Friday, 23 December 2011

Horrormoanal Twelve Days of Christmas Humbug

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
Some bobbly long johns from Marks and wynciette pyjamas from Primark wot have faded in the wash and lost a button.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
Some Nectar points for paying the gas bill, a new pack of anusol for the piles and a bic razor for the thorny Kevin Keegan legs.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
Iboprufen for the back that I pulled out whilst removing a shoe and corsodyl to gargle away a furry tongue.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
A bottle of Jolt so I can stay awake for ten minutes past water-shed: long enough for a festive fumble.
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
Six mystery dented tins from Asda, a pile of yellow stickered veg and a tub of on-the-cusp-of-going-fizzy yoghurt, hold the fois gras.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
A fifteen year old Christmas tree from Woolworths and a load of plastic baubles from Asda that are too shit to fit on the tree properly and spend a fortnight falling off and rolling round the back of the radiator.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
A failing metabolism that deposits five tonnes of lard on my inner thighs just from looking at Morrisons’ mince pies and a load of ensuing wind that makes me smell of forgotten sprouts.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
An argument with my mother about how snotty the veg should be on Christmas Day and how the in-laws’ presents for the kids are WAY shitter than hers.  Aren’t they?  AREN’T THEY?  And when I don’t answer because I wish to be diplomatic, I’m a disloyal bastard, naturally.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
Some slightly undercooked meat at my in-laws that gives me the trots, some crap Swedish card games that make my brains pickle themselves in their own despair, monster back ache from sleeping in a bed that hasn’t had a new mattress since 1964 and hayfever from sleeping in a room with carpet that has never ever been replaced, since the time when carpets were first woven out of man nasal hair.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
A pile of Christmas presents that demonstrate clearly that despite my being a tight arse, everyone else has actually spent a lot less on me, three non-matching pillow cases and four hours of competitive old person Scrabble.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
Two bickering children, pretending they’re actually wild cats in the back of the car during a five hour journey back up north, scratching each other, dropping crumbs from bad bendy peanut butter sandwiches that have started to smell of plastic bag and a bladder that can’t decide if it does or doesn’t want a wee.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
A load of shitty repeats on telly, no Uncle Buck with John Candy, yet another New Year’s Eve spent in the company of that dorky tit, Jools Holland n pals, the sense that there’s nothing to look forward to until the cherry blossom is out and the spectre of yet another January spent water-skiing through horizontal rain to work in a basement office where people regularly and mysteriously leave perfect arse-shaped prints on the toilet seat.


  1. Ha ha! Just brilliant Marnie! For all out gooeyness and bigkidness at Christmas, this just about somes it up! I can particularly relate to the two children bickering - alas, am already being subjected to THAT one, and it's not even Xmas eve yet! Despite all of the above, hope you have a fab time and enjoy sinking your teeth into the devil's knackers!

  2. Thanks, Abi. Everyone kids themselves that Christmas is going to be some bucolic scene of family loveliness. But as ever, it ends up some binge-fest of food that is so toxic that you only eat it at Christmas unless you want your liver to hatch an alien. Elderly relatives ALWAYS push your generosity to the limit with their poor kitchen hygiene and Poundland presents and of course, you hurt yourself fatally in the bum hole trying to be polite to people who step on your head in the sales. Happy Christmas!

  3. My favourite verse was about the Asda baubles. Don't expect a sponsored post from them anytime soon. Who gives a? Brilliant. As they say on Nickleodeon "Happy Holidays".

  4. Hilarious, Marnie! Could only find giant-sized bumper bags of the devil's knackers in supermarket today - finely shredding and frying with pancetta has no impact whatsoever on the end result...

  5. I've even tried covering the horrible little bastards in curry sauce but they still taste like Piers Morgan's tag-nuts.