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OT: Your least-favorite Christmas tune(s)


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I was thinking about this earlier this morning. There are many traditional holiday tunes most of us look forward to hearing, but others we simply detest. One song on my "yuck" list would have to be The Twelve Days of Christmas. It just goes on and on to boredom. I'm not fond of The Little Drummer Boy either, probably because my father couldn't stand it and passed that along to me. :laugh:

 

Anyway, what Christmas songs are on your do not play list?

 

 

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This is easy - "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer", followed closely by anything recorded by Alvin and The Chipmunks.

 

Edit: worth noting that I have been tipped NOT to play "Blue Christmas" by military servicemen because they hear that song way too much when they are deployed.

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Carol of the Bells, because it is maimed by advertisers this time of year with really stupid lyrics.

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all of them

:)

 

I agree.

 

I don't mean to sound like the Grinch, but although some of the old tunes were well-crafted, they've been over-played. There have been some new Christmas tunes composed in the past 50 years, but most just do not compare to the old standards.

 

And they've been over-played too.

 

I'm in sales, yet I don't like that everywhere I turn during the holiday season, everybody is trying to sell me something. It puts a lot of pressure on folks to Buy something! - anything - for whoever... whether you want to, (and can afford it) - or not.

 

Grrrrrrrrr. :mad:

 

C'est la vie... Doesn't mean I have to like it.

 

OTOH, if, for whatever reason, you really, really enjoy all the things that the holidays have to offer, then go ahead and wallow in it.

 

Who am I to judge? :)

 

But that doesn't mean I have to listen to Christmas music.:rawk:

 

Ummmm, gotta go. It's about time for another Xanax. :cool:

 

 

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I like the holiday season. It usually means extra gigs - tree lighting ceremonies, private parties etc. Even if the songs are a little repetitious year after year at least they require very little practice. Many of those songs are public domain so you can cash in with with your own Christmas CD's, which also double as great (and cheap) gifts!

 

But yeah, I don't get in the spirit until December 24th and it's usually gone by 10am the next day.

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Little Drummer boy is one of the most puerile steaming turds ever dropped at Yuletide. Most Wonderful Time of the Year runs a close second.
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Was listening to Christmas music this morning and Little Drummer Boy came on. Thought about how much I hate the song, especially after having to play drums on it a few times, and planned to start a thread about it today.

 

Scary.

 

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12 Days of Christmas. Why would you give anyone a partridge in a pair tree 12 days is a row, and SING about it. The only version I can stand, and I actually like this version , is Straight No Chaser live version on the All I Want for Christmas CD.
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I actually love Xmas music (odd given I am Buddhist but w/e)

 

I tend to not like modern ones or renditions by pop singers where 50 note are sung instead of one.

 

That said I don't love 12 days, grandma got run over, or drummer boy either.

I mostly like the traditional religious ones.

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I am odd man out.. I can't think of any I dislike.. and the traditional are superior in terms of the writing. And McCartney's used to bug me, but I played it, and the annoyance backed off.

 

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OK. OK. :rawk:

 

Robert Earl Keene recorded this Christmas tune around 1994.

 

Merry Christmas From The Family has gotten over 2,083,526 hits on YouTube. Because it's become one of his most-requested songs, he has had to invoke The Linen Rule. At concerts, they won't play the song as long as you can wear linen. So they start playing it around Labor Day and play it on through the holidays.

 

I like it because it's so much fun to perform - especially to a toasted group of locals on a Saturday night at the Rack Time Bar in downtown Bellhaven, NC! :laugh:

 

I would like to take this opportunity to dedicate this song, and give a warm "Hello" to my uncle Hank, his wife Beulah-Belle, and their seventh child, Lester, from a previous marriage to a sweetheart cousin (two times removed) he met at a family reunion the year they both turned eighteen (well technically it was seventeen going on eighteen, but who's counting when you've got a bun in the oven and you've already started working on number two, right?) :wave:

 

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Rudolph the red-nose wino.

 

or

 

Clyde the brown-nose reindeer (he was directly behind Rudolph when Rudolph came to a short stop).

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I absolutely detest "Blue Christmas". Hate to say it, but have a soft spot for Little Drummer Boy since I sang the Bing part at a gig with my Bowie tribute a decade ago as a tongue-in-cheek holiday gesture. ;)

 

I won't say whose tongue was in whose cheek. :freak:

 

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Merry F*#king Christmas, everyone! :D

 

(Edit to add: I love this song, in much the same way Gas loves his redneck tune above... which I hadn't heard before, but totally dig! Thanks for posting it, Tom! :thu:)

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