Songs from A  WISH TO SAVE CHRISTMAS

Needle's Boast
00:00 / 00:58

Of all the elves in the whole North Pole

there's only one like me

They call me Santa's eyes and ears

As everyone can see

Boys and girls from around the world,

Old Needle knows them all

Both good and bad I keep my tabs,

Spring, summer, winter, fall

 

It isn't easy being me,

Far from it if I'm honest

It takes a special kind of elf,

To carry out this promise

Though many want to take my place,

As Santa's right-hand elf

He chose just me, just Needle-nose,

The rest stay on the shelf

 

The more you learn about me,

The more you'll come to see,

That Santa couldn't do his job,

I'm sure he would agree

Without his head-elf Needle-nose,

To help and guide the way

This world would be a sadder place,

No toys, no joys, no sleigh

 

So when you think of Christmas

And the big old guy in red

Remember me, his eyes and ears

The master of the sled

Winterstine's Warning
00:00 / 01:25

I'm Winter Stine, now hear me roar!

Santa's not calling the shots any more

His time is up, it's plain to see—

That everyone must bow to me

 

In my world there's no place for elves

So you'd all better watch yourselves

If you stand in my way, it won't be nice

My staff can turn you all into ice

 

The snowmen all agree with me

And wolves and snow-hawks too, you'll see

Now listen while I give advice

I am not going to say it twice

Just stay right here all safe and sound

For if I see your face around

The next time I won't be so nice

I'll turn this workshop into ice

 

Crawl under the table, go hide in the toys

Forget about those girls and boys

The North Pole now belongs to me

It's time those brats learned nothing's free

 

Pile those stockings high with coal

There'll be no trips through Santa's holes

When I get through they'll all be froze

Be sure to tell old Needle-nose

 

Now it's off to capture Father Frost

I'll have my way at any cost

Try and stop me, I don't care

And if his silly daughter's there

It makes no difference, this I know

There is no hope for the Maiden of Snow

 

I bid you all a fond farewell

I've got an evil story to tell

And as I say to you good-bye

Just sit right down and have a good cry

Winterstine Warns the Snow Maiden
00:00 / 00:58

Go ahead, ignore me

Soon you shall implore me

When you see what I've got up my sleeve

 

The woman of the hour

Blessed with so much power

That the whole wide world is going to grieve

 

Father Frost and Fairy Spring

I know that they mean everything

To you Snow Maiden, so hear me well

 

Do what I say or you'll pay the price

And you know that I'm not very nice

From all the tales folks love to tell

 

Listen up, now here's the deal

Unless you'd let your parents feel

The awesome wrath of Winter Stine

 

You cannot win, I will not lose

The time has come for you to choose

And the snowflake diamond will be mine

 

So cover your ears and close your eyes

It doesn't matter, I shall rise

It comes to me as no surprise

That I'm the one you most despise

All poems © Len Senecal
2021, 2022

Elf's Lament
00:00 / 01:09

Santa's gone, been taken away

And there's nobody left to come save the day

It looks like Christmas is really through

And there's not a thing that we can do

 

Our lives were gay, our lives were fine

Until that evil Winter Stine

Caused Santa Claus to take a fall

And left us weeping, one and all

 

He's frozen now in a block of ice

It's safe to say that won't suffice

And when the children all find out

They're going to cry, they're going to shout

 

Yes, some of them will stay in line

And live a life that's sweet and kind

But other kids will be so sad

We worry that they might turn bad

 

If only there were someone who

Was brave and bold with a heart that's true

But there's no one that we can see

To come and set poor Santa free

 

And if our dire prediction's true

What will become of me and you?

Yes Winter Stine has fueled our fears

That's why we sit, eyes full of tears

Illogical
00:00 / 01:11

Totally illogical, that's what it is,

To put our faith in such a little kid

Something inside our minds has sprung

To place such a burden on one so young,

 

Are we out of our minds or clutching at straws

In our quest to help save Santa Claus?

We must move now, we cannot wait,

But have we really become so desperate?

 

To call upon a boy or girl,

To face what Stine will soon unfurl

 

Totally illogical that's what it is,

In fact it's downright simply awful,

To think that one so young and green

Could ever take on one so mean

 

Winter Stine I have no doubt

Will chew them up and spit them out

Someone so young and sweet and kind

We simply must have lost our mind

 

For courage like this there is no measure,

So such a child would be a treasure

 

The faerie made her seem the prodigal,

But like I said, it's totally illogical

Illogical, illogical, it's totally illogical

Absolutely, positively, undeniably, totally...

