A Carol for our times…

We three kings of internet are
Bringing your purchased goods from afar
Shopping, spending, browsing, sending
Follow the bookmarked star

O, food and drink are our delight
Treats to eat both day and night
Waitrose leading, trolleys heaving
Waist-bands stretching far too tight

Look on Google now and again
Something fancy, something plain
Special offers, fill their coffers
We fall for those hot bargains

O, food and drink are our delight
Treats to eat both day and night
Waitrose leading, trolleys heaving
Waist-bands stretching far too tight

Techno gifts on offer have I
Tablets, phones and lots of wi-fi
Friendly gadgets, work like magic
Amazing what Ya’hoo can buy

O, food and drink are our delight etc.

Amazon will sell you perfume
Bling and stuff to fill up your room
Drones and fit-bits, get rich quick bits
Retailing at high volume

O, food and drink are our delight etc.

Look at all this merchandise
Hardly can believe our eyes
Ask for something, not just one thing
Alexa then supplies…

O, food and drink are our delight
Treats to eat both day and night
Waitrose leading, trolleys heaving
Waist-bands stretching far too tight

This day a wondrous credit card bill is born !

In a recent Poll:  1 in 5 Brits Don’t Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus’ Birth.
A survey has found that about 20 percent of Britons do not know that Christmas Day is a celebration of Jesus’ birth.
The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five respondents did not know the true meaning of Christmas.
“Almost one in 20 thought Jesus was born over Easter — the holiday which is actually held to mark his death and subsequent resurrection,” reported the London Economic on Wednesday.
“Around one in 10 were unable to name Bethlehem as the town considered to be His place of birth while another 10 percent were unaware He was born in a stable.”
The poll was conducted in conjunction with the release of a documentary titled “The Real Jesus of Nazareth,” featuring actor Robert Powell.

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6 Responses to A Carol for our times…

  1. Andi Pearson says:

    Well done Kim. A delightful carol to celebrate the ‘wonderful’ world of consumerism.

  2. marian philips says:

    Clever Story-Worm! Well done again. Funny, acerbic verses while the postscript illustrates the hypocrisy and phoniness(is that a word?) of the so-called festivities….

  3. Paulette Burgess says:

    Good one….so sad people are so uninformed these days……they would rather follow fake news than read real history and/or real information…..future generations are going to have major issues if they don’t start reading real books, etc. rather than relying on their “phones” for everything…..if we ever have a breakdown of the wi-fi service and internet, wonder what they will do?

    • the burrower says:

      Thank you for the comments, I do feel rather sad that so little of the meaning of hope and renewal that Christmas should represent seems to have got lost; (even accepting it may be a conglomeration of many other winter festivals,the idea is still a good one.)

  4. Judy says:

    Love your version of We Three Kings! May I forward the link to Ian Lamb of Brighton Pub Carols?

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