"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)" as written by and Joey Ramone....
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with

Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with you

Where is Santa at his sleigh?
Tell me why is it always this way?
Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby?
Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas

All the children are tucked in their beds
Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads
Snowball fighting, it's so exciting baby

I love you and you love me
And that's the way it's got to be
I loved you from the start
'Cause Christmas ain't the time for breaking each other's heart

Where is Santa at his sleigh?
Tell me why is it always this way?
Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby?
Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas

All the children are tucked in their beds
Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads
Snowball fighting, it's so exciting baby

Ay yeah yeah yeah

I love you and you love me
And that's the way it's got to be
I knew it from the start
'Cause Christmas ain't the time for breaking each other's heart

Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with you


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"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" as written by Joey Ramone

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    General Commentmy parents fight alot... and then I really mean a lot, and on chrismas and new years eve they always fight, so this year ( or I mean last year, yeah yeah you know what i mean ) when they started fighting i put this song on, very high! first than they realised how much I got hurted when they fought all the time. tjey stopped fighting for gthe moment. that was nice.
    Luckyon January 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNice story :D its nice song too, best christmas song ever.
    Carbonaon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNice story :D its nice song too, best christmas song ever.
    Carbonaon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite christmas song. i love the ramones.
    geekthegirlon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentKinda cool. A good song for Christmas, mostly because it's not cheesy or over-pious.
    Child Of Musicon May 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBest christmas song ever, but it must've been akward for Joey, who was jewish.
    knuxmanon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI am not sure, but I readed some book and there was the thing Dee Dee wrote this for his girlfriend Connie, am I right?
    Katrneyon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim not 100 percent positive, but i think that this has 2 do with a WW1 story one of the ramones were told by a family member or something...there are many rumors, unknown if they are true or not, that state that on Christmas day, all of the trench warfare stopped and the two sides just got along...2 of the biggest rumors were that they sang Christmas carols together and the other is that they had an organized game of football in No Man's Land...its pretty insane to think that this was even possible, but the soldiers didnt hate eachother, they were just defending their country and the opposing side respected that
    pinkpunk1719on June 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpinkpunk1719, you're totally right, that's what it's about.
    razmatazz_O1on November 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe two people above are idiots. This is not based on any war story.

    It's clearly a domestic situation: "All the children are tucked in their beds" and the chorus suggests there is meant to be mutual love between the people arguing:
    "I love you and you love me
    And that's the way it's got to be
    I loved you from the start
    'Cause Christmas ain't the time for breaking each other's heart"

    Looking at the broader context of things, the Ramones rarely wrote about broader world situations (exceptions would be Bonzo goes to Bitburg) but wrote about their own personal situations and environments.
    elwyn5150on December 04, 2012   Link

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