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Old 12-13-21, 11:05 AM
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Christmas Music you can't stand

I swear, I'm going to jump out a window if I hear Wonderful Christmastime again.

What's your holiday music loath list?
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Old 12-13-21, 11:15 AM
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Re: Christmas Music you can't stand

The last Christmas before the pandemic I was in a restaurant, and they were blaring some country-western singer's Christmas album.

Or it might have just been a bunch of different country-western singers; I don't know, it all sounds the same to me.

At any rate, it was fucking awful.
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Last Christmas. Any version.
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Grandma got ran over by a reindeer.

Don't know why, but I absolutely hate that song.
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I swear, I'm going to jump out a window if I hear Wonderful Christmastime again.

What's your holiday music loath list?
That exact song. It's not even a good song but we get forcefed it every year because it's by Paul McCartney.
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x3 Wonderful Christmastime is the worst. I hate the "witchcraft" meme that popped up too for this stupid song.
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Do They Know It's Christmas
Elton John one Stepping Into Christmas?
Billy Squire one
Bryan Adams one
Pretenders one
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Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses and the aforementioned McCartney synthoturd Wonderful Christmas Time.
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Re: Christmas Music you can't stand

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Last Christmas. Any version.
I got something to say!
I killed a reindeer today!
Doesn't matter much to me, as long as he's dead...

I got something to say!
I wrapped you mother today!
Doesn't matter much to me, as long as she spread...

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All of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I got something to say!
I killed a reindeer today!
Doesn't matter much to me, as long as he's dead...

I got something to say!
I wrapped you mother today!
Doesn't matter much to me, as long as she spread...
I'm not a huge Misfits fan, but enough of one to say that those lyrics need to be recorded ASAP
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All of it?! I'm not a Christmas person.
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It's sad that it's become so fashionable to hate Wonderful Christmas Time. It's actually a great Christmas song. One of my favorites.
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Re: Christmas Music you can't stand

As a Christmas music fanatic, I'll never quite understand the hate for McCartney's version of Wonderful Christmastime. It's a simple but catchy holiday song dated by its production (like a lot of synth-based 80's pop). For those who dislike it, I'd suggest checking out the Beach Boys-inspired cover by the Shins - it's my go-to version.

However, when it comes to holiday music that makes my skin crawl, the trifecta is clear:
  • The Christmas Shoes
  • Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
  • Do They Know It's Christmas?
These are songs beyond redemption.



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Not one mention of Mariah yet?
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I don't have a problem with Christmas music as such, but the omnipresence of it all these days is aggravating. You can't be anywhere without it blathering away in the background. This time of year, as far as work, family obligations and finances are concerned, is easily the most stressful for me. It's like someone yelling in your ear while you're walking a tightrope, "Be happy!" Be happy!"
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I don't have a problem with Christmas music as such, but the omnipresence of it all these days is aggravating. You can't be anywhere without it blathering away in the background. This time of year, as far as work, family obligations and finances are concerned, is easily the most stressful for me. It's like someone yelling in your ear while you're walking a tightrope, "Be happy!" Be happy!"
What you describe is why my favorite Christmas song is the TGM-hated Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. Narrator of the song has had a crazy year filled with ups and downs, and rather than do all the trappings of the holiday she plans to just stay home by herself and use the time off to relax. Not overly sad though, just that sometimes a person needs to recharge. Now admittedly, there's a tacked on ending to make it another typical Christmas story, but I'll let that slide.

And if you don't care for the message of the song, the bass line is beyond funky, and the pre-chorus break featuring the horn section is just about as pogo-able as a song can get. Christmas perfection!
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My Favorite Things…it’s not even a Christmas song, but it keeps getting played.
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12 Days Of Christmas turns me homicidal.
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Re: Christmas Music you can't stand

Copying a post I made on Facebook several years ago:

I think I figured out why I've come to not like Christmas music anymore.

First of all, from my count, there are only about 8 to 10 Christmas songs that seem to exist, that get played in heavy rotation. Why has nobody written any Christmas songs in recent years that get taken on as "classics"? The most recent one I can recall that seems to get played every year is Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime"...and that song is the WORST!!! It's as if the world went through a Christmas Renaissance in its history, and all Christmas music was written during this time, and they decided these are the songs that will represent our civilization's yuletide celebrations for all eternity.

Second, these 8 to 10 songs get performed by every musical artist that can either carry a tune vocally or play an instrument. This means there are at least 10,000 versions of each of this small group of Christmas classics...and the radio stations make sure to play every stinkin' one of them. And believe me, there are some artists out there who have no business being allowed within a 10-mile radius of a sheet of Christmas music.

And the STYLES! Oh my lord. Do Christmas songs really need to be played as jazz instrumentals? Christmas music is supposed to be either sang along with, or at the very least hummed. I can't sing along with "Frosty the Snowman" when there's a sax player playing the lines of the song like an interpretive coked-up bumblebee dance. And does every black female singer need to sing "Silent Night" or "O Come All Ye Faithful" in the style of "I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"? This is Christmas, not opening night of Dreamgirls. I'm sorry, but there's only one way to describe the sound that hits my ears, and that's "caterwauling". Just...stop it. Please.

Okay...rant over.

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Christmas music peaked from the 50s through the late 60s. It's why so many songs recorded during that era are still in heavy rotation. And now that music tastes have fractured into a thousand niches, good luck writing a new Christmas song that reaches the same echelons of popularity.

That's not saying good Christmas music has stopped being made. I can name newer Christmas albums since the 80s which are really fun listens.
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There's a ton of great Christmas music out there that you never hear. I've got about 200 Christmas CDs. All the Bing, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Gene Autry, etc. etc. etc. still sound great.
There's a lot of Christmas blues music from late 40s and 50s from the blues labels of the period.
Lot of great country Christmas music from 1940s and 50s
1950s rock and roll songs.
Stuff is out there if you look for it. Harder to find is the 1960s playboy/lounge/martini stuff.
I collect Sun Records recordings. Two songs I could never find on any compilation were the A/B sides of a Christmas single they put out. Instead of the usual yellow Sun label, the 45 label was white, red and green. I downloaded them from itunes. That original 45 is probably worth a fortune.
Roy Rogers had a radio show back in the day. I've got the Christmas broadcasts on CD.
If you want to rock check out Canned Heat's Christmas album. If you're in the mood for some Christmas Boogie.
The Brian Setzer Christmas cds are fantastic.
If you like Jethro Tull, their Christmas album sounds like a regular Tull album, only the lyrics are about Christmas
Of the 1980s schlock that we all hate and are tired of hearing, Greg Lake's "Father Christmas" stands out as the good one.

Stuff worth checking out
LITTLE STEVEN'S UNDERGROUND GARAGE-CHRISTMAS A GO-GO
COOL YULE
BLUE YULE
JINGLE BLUES
ROCKABILLY CHRISTMAS
YULESVILLE
COOL DECEMBER
CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS (series)
COOL BLUE CHRISTMAS(series)
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS
ROOTIN' TOOTIN' SANTA

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If spinning this into Good Christmas music, check out Alexrainbird on Youtube. That channel creates a playlist every year since 2016 filled with indie Christmas stuff and I always discover new music through it (not to mention his other monthly playlists)
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Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
12 Days Of Christmas turns me homicidal.
Normally, it does me too...but then I heard this version from one of my favorite bands, and it's just SO weird that I ended up loving it:

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The last two great Christmas songs:



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