ILLOGICAL!

Flash's Reply
00:00 / 00:52

When it comes down to trust, you know that you must,

Accept things you can't touch or see

Forget all the noise, and make the right choice,

There is no other way it can be

 

There's no good reason for all of your doubts,

No good reason for all of your fears

It's a lonely life when you go it alone,

Filled with agony, heartbreak and tears

 

Remove preconceptions, do away with your doubts

That's the only way you will succeed

Trust is the answer, the key to your heart,

Trust will give you the strength that you need

 

It's simple, it's easy and it won't hurt a bit,

Just send your misgivings away

Do all of these things and then you will find,

A happier, brighter day

 

Don't be filled with suspicion, just block out the noise

And stop turning this into a chore

Concentrate, concentrate then show some faith,

So what are you waiting for?

Polar Wolves
00:00 / 00:30

Thought you were clever,

Thought you were smart,

Thought you might just get away

But Winter Stine knows everything

So now you'll have to pay

 

Never ate an elf before,

Never ate a reindeer,

Never ate a sweet little girl,

But now that we have got the chance,

What say we give it a whirl?

 

Elf and reindeer, little girl too,

Put them together, they'll make a nice stew

Tastiest things that we ever saw,

No need to cook, we'll just eat 'em raw

Needle song 1
00:00 / 00:21

When you put your mind to it,

you'll know that you can do it

Trust me, I've been around

Deep inside you're just the right fit,

a girl with a heart that will never ever quit

Nothing can bring you down

It doesn't seem right but it's true

You'd be surprised what a little girl can do

needle2ndsong
00:00 / 00:50

It's not about strength

Or about being smart,

That will carry the day, so will you do your part?

Though you'll need to be strong,

And you'll need to be bright,

what you'll need most of all is to do what is right

 

You ask how much could a little girl do?

Maybe make up her bed, or add two plus two

But look into yourself and always be true

You'd be surprised what a little girl can do

 

It will not be easy,

and it will not be fun,

You might find yourself all alone, on the run

So follow your heart

when the going gets rough

We know you are able

We know you are tough

 

You ask how much could a little girl do?

More than write her own name,

or tie her own shoe,

Look into yourself and always be true

You'd be surprised what a little girl can do

 

Just look into yourself and always be true

And you'll learn what a little girl can do

moangroan
00:00 / 00:36

Moan, groan, woe is me,

Santa's been taken away

That jolly old man with the big bag of toys

Has been locked up along with his sleigh

 

Moan, groan, woe is me

What are we to do?

Without his smile and his generous style

Our toymaking days are through

 

Moan groan, woe is me,

There's not much more to say

Winter Stine is the winner now

Won't someone please come save the day?

winterstine
00:00 / 00:56

Rev those engines, bring on the snow

Now fill that passageway

Soon the whole wide world will know

There'll be no Christmas day

 

Cover up those passageways

Block up all the Isthmus

I'm Winter Stine, now hear me say

There'll be no toys this Christmas

 

Santa's gone, I've frozen him

His sleigh and reindeer too,

I'm tired of him and his silly whim

Now there's nothing he can do

 

I just can't wait for Christmas day

As the children dart from bed

I know just what they'll do and say

When there is no man in red

 

Their tears will be my holiday

Their cries will make me smile

And everyone alive will say

Oh Stine, you are so vile!

Snow-Hawks
00:00 / 00:23

You can run, you can slide,

You can try, you can cry.

But you just can't hide,

Or escape on the sly.

Time and numbers are on our side.

So this is the end of your wild ride.

 

There is no way out,

And you won't get away.

You can scream, even shout,

but you're with us to stay.

There's no one here to save the day!

Winter Stine will have her way

snowmaiden
00:00 / 00:31

Wake up father, sleep no more

Winter Stine is gone

She has left, of that we're sure

Yes Winter Stine is gone

 

Warming sun will free your heart

Free your heart to roam

Go back now and play your part

Back to your happy home

 

Take your paint brush with you now,

When Jack Frost dances 'round

Make it sparkle, you know how

Countryside and town