27. November 2007 · Comments Off on Christmas Music · Categories: General

Okay, it’s that time of year. No matter where you go, be it office or department store, Christmas Music is being forced into our ear canals like creamed green beans through a toddler’s locked jaws. It’s the audio equivalent in my mind.

For today’s fun, what are your favorite Christmas Tunes and what can you simply not listen to one more time?


White Christmas – Bing Crosby

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Almost any version as long as there’s heat between the two singers. This version doesn’t suck one bit, especially for a contemporary duet. I found a new respect for Joan Osbourne after watching this, I didn’t think she had a sense of humor.

Elf’s Lament – Bare Naked Ladies

Silent Night – Celtic Woman (In Gaelic…actually I have an audio crush on Celtic Woman, I love everything they do. Give me my Bose headphones and a collection of their stuff and I’m in bliss.)

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt (Madonna’s got nuthin’ on this.)

River – Robert Downey Jr.

Almost anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The entire sountrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas (this IS Christmas to me).

Father Christmas – The Kinks

Can NOT listen to again:

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band (Used to love this, now it gives me the wiggins. There’s just too much going on here.)

Do They Know It’s Christmas (The Original with various artists…I kind of like Bare Naked Ladies riff on it.)

Happy XMas (War is Over) – John freaking Lennon. I’ve almost caused an accident convulsing to change the channel on my car radio. I like the idea behind the song, but I simply cannot listen to it again.

Okay, let me simplify this. Just about any remake of a Christmas classic by a rock band or singer is going to make my skin crawl. Just quit already. Where is it written that when your career is taking a downturn you should try to put out a Christmas Album? A Very Special Christmas was a nice idea at the time, but it opened the floodgates for a plethora of contemporary artists thinking they could and should do a Christmas album when their careers have run into trouble.

Oh, and I SO stole this idea from Michele’s post.

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