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It Sucks Being Single At Christmas

from by Melissa Dinwiddie

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Ironically, this is probably my only dating song written when I wasn't actually single! The sentiments still remain true, however. Being single and looking is hard enough during the rest of the year, but over the holidays? Ugh!


It sucks being single at Christmas,
When everyone else is in pairs.
You dread going home where your dad and your mom
Will lament that you still have no heirs.
(No heirs! And they never tire of telling you that all of their friends have grandchildren by now!)

You're the object of everyone's pity.
They assume that you can't get a date.
You feel like you're cursed! If you're Jewish, it's worse,
'Cause instead of just one night, there's eight—
Happy Chanukkah!
(And in case you didn't know, Chanukkah is not the Jewish equivalent of Christmas.
In fact, it's a very minor holiday on the Jewish calendar,
And the only reason it's made a big deal of in America
Is because of it's proximity to Christmas.
And we Jews get a little touchy about that subject.
And the only reason I'm using it in this song
Is for the comedic value.)

You avoid your company's party,
Or just make an appearance, then leave.
You feel like a freak and there's less than three weeks
To find a date for New Year's Eve!
(The Superbowl of date nights.)

It sucks being single at Christmas.
There's really not much more to say.
But you'd better act fact, 'cause there's one thing that's worse:
Being single on Valentine's Day!
(National Make Single People Feel Bad Day)

It sucks being single at Christmas
With less than two months till Valentine's Day!

copyright ©2009 Melissa Dinwiddie


from My Ukulele (The Naked Sessions), released August 6, 2012
Melissa Dinwiddie - vox, ukulele


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Melissa Dinwiddie

Is this jazz, folk, or comedy? Performer (& “Uke-Diva”) Melissa Dinwiddie is a winning combination of all three. Inspired by the absurdities of modern life, Dinwiddie crafts songs evocative of the Great American Songbook but dealing with 21st Century themes. She has an ear for a witty turn of phrase, and her vocal chops and improvisational comic timing delight audiences of all ages. ... more

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