Christmas Songs Just for Writers

All I want for Christmas is a good review 

A good review 

A good review . . .  


It’s a little hard to concentrate on writing when Christmas songs are rolling through our heads. We’re humming and singing along to our favorites and finding it impossible to write . . . or can we change the words in those songs to fit our writerly needs?? 


“Jingle Bells”  

Jingle bells, jingle bells 

Jingle all the way 

Oh, what fun it is to write . . .  


“Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer” 

Rudolph, the one who’s published,  

Had a very shiny hook, 

And if you ever read it, 

You would even buy the book. 


“All I Want for Christmas”  

All I want for Christmas is a good review 

A good review 

A good review . . .  


“White Christmas”  

I’m dreaming of a new contract, 

With every single word I write . . .  


“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”  

Rockin’ around the computer desk with a social media twist . . . 


“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”  

You’re a mean one, Mr. Editor 

You keep sending back my prose. 

You’re picky and you’re stubborn 

Your details make me cry, 

Mr. Editor . . .  


“Up on the Housetop”  

Up on the laptop words do fly 

Out jumps more than meets the eye. 

Off to the agent with lots of prayer . . .  



“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” 

Santa Claus is coming to town. 

He’s looking for books, 

Checking those hints, 

Gonna find out if your story fits . . .  


“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” 

It’s beginning to look a lot like rewrites, 

Everywhere I go . . .  


“Frosty the Snowman” 

Frosty the snowman was a writer of suspense . . .  


“Last Christmas” 

Last Christmas, I gave you my book.  

The very next day you gave it away . . .  


“It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas” 

Have a holly, jolly Christmas 

Not the time for writer’s block 

Deadlines come and deadlines go . . . 


“Let it Snow” 

Oh, the writer guidelines are frightful 

And the deadline is tomorrow . . .  


“Santa Baby" 

Santa baby, just slip a contract under the tree for me 

Been an awful good writer 

Santa baby, I need a six-figure advance tonight . . .  


I didn’t use the traditional Christmas carols. Their words and meaning are much too significant. So let me suggest that when the season angles toward stressful and hectic, may the sweet sounds of “Silent Night,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,” and “Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem” remind you of the reason for the season. 


DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She weaves memorable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn believes every breath of life is someone’s story, so why not capture those moments and create a thrilling adventure?

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards, the Golden Scroll, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and Carol Awards contests.