Full Lyrics: Three Lions Christmas edition

By Arid Khaled November 22, 2022
David Baddiel and Frank Skinner teamed up with Lightning Seeds to rerelease Three Lions 

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner know how to enjoy two celebrations simultaneously.

The duo teamed up with Lightning Seeds to bring a rendition of Three Lions (Football's Coming Home) – curated with a twist of Christmas to mark the beginning of this month’s European Championships.

Check out the lyrics below.

“(Commentary) Isn’t it character, and heart and motivation as well?

(Lionesses clip from press conference)

It’s coming home

It’s coming

Football’s coming home

It’s coming home,

It’s coming home,

It’s coming,

Football’s coming home.

It’s coming home,

It’s coming home,

It’s coming,

Football’s coming home (x4)

(Frank)

Loving that Lionesses win,

But thoughts of last year’s final kick in

And Moscow and Turin.

(Frank and David)

The blokes seem cursed whatever they try

And I think I know why, they’re just jinxed in July

(Frank)

But in December…

(All)

Three Lions on a sleigh with she-lion inspiration

Santa says let’s play

The Christmas tree formation

(David)

When they decided on Qatar

They should have checked VAR

It’s too hot and too far

(David and Frank)

So we’ll be snowflakes watching it here

This is our time of year

We’ll be having a beer

(Frank)

Actually I won’t because I’ve got alcohol issues…

(All)

Three Lions on a sleigh

Yule Rimet still gleaming

A football Christmas song

Not at all demanding

(Commentary)

What a cracker of a game…England are giving them a real good stuffing…Ding dong merrily on Sky…oh no it’s not on Sky…it has to be on terrestrial doesn’t it…for legal reasons

(Ian)

All I want is the World Cup

Don’t bother wrapping it up

(Kids choir)

It’s coming home

For Christmas

Football’s coming home

It’s coming home

It’s coming home

For Christmas (x3)

Football’s coming home

It’s coming home

It’s coming home…

(All)

Three lions on a shirt

Jules Rimet still gleaming

(Frank)

56 years of hurt

(David)

For the men’s game

(All)

Never-stopped me dreaming

Three Lions on a shirt

Jules Rimet still gleaming

20 weeks of hurt

(for the women’s game obviously)

Never stop me dreaming

Three Lions on a shirt

Jules Rimet still gleaming

(It’s Englaaaaand!)

Never stop me dreaming

Three Lions on a shirt

Jules Rimet still gleaming

Quite a lot of years of hurt

Never stopped me dreaming

Three Lions on a shirt….”