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Old 12-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I know what the title of the thread is (I wrote it, after all) but just in case anyone thinks I'm a total Grinch...

I DO like "Silver bells", "Sleigh ride" (every time I write this --- and I've written it a lot, especially during my "25 Worst Christmas Albums" slot in my journal --- my fingers ALWAYS automatically type "slight ride". Don't know why) "Let it snow", a few others. I just hate the REALLY camp and overplayed ones. And "Fairytale of New York".
Hey man I have 2 whole CDs of x-mas music --And I recently bought Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song album on Amazon. Got all 20 tracks for 5.99...was well worth it. He had such a clarity in his presentation of the songs that each one is simply perfect to me. He could sing ALL the christmas songs and I'd be happy.

I heard 'Do you hear what I hear' was actually a song about disarming nuclear weapons????Wha??? I don't know how it became an x-mas song, and I guess it doesn't have anything to do with the season except the symbolism of Jesus being born and the star over head. <--Thought that was an interesting piece of info...
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #42 (permalink)
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It basks in itself, trying too hard to relate to too many people who may see Christmas and the due stress and financial woe it causes the same way the Pouges try to convey they view the festive season.
Funny, I thought it just told a story.


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The fact it isn't a joyous merry song about Christmas Trees and following stars to Bethlehem. It's clearly geared in a way to highlight the negative aspects of the season through the eyes of a down-on-his-luck drunk.
It's picked up by people who think that it is the antithesis of what a traditional Christmas song should sound like.
I understand why it isnt a typical Christmas song but I don't understand why you seem to be claiming to know why people like it, or why this matters.


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1950's New York. I thought you liked the song.
Have the band stated this? If so then fine, thats the era he's singing about and you are correct. Personally I wasn't aware it had ever been confirmed. Theres just a reference to Sinatra, which doesn't really confirm anything.

For the record, I couldn't care less if you dislike the song. Especially given the way I feel when it comes to Christmas music. I just find your judgement of those who do interesting, as you seemingly are offering explanations as to exactly why they would do such a thing.

I dunno, I just fail to see why it cant be as simple as you either like it or you dont and thats the end of it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Oh well if we're going down the route of bad Christmas songs with bad sexually suggestive lyrics....



I know it was supposed to be a parody of a Christmas song but that seems to be lost on local radio DJs who play it constantly every December and people who compile Christmas compilations, so now I consider it just as bad as what it's supposed to be parodying.
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Oh well if we're going down the route of bad Christmas songs with bad sexually suggestive lyrics....



I know it was supposed to be a parody of a Christmas song but that seems to be lost on local radio DJs who play it constantly every December and people who compile Christmas compilations, so now I consider it just as bad as what it's supposed to be parodying.
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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. 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:
More of the X-Mas Muzak I don't want around.

I know I'm committing sacrilege, but no thanks to a certain radio station, I am getting sick of the Trans Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol of the Bells" which is starting to be the "Freebird" of the MOR stations during the season. The high note is almost like water torture now.

I remember "Grandma..." when it was just released in 1980, and the favorite of every backwoods radio station in The US (it even Bubbled Under the official charts I think!). HATED it then as now. Pure garbage, like a Hee Haw joke gone extremely bad (US TV show reference, for those asking. On the plus side, it had a few talented musicians here and there, but the humor stank of bull!)

The best known Holly Jolly is I think by Burl Ives.

Wham!'s song in any version (yes, even The Manics) is very annoying.

The Hippo Song should be outlawed!!!

It's the Most Wonderful Time...for some extreme pain killers.



BTW, I seriously love Fairytale of New York, but mainly on it's own merits. As a Christmas song it's fine, but I can understand some criticism on it.
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Already begging to take over Grandma's place. The Wal Mart reference already made this a Target in my book! (OUCH!)
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Yeah, it seems like it is arriving sooner each year, C3PO, you DON'T need to remind us about that.



Yes, the Star Wars X-Mas special is rightfully called crap, and here's a short piece of the proof. Cheesy!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:51 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Yeah, it seems like it is arriving sooner each year, C3PO, you DON'T need to remind us about that.



Yes, the Star Wars X-Mas special is rightfully called crap, and here's a short piece of the proof. Cheesy!
What the hell, man??? Thankfully that's the first I've heard of it.
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