Earlier this month the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released in the US, a biopic of the rock group Queen’s Freddie Mercury.
Queen had many hits but is probably best remembered for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It was announced this week that the 1975 rock opera was voted the best Queen song by the group’s fans.
In 2003 a group called “Pledge Drive” did a parody of Queen with “Christmas Rhapsody.” Steve Rosenthal (drums) and Tim Walters (spot vocals, recorder, sleigh bells) wrote the lyrics.
No video but you can listen here.
Is this the Yuletide? It's such a mystery Will I be denied Or will there be gifts for me? Come down the stairs Look under the tree and see I'm such a bad boy I get no sympathy 'Cause I've been raising Cain, raising hell Don't behave very well Waiting for the sleigh bells Christmas really matters to me To me Santa, been really bad Been writing on the wall Broke a window with my ball Santa, Christmas coming soon But now I've gone and thrown my toys away Santa, oooh I wanna see the reindeer fly If you're not down my chimney by tomorrow Gonna cry, gonna cry 'Cause Christmas really matters Too late Yuletide has come Hanging stockings by the fire Singing carols with the choir Goodnight everybody, it's time for bed Gotta listen for the reindeer on the roof Santa, oooh I just want a toy Sometimes wish I'd never been bad at all I see a jolly silhouetto of a man Santa Claus, Santa Claus, Will you come down my chimney? Donner and Blitzen, Cupid and Vixen, please! Pull the sleigh-o, pull the sleigh-o Pull the sleigh-o, pull the sleigh-o Santa, please don't give him coal (give him coal...) I'm such a bad boy, nobody loves me He's such a bad boy, from a bad family Big chunks of coal should go under his tree Raising Cain, raising hell, please don't give me coal Kris Kringle! No! Do not give him coal! (Give him coal...) Kris Kringle! Do not give him coal! (Give him coal...) Kris Kringle! Do not give him coal! Do not give him coal! Do not give him coal! Never, never give me coal... No, no, no, no, no, no, no! C'mon Santa, c'mon Santa Santa please don't give me coal St. Nicholas has a lump of anthracite for me For me For meeeeee So you think you can snub me and give me no gifts So you think you can put me on your bad boy list Oh, Santa Can't do this to me, Santa Just gotta be nice Just gotta be nice for next year Christmas really matters Anyone can see Christmas really matters Christmas really matters to me Waiting for the sleigh bells...