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Old 12-04-2012, 12:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'd personally rather listen to Nickelback than listen to a Christmas song.

On second thought...



I'd make an exception for TSO over anything.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I couldn't disagree with you more. I've been overexposed to probably hundreds of Christmas songs, just like everyone else, and the only one I would say I 'like' is The Pogues.
I like that song a lot too. I'm not sure what Maanty's on about as far as it being some kind of "anti-commercialism stand". It's just a good song, it doesn't have any particular social or political meaning for me.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #23 (permalink)
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All of them. I love Christmas but by god it's got the lamest music ever.
how could you hate Christmas Time For My Penis?


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considering that a good portion of these songs are about jesus...whom i do not believe deserves such an amazing rap....most of the religious songs get on my nerves

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i despise this song
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I dislike The Pouges's song because of the nasally grunting vocals, the mindless self-indulgence of the record and of those who herald it as something special.
It's not.

For years, it's been seen as the 'Alternative Christmas Anthem' but how does appearing on every ****ty MTV countdown of 'greatest christmas tunes' and every Now That's What I Call Christmas compilation make it an alternative to anything.

People listen to it because it's not merry and it represents everything that the festive time isn't supposed to be. Err, Hello there's an upbeat jig half way through the song with lyrics which I find highly objectionable giving our modern society and how frequently the song is played.

It's really grating as a track. Some guy who can't sing (no doubt everyone will say his voice is just 'different' but this argument doesn't seem to suffice for Elvis Costello on this forum) singing about an era he can't recall being a part of. He was probably kicking about, as an intoxicated child, who knows I couldn't be bothered Googling it, that's how much time I have for this song; very little.

I do not like it. It sucks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:22 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I fully agree. I hate this song with a passion, and the inordinate number of people who rate it as their top Christmas song is ridiculous. At its heart it's the tale of a feuding husband and wife arguing and cursing one another over the holiday season. I never rated McGowan (guy can't even take care of his teeth, ffs!) and the fact that Kirsty has passed on doesn't earn it any sympathy in my book.

Also, it's forever enshrined as the IRISH Christmas song! God save us!
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I dislike The Pouges's song because of the nasally grunting vocals, the mindless self-indulgence of the record and of those who herald it as something special.
It's not.

For years, it's been seen as the 'Alternative Christmas Anthem' but how does appearing on every ****ty MTV countdown of 'greatest christmas tunes' and every Now That's What I Call Christmas compilation make it an alternative to anything.

People listen to it because it's not merry and it represents everything that the festive time isn't supposed to be. Err, Hello there's an upbeat jig half way through the song with lyrics which I find highly objectionable giving our modern society and how frequently the song is played.

It's really grating as a track. Some guy who can't sing (no doubt everyone will say his voice is just 'different' but this argument doesn't seem to suffice for Elvis Costello on this forum) singing about an era he can't recall being a part of. He was probably kicking about, as an intoxicated child, who knows I couldn't be bothered Googling it, that's how much time I have for this song; very little.

I do not like it. It sucks.
You don't like it, I get it. That's fine. What's odd, though, is your judgement of why other people might like it. Personally I couldn't care less if the song is or isn't on some MTV list or if people in general consider it "alternative" or "not alternative". Seriously, who cares? I listen to it because it sounds good to me, not because it's "not merry". It's just a fictional narrative from the perspective of two drunken ne'er-do-wells from what I can tell, not sure I see any reason to take it particularly seriously. For that matter, I'm not sure why someone singing about some other era would be so objectionable either. It's kind of an ironic complaint in a conversation about Christmas music of all things.

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I fully agree. I hate this song with a passion, and the inordinate number of people who rate it as their top Christmas song is ridiculous. At its heart it's the tale of a feuding husband and wife arguing and cursing one another over the holiday season. I never rated McGowan (guy can't even take care of his teeth, ffs!) and the fact that Kirsty has passed on doesn't earn it any sympathy in my book.

Also, it's forever enshrined as the IRISH Christmas song! God save us!
Is it? That sucks that the IRISH Christmas song takes place in New York.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Also, it's forever enshrined as the IRISH Christmas song! God save us!
I'd rather be represented by Shane McGowan at Christmas than this.....

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I work in a grocery store so I pretty much loathe all Christmas music.

I have a hard spot in my heart for the most awful of all Christmas songs, though.



Listen to it. Think a bout the words. It's about rape. And none of you can tell me differently.


If she's not penetrated or assaulted against her will how can it be rape?...it's just a guy trying to convince a girl to stay so he can enjoy her company on a cold night....and most likely get some tail....until she says NO DON'T PENETRATE or TOUCH me (and he forces himself on her anyway) then its not rape or date rape or anything like that....

Also this song was written in a time where you had to have a girl home by a certain time and if the neighbors saw a young girl leaving a single man's house in the morning it would be the scandal of the town for days(so I doubt they would imply anything more innocent than staying the night)...which is what the main point of the song...its scandalous for them even to just spend the night together but both of them want to. She wants to protect her honor and not have her parents worry but in the end she says she's gonna stay and she never says NO.

EDIT: But I think it's clear that he's talking her into staying the night to get some....warm fire, strong drink, cold weather, and he starts crying and begging...yeah as a man you never cry and beg for a woman to hang around just for her company...

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Someone already mentioned it, but 'Grandmaw got run over by a reindeer' has to be the most campy, idiotic thing ever created.

Anything by Jessica Simpson. And anything by any other washed-up pop artists who think they can bask in the spotlight for 2 more seconds with a Christmas Album.

On another note, I love Christmas and need at least Christmas Eve and Christmas day to watch some of the classics and listen to some of the music.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Oh jeez, I hate Christmas music. Trans Siberian Orchestra is pretty much the exception. And also Merry Xmas by John Lennon. That one is good. I feel like I was overexposed to christmas music as a child though and that's why I don't like it - my mom had TONS of christmas cds and that is seriously all she would play in the house for a period of about two months. Plus hearing them on the radio. My most hated ones are...

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - that one's just stupid
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - extremely annoying
the Paul McCartney one on the first page - Idk why, just annoys me
All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
Last Christmas by Wham
Christmas Lights by Coldplay
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas (whoever that's by)
It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year (again, not sure who sings it)
the list goes on.

...But the worst for me is the Justin Beiber christmas album. Some girls in my yearbook design class last year had it and my teacher let them play it every day during class for about a month. And my class was an hour and forty minutes long, so I'd usually hear each song multiple times before the class ended D:
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