Thursday, November 24, 2005

Starting the holiday season

Happy Turkey Day.

Off to the in-laws'...back on Sunday.

We're in the holiday season now. While I enjoy the holiday season, I thought I'd start off with this question:

What holiday song would you be happy to gather all copies of and burn, thus having it never be heard again?


Shannin said...

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - I'm a traditionalist at heart. Carols should be sung by Johnny Mathis and Bing Crosby.

Jim said...

Anything that rhymes "glory" and "story." It's been done.

Joe said...

What a churlish response: you let me pick one and I want to give you a whole list.

I'll pick Holly Jolly Christmas. Even thinking of it makes me itch.

(But if we could erase every memory of Trans Siberian Railway ever existing, that'd be good too.)

Alison said...

"Little Saint Nick" by the Beach Boys. Mike Love is as close to Satan as makes no odds.

pankleb said...

True, "Little Saint Nick" sucks royally.

But ... any song starting with the cheesy "Beeyowp-beeyowp, beeyowp-beeyowp" noise is too annoying.

What, exactly, is so wonderful about "A Wonderful Christmas Time"?

tommyspoon said...

I don't hate the "Christmas is Coming" song, but I always feel a bit strange when I hear it. No reason, really. I just think it's a strange song...

TeacherRefPoet said...

I suggest two:

"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Damn, but I hate the whole sentiment behind a legislated best time of year. This is why people get depressed in December...and top if off with a yucky song?

"The Holly and the Ivy." One line repeated eight hundred times. HATE IT. And they gave me a solo on it when I sang it in England. To this day, I call it "The Holly and the Fucking Ivy."