Criminy Cripes, It’s Christmas!

We’re dancin’ to the polkas, under the mistletoe
Wearin’ our babushkas while we’re dashin’ thru the snow
We’re not singin’ Silent Night as we roll out the barrel
In Heaven There Is No Beer is our favorite Christmas Carol

Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
Ho-ho-ho and ain’a hey
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
Jeez-o Pete, my favorite holiday
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
We’re headin’ to the tavern in our sleigh
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
We’re drinkin’ egg nog down in Cudahy

We’re goin’ to a Christmas party down at Serb Hall
When we’re done with our fish fry then we’ll deck the hall
If sauerkraut gives us bad breath we eat some candy canes
Then it’s off to midnight mass down at the bowling lanes

Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
Pa-rum-pum-pum and ain’a hey
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
Don’t cha know, my favorite holiday
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
We’re headin’ to the tavern in our sleigh
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
We’re drinkin’ egg nog down in Cudahy

So now you know how Polacks celebrate yuletide
Everything is merrier down on the south side
So if you see Santa at the bar along with his reindeer
Don’t tell Mrs. Claus they came upon a midnight beer

Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
Fa-la-la-la and ain’a hey
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
Jeez-o Pete, my favorite holiday
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
We’re headin’ to the tavern in our sleigh
Criminy Cripes it’s Christmas
We’re drinkin’ egg nog down in Cudahy
Fa-la-la-la
Pa-rum-pum-pum
Ho-ho-ho and ain’a hey

Music & Lyrics by Joel Kopischke © 2005

Vocals: Joel Kopischke
Drums: Del Bennett
Bass: Chris Kringel
Accordion: Tom Kanack
Backing Vocals: The Cudahy Carolers™ – Paul Helm, Joel Kopischke, Christina Krasovich, and Christine O’Meally (and in spirit Rhonda Rae Busch, Chris Flieller, Jamie Johns, Allison Katula, Raeleen MacMillion, Kathleen Miller, Kristen Pawlowski, and Ken Williams)