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Old 12-07-2016, 02:42 AM
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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. It's just so pervy.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:55 AM
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Feliz Navidad. The motherfucking drummer boy, in any language and any version, with special hate for Raphael. And Last Christmas.

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Old 12-07-2016, 04:41 AM
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This far into the thread and no one has mentioned "Sleigh Ride"?!?

I loathe this song! Every time I hear "Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, let's go!/Let's look at the show!/We're riding in a wonderland of snow!" I want to commit murder.

And now I won't be able to get it out of my head for the rest of the day. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!

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Old 12-07-2016, 06:43 AM
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Any incarnation of THE FIRST NOEL. Especially if it's part of a vesper or church service I'm attending and have to sing along to. Hate.
Our hymnal lists this one as "The First Nowell". Every time I hear it, I sing along "Where in the hel-el is I-is-RYE-el?"

For me, it's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree. Despise that song. It's so nice to go into stores on Dec. 26 and not hear Christmas music.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:20 AM
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Our hymnal lists this one as "The First Nowell". Every time I hear it, I sing along "Where in the hel-el is I-is-RYE-el?"
Whenever I hear it, I think of Chicago:

No El, no El!
Ah, so I'll take a streetcar!
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:35 AM
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never mind

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Old 12-07-2016, 07:40 AM
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You really mean Vince Guaraldi's tune from Charlie Brown?
That one, yes.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:41 AM
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All of them if it's before the 24th.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:41 AM
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"Wizards in Winter" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Love TSO, but that song makes me want to shove icepicks in my ears.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:42 AM
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Can we also mention just how horrible "Last Christmas" is anyway?

I gave you my heart and you broke it so I'm going to give it to someone better.

Yeah, that's what I want in my Christmas songs, misery and heartbreak
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:21 AM
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"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is the very definition of what is wrong with Christmas music.
Thank Og I'm not the only one. That song is just awful in so many damn ways. I will gladly listen to the terribleness that is "Grandma Got Run Over", and any other novelty crap to avoid hearing that 5 minutes of Brenda Lee.

On the flip side though, the Matina McBride version of "What Child is This" gives me goosebumps, and I am generally a scrooge when it comes to Christmas music.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:32 AM
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Little Drummer Boy by anybody.

If there's a good version of this one, I haven't heard it. And yes, that includes Bing and Bowie, and Joan Jett's versions.
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This. What a stupid concept for a song. let's see, you've been on the road forever, spent hours looking for a place to stay, squeezed out a baby, and finally got him to bed. Then some kid comes up and offers to play a drum solo, and you agree ? Please...
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This!!!

Not that I'm all that fond of Xmas in the first place....
For all of you who hate the little drummer boy, I give you The Annoying Drummer Boy

But here we are at three a.m.
With Ringo Starr of Bethlehem

I just love that line.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:32 AM
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This far into the thread and no one has mentioned "Sleigh Ride"?!?

I loathe this song! Every time I hear "Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, let's go!/Let's look at the show!/We're riding in a wonderland of snow!" I want to commit murder.

And now I won't be able to get it out of my head for the rest of the day. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!
I did mention it, just didn't know the title. Or I blonked it out. It is a dreadful, dreadful song.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:39 AM
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I did mention it, just didn't know the title. Or I blonked it out. It is a dreadful, dreadful song.
The Johnny Mathis version would make the perfect backdrop for the ultimate gay Christmas orgy video.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:59 AM
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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. It's just so pervy.
YES. Ew, ew, ew!
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:09 AM
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I've Got Some Presents For Santa, Sarah Taylor.

Too smarmily smutty for my tastes, despite my usual tolerance for double entendres and the like.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:20 AM
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Wow.

1. So much vitriol for songs. I guess it's not a shock, given how overplayed so many of them are, but folks, really? Y'all seem to be missing the spirit of the season.

2. I do note that, with very few exceptions, no actual Christmas carols are listed; it's ALL "novelty" songs. Well, that's what they were when they first surfaced; they only become "standards" after years of not going away.

