Originally Posted by Forensic
Bob and Doug McKenzie...
After working retail I hate most Christmas music because I've heard it one a one hour loop for eight hours straight...
It's especially great with they have three versions of THE SAME SONG on the loop.
Especially with that one "baby it's cold outside" where the one version really sounds like date rape.
There's a song, which I can't remember the title, but the group (you hear mostly women's voices) sound as if they just ran a marathon (or finished Christmas shopping at our local mall), and are being forced to sing a carol. They certainly don't put any holiday spirit into their singing!
I was in a store 2 weeks ago, Xmas shopping; I had my 1st taste of Xmas music. After about 2 hours, I was ready to dress in camouflage fatigues, grab a machine gun, and go postal in The Christmas Tree Shops. I especially hate "Feliz Navidad" (since I own pets, I call it, "Fleas Navidad"). I love the Spanish language, but this song drives me loco!
I once made up Punk Rock Xmas carols: "Violent Night"; "I saw Mommy Slam-Dancing with Santa Claus"; "Up Yours to the World"; "I Fought 3 Skinheads on Christmas Day in the Morning"; "Rudolph, the Red-Eyed Junkie"; and "Anarchy in the North Pole". (Actually, I made a parody of a Sex Pistols album, inlcuding the record cover.) Needless to say, with this attitude, I obviously don't think much of most Xmas carols!
On the serious side, "Silent Night" makes me bawl like a baby for some reason--not the words, just the tune. I especially like it in German : "Stille Nacht". I love the story behind it, too, especially the tale about how, on Xmas Eve, during a cease-fire, the American and German troops sang it across the fields to each other that night.
"I like several of the songs on the "worst xmas songs" list including The Ramones 'Merry Christmas I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight' "--obviously, my family never heard of THAT song. Shame they haven't!