Denis Leary and Comedy Central team up for Christmas book to benefit firefighters

Denis Leary and Comedy Central teamed up for an irreverent look at Christmas, done with a good cause in mind.

"Old St. Nick's got bourbon breath

It's so cold you could catch your death

A cop sold me some crystal meth

It's a Merry F***ing Christmas."

—Denis Leary

All the Christmas tropes are covered: Santa Claus mania; sparkly tinsel and lights, excited children, and a big turkey dinner with the family can inspire warm and fuzzy feelings.


A great gift for fans of Leary, as the comic takes the holidays apart with a keen eye, as he skewers pain in the ass Christmas lights, dealing with the demands of greedy kids, and the fighting within their dysfunctional family.

To all those who love Christmas—and for those who can't wait until December 26th —Denis Leary is here to wish you a Merry F***kin' Christmas.

Denis Leary's Merry F***in' Christmas (Running Press; November 2012; $15.00) is based on the irreverent title track from his classic Christmas album and Comedy Central's annually aired TV special.

A portion of any profits the author earns from sales of this book will be donated to The Leary Firefighters Foundation. LINK

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Denis Leary starred in the hilarious Christmas comedy film "The Ref", that also took aim at the holiday foibles of too much cheer and not enough goodwill.

His book, Merry F***in' Christmas, is an adult read, a hilarious anti-holiday "children's book," in the vein of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, as it features brand new verses and original stop-motion animation art.

In classic Leary style, he riffs on drunken Santas and cranky elves to irritating family members and even holiday consumerism.

A Massachusetts' native, Denis Leary is an actor, comedian, and five-time loser at the Emmy Awards. Please visit him at

Animator Corky Quakenbush has been producing award-winning film and video projects for over 25 years. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit him at

The Leary Firefighters Foundation

The Leary Firefighters Foundation was established in 2000 by Denis Leary in response to a tragic fire in Worcester, Massachusetts that claimed the lives of Leary's cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Leary Firefighters Foundation's mission is to provide funding and resources for Fire Departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. The foundation is dedicated to helping maintain the highest level of public safety in our communities.

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