I'm Not Ready For Christmas

by Alicia Witt



original version! naughty lyrics intact


another summer's gone
don’t know where it went
i can’t believe
it’s that time of year again

winter's closing in
some kinda messed up time
the calendar begins its race to
December 25

i’m not ready for Christmas
don’t need a gift list
don’t give a shit how many shopping days are
left this holiday season
give me one reason
i should believe it’s ever gonna change and
why should i be merry
when every January
i come back so very
broken hearted
i’m not ready for Christmas
i think i’ll skip this one and
santa i will see you next year

got my blue jeans on
no need for red and green
go rock your light up hat
i’m not tryna make a scene

it just occurs to me
the Grinch was not so mean
he had a point or two
i think he’dve liked me

i’m not ready for Christmas
not gonna listen
don’t even ask me cuz i’m telling you i’m
not unpacking my tinsel
putting up mistle-
toe this year i’m gonna kiss it goodbye
and i don’t wanna tree or
any company it’s
never how i dream it
white or otherwise
i’m not ready for Christmas
won’t even miss this yule tide
peace on earth
i’ll see you next time

i’m done with wrapping boxes
buying things that no one wanted
trying on my own to save the day

while dad plays cards and bro reads verses
mom’s in tears between the curses
i need a fucking holiday

i’m not ready for Christmas
don’t need a gift list
give me your stockings and i’ll stuff em for ya
i’m not ready for sleigh bells
2 months of carols
playing from galway bay to California
and i’m not makin nog
or dressin up the dogs
you can keep your yule log
i’m still burned out
i’m not ready for Christmas
i think i’ll sit this out
and maybe i will see you next year


released November 10, 2013
music and lyrics: Alicia Witt
producer: Michael Bradford
mixer: Joe Costa
lead vocals/piano/B3 organ: Alicia Witt
bass/guitar: Michael Bradford
drums/percussion: Rayford Griffin
glockenspiel/bells/additional vox: Ben Folds
additional production: Ben Folds



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Alicia Witt Los Angeles, California

Alicia recently received rave reviews for her role as Paula in AMC’s The Walking Dead, and appeared on ABC's Nashville. Currently on Showtime's Twin Peaks, reuniting with David Lynch for the 4th time.

A classically trained pianist, Alicia recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut. Her first full-length studio album, Revisionary History, has been compared to Elton John, Fiona Apple & Carole King.
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