Helena was gracious enough to sing two of my ridiculous carols, but I thought I would post all of the lyrics that I wrote here for your general amusement/entertainment.
Helena and I had so much fun making these videos that I didn't want to hog all the fun. If you feel so inclined, make a video of yourself singing these Obie-carols and I'll pick my favorites and include them in a future post!
One overall winner will win a personalized tour of Oberlin from yours truly, provided that you visit campus before I graduate and that I'm on campus when you plan to visit.
Bonus prospie points to anyone who is daring enough to record all 12 verses of "The 12 Days of Nondenominational Holiday Celebrations"!
The deadline for submission is 15 January. Think of it as extra procrastination from putting those finishing touches on your application. Or, think of it as a way to celebrate completing your application! Email the link to your video to email@example.com with the subject "Prospie Video Contest."
Have fun! Be creative! Who knows, maybe Helena will record another video during Winter Term...
On the twelfth day of nondenominational holiday celebrations my Obie gave to me: Twelve Slow Train lattes Eleven contra dancers Ten free store mittens Nine Mount Oberlin sledders Eight freezing Californians Seven overworked double-degree students Six gender-neutral persons Five albino squirrels Four strange snow sculptures Three fourth meal mozzarella sticks Two co-op special meals And a womb chair from Mudd library.
I'm dreaming of a warm Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the sun is shining And I'm not whining Because there is no snow.
I'm dreaming of a warm Christmas With every final that I take. May your days be without snow storms And may all your Christmases be warm.
Obie, It's Cold Outside Two friends at the Feve
Obie A: I really can't stay Obie B: But, Obie, it's cold outside Obie A: I've got to go away Obie B: But, Obie, it's cold outside Obie A: This evening has been... Obie B: Been hoping that you'd drop in Obie A: ...so very nice Obie B: I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice Obie A: My roommate will start to worry Obie B: Silly friend, what's your hurry Obie A: My best friend will be pacing the floor Obie B: Listen to the bartenders pour Obie A: So really I'd better scurry Obie B: Silly friend, please don't worry Obie A: Well maybe just a half drink more Obie B: Take your coat off, I'll get one more Obie A: My roommate might think... Obie B: But, Obie, it's bad out there Obie A: Say, what's in this drink? Obie B: No fun to be had out there Obie A: I wish I knew how... Obie B: Let's order some food right now Obie A: ...to break this spell. Obie B: I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell Obie A: I ought to say, I've got to go, friend Obie B: That's not what I'd recommend Obie A: At least I'm gonna say that I tried Obie B: What's the sense of hurting my pride Obie A: I really can't stay Obie B: Obie, don't hold out Both: Ah, but it's cold outside
Obie A: I simply must go Obie B: But, Obie, it's cold outside Obie A: The answer is no Obie B: But, Obie, it's cold outside Obie A: This welcome has been.... Obie B: How lucky that you dropped in Obie A: ...so nice and warm Obie B: Look out the window at that storm! Obie A: My roommate will be suspicious Obie B: Gosh, your tots look delicious Obie A: My best friend will be there at the door Obie B: Don't you just want a few more? Obie A: My friends' minds truly are vicious Obie B: Ooh, your tots are delicious Obie A: Well maybe just a half drink more Obie B: Never such a blizzard before! Obie A: I've got to get home Obie B: Obie, you'd freeze out there Obie A: Say, lend me your coat Obie B: It's up to your knees out there! Obie A: It's really been grand Obie B: Let's listen to the Feve band! Obie A: But don't you see? Obie B: Just stick around, please don't leave me! Obie A: My professor will talk tomorrow Obie B: Think of my life-long sorrow Obie A: At least there will be plenty implied Obie B: If you caught pneumonia and died Obie A: I really can't stay Obie B: Get over that hold out! Both: Ah, but it's cold outside.
Frosty the Squirrel Dedicated to our albino squirrels
Frosty the Squirrel rejects the status quo With two beady eyes and a bushy tail, he's as white as the snow Frosty the Squirrel is shrouded in a myth Though he's white as snow no one knows how he came to be quite like this.
There might have been a chemical accident one day But Bio students disagree, it's genetics they say! Oh, Frosty the Squirrel lives in Tappan Square And when people see him come and go they can't help but stare!
Frosty the Squirrel knew it would get cold one day So he said let's run and have some fun before I go away. Frolicking through Tappan, with an acorn in his hand Running here and there all around the square, saying catch me if you can.
He led them down the streets downtown past Gibson's and Ben Franklin Past a con student who on her back carried a violin! Now Frosty the Squirrel had to hurry on his way Winter had arrived in Oberlin and he had to go away.
Thumpity thump thump thumpity thump thump Look at Frosty go! Thumpity thump thump thumpity thump thump He's so white that he could glow!
"Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ." - Bart Simpson