That Flaming Song!

That’s it!

I have heard enough!

Sitting there drinking my coffee,

Quite happily chatting

Chatting to the missus,

When on it came,

That flaming song,

Came on at least a month early.

It was still the middle of November

For goodness sake,

But blasting out

Over the sound system

Came that flaming song,

As apparently someone is dreaming,

“Dreaming of a White Christmas”.


  • orchidee

    Yes, and did any Christmas catalogues arrive at your place around June, as here?!

    • Goldfinch60

      Oh yes, I hide them from my wife!

      • orchidee

        I'm sure Christmas must have moved to Nov.25th this year. I saw a house with festive lights blazing away - in the daytime too!

      • dusk arising


        The supermarkets are full of christmas goodies. Yep earlier every year. By the time christmas arrives they'll be sold out.

        I'm puzz;ing over how i can make a 4 yr old grandaughters christmas a little happier with a present this year... i have no idea at all. I see her busily playing a game on her mum's mobile phone and think to myself..... wow!

        • Goldfinch60

          Yep we will soon start seeing the preparations for Christmas straight after the New Year.

          I sw an advert in the I newspaper yesterday for a child's build yourself wind-up clock - the company is called add /clock on the end to see the clock - that company may be worth exploring for children's toys.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          WOW UNCLE ANDY : Ella & Summertime ~ Liquid Love ! Don't knock the DEAD ! Granddad Bing (b. 1903) I love him and he influenced all the great Ballad Singers that followed : Sinatra NKC Jim Reeves Tony Bennett Tom Jones etc. What I love about WHITE CHRISTMAS is that Bing had the temerity to WHISTLE in it. Bing didnt rate it : but Irving Berlin said to his Secretary after she had stenographed it for Him "I think weve got a good one here !" Remember ANDY that we Girls have lots & lots to do @ Christmas and buying Pressies etc really does start on 2nd of JANUARY ! Advent love to Both of You : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

          • Goldfinch60

            I am not knocking the singer or the song just the playing of it so early in the year!

          • Michael Edwards

            I've no idea where they get the inspiration to play Christmas music so early - I'm with you - I feel like walking out of the shop and sometimes doi.

            • Goldfinch60

              So do I but I couldn't walk out this time as it was in the Coffee Bar that we go to several times a week and they call me there 'poet in residence' I will give them this poem though.

              • Michael Edwards

                I like that 'Poet in Residence'

              • Santita

                Haha, hey I won't argue Christmas music in November. It's any time prior to November that drives me up a wall. This write held my curiosity; I was wondering what the "flaming" song was. Nicely done!

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thanks Santita, as with my Christmas Shopping Christmas Eve afternoon is quite soon enough.

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