If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see It's a SpongeBob Christmas!.

"Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)" is a song that was released as a bonus on the SpongeBob's Greatest Hits CD and is used in the episode "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" It was included in the 2008 "Built By Me" LEGO competition part of Nicktoons Network Animation Festival, both before debuting in the show officially. This song is also featured on the It's a SpongeBob Christmas! album. It is the antidote to the jerktonium.


NOTE: Lyrics in red do not appear in the broadcast version of the song.

Ahoy everybody!
SpongeBob here! Christmas needs presents and mistletoe, sharing and caring. So during this most festive season, please, don't be a jerk.
Bring joy to the world; it's the thing to do
But the world does not revolve around you
Don't be a jerk
It's Christmas
There's a sign above the line that says "Express"
That means ten items or less
Don't be a jerk (Don't be a jerk)
It's Christmas
Be nice to babies and animals, old folks too
'Cause that's how you'd like them to treat you
Use turn signals, don't screen my calls
Don't you wreck the house when you deck the halls
Spit your gum where it won't wind up on my shoe
Squeeze toothpaste from the bottom of the tube
Don't be a jerk (Don't be a jerk)
It's Christmas
It's Christmas!
When others are talking, never interrupt
Don't put people down, or leave the toilet seat up
It's the time for family and holly and turkey
'Tis the season to be jolly; not jerky! (Jolly; not jerky!)
Don't dig in the cereal box, for goodness sakes
Take the prize and leave me nothing but flakes
Don't be a jerk (Don't be a jerk)
It's Christmas
Santa brought nearly every gift on your list
Why whine about the one that he missed?
Don't be a jerk (Don't be a jerk) It's Christmas
It's Christmas!
Don't be a jerk (Don't be a jerk)
It's Christmas
Don't be a jerk (Don't be a jerk)
It's Christmas
(It's Christmas!) Don't be a jerk (Don't be a jerk)
It's Christmas
Don't be a jerk (Don't be a jerk)
It's Christmas

LEGO Version

  • The LEGO Version is done by Garret Barati. This was the follow up to the winner of the 2008 "Built By Me" LEGO competition part of Nicktoons Network Animation Festival.

Don't Be a Jerk It's Christmas

Nickelodeon Cruise on Royal Caribbean version


Don't Be A Jerk (It's Christmas) Live Performance.mov

Role in episode

When SpongeBob finds out that singing this song cured Sandy, he realizes he can sing this song to the rest of Bikini Bottom to make the normal again, so he sings this song to everyone, and they all become normal. As a result they are begin singing as well curing the entire town.


Video clips

Music (VTE)

Original Theme HighlightsThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieThe Yellow AlbumThe Best Day EverThe Sponge Who Could FlySpongeBob's Greatest HitsIt's a SpongeBob Christmas!Music from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Theme SongA Day Like ThisAhhhhAll You Need is FriendsThe Alphabet SongAttitude of GratitudeBack in EncinoBarnacles!Beats by BobBeautiful DreamerBee Line for the Tree LineThe Best Day EverBikini BottomBikini Bottom - Rock BottomBossy BootsThe Bubble SongCampfire Song SongCha-ChingThe ChefBob SongChristmas Eve JittersChristmas Is MineClarinet WizardDead EyeDoing the SpongeDoin' the Krabby PattyDear FriendDon't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)Down the WellThe Dragon is HereElectric ZooEverybody Loves the SpongeEmployee of the MonthFishin' for MoneyFrozen Krabby Patty SongFueling the BusThe F.U.N. SongGary Come HomeGive It All You GotGive Jellyfish Fields a ChanceGood-Bye, AtlantisGoofy Goober RockGoofy Goober SongThis Grill is Not a HomeHe's FlyingHe's Our Mermaid ManHey All You PeopleHey, Mean Mr. BossmanHigh Seas ChantIt's High Time We Went on TourHo Ho HoedownHot FruitcakeI Can't Keep My Eyes Off of YouI Hate PeopleI Wrote ThisIdiot FriendsIf I Could Talk to MoneyI Will Trap SantaI Love Krabby PattiesIf Only I Could Join YouThe Jellyfishing SongJust a KidKrabby Patty Jingle (song)Kung Fu RockThe Krusty Krab PizzaLivin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the MoonlightLoop de LoopMeatball, MeatballMr. Krabs' SongMusical DoodleMy Leg Is In Love!My Tighty WhiteysNever Give UpThe Nitwitting SongNow That We're MenOcean ManOh, Krusty KrabOh, My KarenPlankton's SongPatrick StarPretty Ribbons and BowsPrehibernation (song)Prince Paul's Bubble PartyPlankton Jams the SignalRidin' the HookRipped PantsRubber Hose RagRap BattleThe Road SongSandy's SongSailing Over The Dogger BankSanta Has His Eye on MeSanta Won't Let You DownSnowflakesSo Long, Bikini BottomSpongeBob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of EnergyThe SpongeBob History SongSpongeBob ScaredyPantsSquidward's SongSquidward's Tiki LandSqueeze MeSuperiorSurreptitiously MineSurfin' SummerSandy SquirrelSquidward's BackThe Suction Cup SymphonySweet VictoryScurvy Ain't For the Likes of MeThat's the RodeoThank Gosh It's MondayThumbs SongTeamworkTogetherThey'll Soon DiscoverTruth or Square Theme SongsTexasThat's What Friends DoUnder My RockUnderwater SunThe Very First ChristmasWe've Got ScurvyWhen Worlds CollideWhere's GaryWe're the Ghouls of the Briny DeepWet, Wet ChristmasWho Am I?Who Wants to Race Me?You Will Obey!You Better SwimYou're Old

Short Songs
4-PlyAyCookie, Wookie, Teddy BearIt's All About You GirlIndoorsFor He's A Jolly Good RookieSquidly's 7 SongsBirthday Song for SquidwardBikini Bottom National AnthemI'm PatrickOff to WorkWe're Gonna Be PiratesPearl's Me DaughterThe Striped Sweater SongBest Friends Forever RingSanta's Coming TonightBrush, Brush, Brush My TeethWelcome Home, SandyLife on the PrairieEat at The Krusty KrabLaundry Song

Associated production music

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