3. I'm really surprised at the unhappiness with "Little Drummer Boy", which was written in 1941, but not actually recorded until 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers (yes, THOSE Trapp Family Singers!). According to the original writer, it's a transcription of a Czech carol, though which one has never been determined. The popularity goes back to 1958, when the Harry Simeone Chorale recorded it. It's been covered at least 200 times, which indicates it's pretty damn popular. But my liking of it might have to do with the fact I was in a school Christmas pageant/play as a drummer boy, sidekick to THE drummer boy, in the 5th Grade. Check out the Pentatonix version; it's more upbeat, which I do agree the song needs.

4. If there was one "standard" I wish would go away, it's any attempt to sing "Silent Night" as anything but the lovely carol it is. For some reason, people love to take liberties with that carol, mixing it up with all sorts of other things. I don't care what language you sing it in, sing it with the holy reverence it deserves, please.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:27 AM
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Little Drummer Boy by anybody.

If there's a good version of this one, I haven't heard it. And yes, that includes Bing and Bowie, and Joan Jett's versions.
As a male member of a choir, let me add that if I never have to say "puddly-pum" again, it will be too soon.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:40 AM
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The neighborhood grocery store plays the standards, reimagined. Some songs are done boy band style, some R&B Diva style, and so on. None are improvements. Next time I'm buying ear plugs.

Contrary to popular opinion, I like Little Drummer Boy (original version). I think the boys choir with the echo effects sounds cool.

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Old 12-07-2016, 09:55 AM
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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. It's just so pervy.
This, specifically the Jackson 5 version. Fortunately I've only heard it once this season and that was on Pandora.

ETA: great. Now it's on CISL.

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Old 12-07-2016, 10:03 AM
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Little Drummer Boy by anybody.

If there's a good version of this one, I haven't heard it. And yes, that includes Bing and Bowie, and Joan Jett's versions.
What about Weird Al and Annoying Orange? Guaranteed to be, er, weird and annoying!

The overplayed Christmas dreck in this neck of the woods is Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You. It's inescapable. I mean, on a song-for-song basis I probably hate Last Christmas more but the Carey song is on endlessly.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:11 AM
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What about Weird Al and Annoying Orange? Guaranteed to be, er, weird and annoying!

The overplayed Christmas dreck in this neck of the woods is Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You. It's inescapable. I mean, on a song-for-song basis I probably hate Last Christmas more but the Carey song is on endlessly.
Aw, these are two of my favorites, pop music wise. And anyone who doesn't like Messrs. Bowie and Crosby singing Little Drummer Boy deserves a lump of coal in their stocking
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:17 AM
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Can we also mention just how horrible "Last Christmas" is anyway?

I gave you my heart and you broke it so I'm going to give it to someone better.

Yeah, that's what I want in my Christmas songs, misery and heartbreak
Exactly! It has nothing at all to do with the holiday season, other than the timing of when his heart was broken.

Though, in hearing the lyrics the other day, I realized something:

"Last Christmas, I gave you my heart // But the very next day, you gave it away"

The day after Christmas is Boxing Day. So, (s)he was just giving George Michael's heart away to someone in need. ;-)
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:26 AM
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I generally like most of the old religious Christmas standards, so I throw no shade at them.

However, how has no one mentioned that horrid Mariah Carey abomination "All I Want For Christmas Is You"?
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:36 AM
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I can't believe this is post #74 (unless someone sneaks one in while I'm typing) and I'm the first to say it...

Rudolph!


I detest that thing. I suppose it counts as a novelty song... it should, by any reasonable standard, but it's been around for fucking forever and I doubt it will die in my lifetime.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:36 AM
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Exactly! It has nothing at all to do with the holiday season, other than the timing of when his heart was broken.

Though, in hearing the lyrics the other day, I realized something:

"Last Christmas, I gave you my heart // But the very next day, you gave it away"

The day after Christmas is Boxing Day. So, (s)he was just giving George Michael's heart away to someone in need. ;-)
Here's a game to play. Take that one line and change it to something else that rhymes with heart and see how many funny things you can make:

Last Christmas I burned a pop-tart

Last Christmas I drew you a chart.

