps?).
It's based on The Flight of the Conchords, a band/tv show on HBO,
and their song, "Business Time" – with a heavy nod to Barry White and his seductive stylings
as sung by a rather clueless, New Zealand "rocker" apparently delusional about his own
lovemaking prowess as well as his woman's level of enthusiasm for it.
Of course, you can imagine that this would be a big favorite of Lila and Amelia's
(even though little girls clearly have no business watching this show or
listening to this music – see last year's song "Inappropriate" for more on that story).

So, this was all their idea, and being modern day parents, we try to accommodate,
although, once we started to work on it, we did get a little nervous.
First of all, a good many of you won't be familiar with The Flight of the Conchords or this song
and may not fully appreciate or understand ours as a result;
perhaps you should check out this video before going any further.
(Parental guidance is recommended, although parental guidance is obviously not our forté.)
Secondly, we were a little concerned that people would get the wrong idea
about our song, so let us be very clear:
this is a joke, not necessarily a good joke, but a joke nevertheless,
and we trust that our friends and family members
are accustomed to our peculiar sense of humor, and most importantly,
are aware that despite occasional lapses in comic judgement,
our feelings about children are pure.

That said, hasn't it ever occurred to you that the whole idea of Santa Claus,
a fat old man who is obsessed with children and sneaks around people's homes in the middle of the night,
is maybe just a little bit creepy?

Consider yourself warned:


It's Christmas Time
(7.6MB, 5:30)

(If you have trouble with the above link or want to download the mp3 to your computer, right click here.)

It's Christmas Time

Boys and Girls, tonight we're gonna spread love
You know how I know?
Cuz its Christmas Eve, and Christmas Eve is the Eve that we spread love.
Halloween is the night that we eat candy,
Easter is the day that we eat candy,
Valentines Day is another day when we eat candy,
But Christmas Eve is the night that we spread love.
Cuz everything's just right. Conditions are perfect.
There's nothing good on TV. Conditions are perfect.
You write me letters and say loving, spiritual things like "I want an XBox 360 and a Video Ipod and..." 
but I know what you're trying to say kiddies,
You're tryin to say "Oh yeah, it's Christmas time, it's Christmas time."

It's Christmas. It's Christmas time.

Next thing you know we're in the bathroom brushing our teeth.
(That's all part of it. Good hygiene is part of being a good girl or boy.)
Then we put out some cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.
(That's what I'm talkin' `bout.)
Then maybe we go online to check on our Webkinz.
(That's not part of it, but it's still very important.)
Then we're ready to go to sleep.
You're wearing that ratty old t-shirt from that little league team ya used to play for
and maybe you read a little from your High School Musical II paperback chapter book.
Little League n' homework – not tonight!

It's Christmas. It's Christmas time.

Speaking of school, Amelia has a groovy little story about a Christmas conversation she recently had on the schoolbus.
Give us a little taste of the Christmas spirit now, Amelia:
OK, so I was riding the bus, and I sat down a little too close to my friend, Katherine,
and she said "Could you scootch over? Sometimes I get a bit claustrophobic."
And I said, "Yeah, me too."
And she said, "Do you even know what claustrophobic means?"
And I said, "Sure I do. It means sometimes you're afraid of Santa Claus."

It's Christmas. It's Christmas time.

Spreadin love... spreadin love for one... spreadin love for one night.
(You know it only takes Santa one night for Christmas, cause I’m so intense...
And one night of Christmas is better then no nights of Christmas)
(You say something like) “Is that it?”
(I know what your trying to say, your trying to say “Ahh ya, Santa, that’s it”)
"We want more!"
(Well, im not surprised, but I have been flyin' around all night, and I am quite sleepy.)

It's Christmas. It's Christmas time.

Lila's been workin' hard and wants to lay down a little something funky for the people
Take it Lila.

Regular shopping hours are over, baby...

It's Christmas. It's Christmas time.

 

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