Philosophers’ Christmas carols

‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, revised for philosophical accuracy, with explanatory links, just for fun.

mistletoe-65Sigmund Freud:
I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night.
But with therapy I think that I
Should recover and become all right.
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angel-65William James:
Angels we have heard while high.
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jingle-bells-65Jean-Jacques Rousseau:
Jingle Bells, Santa smells,
And he’s got bad breath.
Oh, what fun it is to ride
Nude the sleigh of death.

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gent-salute-65St. Augustine:
God damn ye merry gentlemen.
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Suggestions?
More philosophicalish humor?

6 thoughts on “Philosophers’ Christmas carols

  • December 22, 2011 at 9:52 am
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    Dashing through the snow
    In a one-horse open sleigh
    We’ll be unperturbed
    If we lose our way
    [–Epictetus]

  • December 22, 2011 at 9:53 am
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    I had a touchpad calamity. That should have included:
    –Epictetus
    (But I didn’t let it bother me.)

  • December 22, 2011 at 10:19 am
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    We three kings of orient are
    Solipsists who’ve lowered the bar
    On this outing, each is doubting
    Whether he’s singular

  • December 22, 2011 at 10:45 am
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    God rest ye merry, gentlemen
    And if he won’t, then I
    -Mill

    God bless the owner of this store
    And the sales clerks also
    That from their own self-interest
    Sell gifts at prices low
    -Smith

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