Here's the caveat: They have to work with the syllabic nature of the song.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:47 AM
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Here's a game to play. Take that one line and change it to something else that rhymes with heart and see how many funny things you can make:

Last Christmas I burned a pop-tart

Last Christmas I drew you a chart.

Here's the caveat: They have to work with the syllabic nature of the song.
Last Christmas I married Paul Blart
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:50 AM
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Last Christmas I ripped a wet fart
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:52 AM
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:30 AM
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Last Christmas I married Paul Blart

Was that sung in a "Buh-wheat" style?
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:32 AM
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"Wizards in Winter" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Love TSO, but that song makes me want to shove icepicks in my ears.
You go too far, sir! Pistols at dawn!
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:43 AM
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This, specifically the Jackson 5 version. Fortunately I've only heard it once this season and that was on Pandora.

ETA: great. Now it's on CISL.
Three times within two hours?! C'mon, CISL, I know you have much better music than that!

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Old 12-07-2016, 11:47 AM
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Any version of Santa Baby by anyone.

Any version of Baby It's Cold Outside (even by Zoey in Elf).

And as mentioned, Springsteen's Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Not only was it probably recorded in July (those poor unsuspecting concert goers, looking for Born to Run and being subjected to that crap) but it's horrible!

At least we have a special iTunes playlist of just the "good stuff"*, and we don't overplay the songs. We never hear any of these bad songs unless we're in some store and can't avoid them.


*YMMV. We have Rudolph and LDB and Alvin (ALVIN!) in the playlist, and Der Bingle, and the Andrew Sisters, and traditional hymns and Mitch Miller and....

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Old 12-07-2016, 01:36 PM
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"Happy Xmas War is Over" and "Wonderful Christmastime." Much as I like John Lennon and Paul McCartney's other music, I dislike those two songs.

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Old 12-07-2016, 01:45 PM
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Y'all forgot the Band Aid number from the eighties Do They Know It's Christmas?. DO THEY FUCKING CARE?

For whatever perverse reason(s), it seems to come up on the Christmas playlists of radio stations and Pandora multiple times every year. Blech!
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:51 PM
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Any version of Baby It's Cold Outside (even by Zoey in Elf).
Heh, that's actually my favorite version.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:48 PM
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Sorry
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:09 PM
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Y'all forgot the Band Aid number from the eighties Do They Know It's Christmas?. DO THEY FUCKING CARE?

For whatever perverse reason(s), it seems to come up on the Christmas playlists of radio stations and Pandora multiple times every year. Blech!
I was just about to mention that one. Bono's smarminess is what kills it for me. "So tonight, thank God it's them, instead of yoooooouuuuu!" Yeah, I really need to hear that from a multi-millionaire. Bonus points for lines that refer to Africa as a monolithic state of poverty, as opposed to a diverse and in most cases highly-developed set of countries. In related news, inflation in Nigeria is cutting into locals' Christmas shopping.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:10 PM
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I will probably be dodging rotten tomatoes for this one, but I desperately wish I'll Be Home For Christmas' would be forever banished from the Christmas repetoire. I know the story and genesis of the song and because I do, it makes me so sad every time I hear it. Who wants to be sad at Christmas?? It didn't help when the homeless organizations adopted it for their holiday giving campaign, either. Now I associate it with the homeless as well as dead soldiers. Yikes.

Please, Santa, make it go away.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:58 PM
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Baby, it's cold outside. Not one more time, please. I don't care if Ella Fitzgerald is singing it, I don't want to hear it again. This year they're playing it every other song.
Local station just played a version with Michael Buble and Miss Piggy...and didn't even apologize afterwards.

