The Day After the Day After Christmas


words and music by Michael J. Parker and Rick Paul

On December 26th, Dad walked up and down the street
He always had his pick of the best Christmas tree
Mom woke up and winked and drove that Chrysler to the store
My sis and I’d pretend we didn’t know what for

See, Mom and Dad believed that good things come to those who wait
So we didn’t mind when Santa’s sleigh arrived a little late

On the day after the day after Christmas
We’d thank God for the blessings in our lives
Only half the lights would blink
On our second hand tree
But we got all the presents on our list
On the day after the day after Christmas

We had everything we needed, so we didn’t ask for much
It was always wrapped and waiting, though the times were tough
It was a family tradition my friends just didn’t get
But they all oohed and aahed that year I got that big train set

Mom found it at the toy store’s after-Christmas blowout sale
Dad set it up and plugged it in and we all rode the rail

On the day after the day after Christmas
We’d thank God for the blessings in our lives
Only half the lights would blink
On our second hand tree
But we got all the presents on our list
On the day after the day after Christmas

See, Mom and Dad believed that good things come to those who wait
So we didn’t mind when Santa’s sleigh arrived a little late

On the day after the day after Christmas
We’d thank God for the blessings in our lives
Only half the lights would blink
On our second hand tree
But we got all the presents on our list
On the day after the day after Christmas
On the day after the day after Christmas