Freezing in a Winter Wonderland 

to be sung to the melody of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”

I am cold.
Are you listening?
On my nose,
ice is glistening.

Why must we roam?
I wanna go home.
Freezing in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the feeling
in my hands. Face is peeling.
It is my desire
to be by the fire.
I’m freezing in this winter wonderland.

No, I do not want to build a snowman.
Both my feet are numb up to my knees.
I would rather be beneath an afghan,
safe inside from this sub-zero breeze.

Take me home. I’m not playing.
Can’t you hear what I’m saying?
I see my own breath.
I’m freezing to death
walking in this winter wonderland.



Dave Irby is a retired law enforcement officer and a U.S. Air Force veteran, currently living in Halifax, VA.

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7 Responses

  1. Julian D. Woodruff

    What we need is more send-ups
    Like this one. It’s a bend up!
    We’re happy tonight
    With Irby’s delight,
    In (or not) a winter wonderland.
    Thanks and Merry Christmas, Mr. Irby

  2. Sally Cook

    Where’s the fun
    In our Christmas,
    It’s as gone
    As the mist was
    Before the snow came
    A terrible shame
    We can’t laugh together any more!

    Keep them coming !

  3. Gail Root

    Would it be alright to tuck a copy of these lyrics into the sheet music on our piano? Fun for all!

  4. Paul A. Freeman

    Down the pub
    I am going,
    Christmas Eve
    wind is blowing.

    It’s twenty below,
    With a blizzard of snow
    Trudging through a winter wonderland.

    Merry X-mas Mr Irby and all other Wonderlanders!

  5. Jeff Eardley

    I love this very clever parody. Here in England we often sing “House of the Rising Sun” to the tune of, “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” which works remarkably well.

  6. Susan Jarvis Bryant

    David, what fun!! My favorite lines are; “I would rather be beneath an afghan,/safe inside from this sub-zero breeze.” – how beautifully cozy! I am originally from the UK, and Christmas in Texas means balmy breezes and not an icicle in sight… your poem brought back chilling memories. I love it!


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