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Old 12-07-2016, 05:32 PM
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The song I hate above all others is "Christmas Time is Here." I have to change the station whenever it's on. I loathe it.
Actually, that's just about the only Christmas song I like. It's one of the only ones that expresses (musically, not in the lyrics) the bittersweet feeling a lot of people have at this time of year. But I much prefer the instrumental version to any version with voices, and I could certainly see how the original sung one from the sound track would grate on one's nerves.

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. It's just so pervy.
I have no love for the song, but what's pervy about it?

The point is that the kid doesn't realize it was daddy dressed up as Santa, right?
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:22 PM
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Local station just played a version with Michael Buble and Miss Piggy...and didn't even apologize afterwards.
That's from the skit on The Muppet Show where Miss Piggy was trying to yank Buble's towel off in the steam room:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EJ1SBAO1HU
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:50 PM
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Up on the Rooftop or anything by the Carpenters.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:16 PM
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This. I mean, THIS!!! I think it was better when I was a kid, and there was no attempt at diversity.

At least no one has come up with "Hanukkah Shoes."
Until the third grade, I went to a Jewish Day school. In the third grade, I went to public school, and the Jewish kids got sent gloriously to the library during music when the other kids prepared for the "Christmas Pageant."

The next year, and every year after, it was a "Holiday Program," and we sung a bunch of Christmas songs, plus "The Dreidel Song." One year, the teacher asked me and a couple of other Jewish kids if "Rock of Ages" was a good Jewish song. I didn't know what to say until someone said that "Rock of Ages" was another name for "Maoz Tsur." So we said it was a good Jewish song. And somehow, instead of an English translation of "Maoz Tsur," we briefly were singing some bizarre Christian Hymn the went "Rock of Ages, cleft for me."
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:29 PM
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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Oh god I cringe every time I hear it. I haaaaaaaaate that song
Same here ! I hate this time of year now that I am older !
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:49 PM
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Y'all forgot the Band Aid number from the eighties Do They Know It's Christmas?. DO THEY FUCKING CARE?

For whatever perverse reason(s), it seems to come up on the Christmas playlists of radio stations and Pandora multiple times every year. Blech!
Yes, I had completely forgotten about this song. It was terrible, even it's day. Now I need to re-forget it!
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:52 PM
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The point is that the kid doesn't realize it was daddy dressed up as Santa, right?
That's the way I understand it, too. The kid doesn't realize Santa is daddy. I think it's a cute little song from a kid's perspective who still believes in Santa. Completely innocent. But then again, so few things are anymore.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:40 PM
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I'm not hating on most of the ones listed but the one that makes me stabby is Porky Pig doing Blue Christmas. Not only is it offensive but it ruins an otherwise decent Elvis song.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:40 PM
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All of them!

Except for Vince Guaraldi's Linus and Lucy, because it's not a Christmas song!
It's the non Christmas/winter songs that I don't want to hear.
"My Favorite Things" - not a Christmas song
"Hard Candy Christmas" - despite the word "Christmas" in the title, it is not a Christmas song
That cover version of "Hallelujah" that's getting airplay this year? Barely even in the same universe as Christmas songs.

It's not like there aren't eleventy million actual songs about winter or Christmas that could be played, stick to those.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:49 PM
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Until the third grade, I went to a Jewish Day school. In the third grade, I went to public school, and the Jewish kids got sent gloriously to the library during music when the other kids prepared for the "Christmas Pageant."

The next year, and every year after, it was a "Holiday Program," and we sung a bunch of Christmas songs, plus "The Dreidel Song." One year, the teacher asked me and a couple of other Jewish kids if "Rock of Ages" was a good Jewish song. I didn't know what to say until someone said that "Rock of Ages" was another name for "Maoz Tsur." So we said it was a good Jewish song. And somehow, instead of an English translation of "Maoz Tsur," we briefly were singing some bizarre Christian Hymn the went "Rock of Ages, cleft for me."
Missed the edit window, but I realize now that I didn't quite make it clear: I wish gentiles would just go ahead and have Christmas and leaved me out of it, instead of half-assed attempts to be "inclusive," that result in me being forced to participate.
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