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At this time of year when stores are putting up Christmas decorations, snow is (still not) falling, and people everywhere begin to get into the Christmas bustle, uni students are getting busy with their own bustle.


We call it exams.

In the spirit of exam time then, here are several modified Christmas Carols to sing this season.


Sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne

Should auld lectures be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

I tell you not, for you’ll need them

In good old exam time.

Sung to the tune of Christmastime is Here

Exam time is here

Worried looks, and fear

Worry for all that students call,

That stressful time of year


Fingers in their hair,

Textbooks everywhere,

Winter coats, and September’s notes,

And study sessions to share

Sung to the tune of Silent Night

Silent night, Study night,

All is calm, all is right

Learn your lessons, science and math,

Mem’rize facts from psych, soc(iology) and past (history),

Study time on campus,

Study time on campus.

Sung to the tune of Frosty the Snowman

Write the exams

With your life an empty hole,

With a frazzled look and a textbook

And two eyes without a soul


Write the exams

“It’ll be done soon they say”

It’s just two weeks, they ain’t too bleak

It’s just the uni way


There must have been some lessons in

Those new textbooks we bought,

If only we’d had time to read,

Our grades would be less shot


So write the exams

And then hurry on your way,

But they’ll grin goodbye, saying “Don’t you cry,

“I’ll be back again in May”

Sung to the tune of Holly Jolly Christmas

Have some weepy freaky finals,

They’re the worst time of the year

I don’t know if you will pass,

So have a cup of fear

Have some weepy freaky finals,

And when you’re in your study place

Grab a desk stake your claim

‘Cause there’s never enough space


Oh ho

The prof is here

Proctoring exams

One paper waits for you,

And one waits there for me!

Have some weepy freaky finals,

And in case you still don’t fear

Don’t be cheeky, have some weepy freaky

Finals this year!


And, finally, here is a song to sing once everything is finally done…


Sung to the tune of Joy to the World

Joy to the world! Exams are done!

Let students receive their marks!

Let every note, be packed into bags,

For now we are all done,

For now we are all done

For now, for now, we are all done!





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