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Jamaican Christmas Greeting

(Christmas Greeting is to the tune of Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, etc…)

Breadfruits roastin on an open fire
Mongrels nipping at your toes
Dancehall songs being sung by a choir
An we dress up in we bashment clothes

Everybody knows

When gungo cook an sorrel flow
Yu dun know seh de season brite
Gal an bwoy wid dem starlight a glow
Dem naw go waan fe sleep tonite

Dem know seh joyride deh pon di way
Wit music rockin, rockin tru de day
An all de chicken dem a try fi spy
Fi see is which one a dem is gwine fry

An so, we want to big up everywan
All kidz from one to ninety-two
Aldoah money dun
Have a hole heap a fun
Irie Chrismus, Irie Chrismus … to yuuuu!!

About the author

Joelle "Wendy" Wright

Joelle "Wendy" Cohen Wright is an author of character-driven Jamaican sketch comedy. She developed her love for sketch comedy after enrolling in a speech drama club in a Kingston primary school, where she won countless awards for her theatre performances.

Joelle is fast becoming one of the Caribbean's well-loved comedy writers. With her irrepressible sense of humor and a flair for dramatics, Joelle's writing style has the right comedic timing that is sure to induce laughter through her storytelling abilities in Jamaican patois. Ever the natural comedienne, she adds a fiery jolt of pure comic bliss to her series of characters and hilarious interpretations of Jamaican every day life.

Her first collection of sketches, "A Soh Wi Do It!" was published in 2010 and made rave reviews from readers across the world. The author dedicated the following years to penning the hilarious come backs entitled, "A Soh It Goh!" and "A Soh Dem Gwaan." Joelle holds a post graduate degree from the University of Maryland, University College, MD.