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“I bought a candelabra
made of glass from Petticoat Lane
it cost twice as much as usual
but I did not complain
I walked back to our Coldwater flat
in the pouring rain
but the wrapping got ruined
and the glass looked stained
and the tree I picked up cheap
shed its needles down the drain

Now everybody’s talking about
the kisses and the hugs
and all the little heartstrings
that the festive season tugs
but all I see are lager louts
shoplifters and thugs
so fill mine up cause
Christmas is for mugs

I took a bus to Camden town
began to shop around
I looked for some new sex shop
that I read of in Time Out
I bought a gadget that the man said
would make you scream and shout
but it did not come with batteries
and we could not find the spout
like so many Christmas presents
we threw it out

Now everybody’s talking
about the kisses and the hugs
and all the little heartstrings
that the festive season tugs
but all I see are lager louts
shoplifters and thugs
so fill mine up
cause Christmas is for mugs, yes it is

Now all the crepe and tinsel
is left lying on the floor
and the wreath we hung up weeks ago
is rotting on the door
and I’d like to punch the lights
out of that crooked tree then door
if I saw Saint Nick tonight
there’d be a scene of gore
I’d throw a match into the fire
and make the chimney roar


Now everybody’s talking about
the kisses and the hugs
and all the little heartstrings
that the festive season tugs
but all I see are lager louts
shoplifters and thugs
so fill mine up
cause Christmas is for mugs
so fill mine up
cause Christmas is for mugs
so fill mine up
cause Christmas is for mugs”.

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Graham Parker, Christmas is for mugs – 4:35
Album: Christmas Cracker (1994) (EP)

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