The Annoying Christmas Songs

@FourWalls (13294)
United States
November 26, 2016 11:48am CST
Over the past few years it seems to me that there's an ever-increasing annoyance over Christmas music. Ever wondered why? I have a few theories as to why people are ready to pull their hair out when they walk in a store and hear the Christmas music. 1. It's CHRISTMAS Music, Not LABOR DAY Music! Okay, that might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but I've noticed that the music starts earlier and earlier and earlier every year. Certainly by the time Halloween is over the orange and black lights come down and the red and green lights go up, and with them the volume on the holiday music. 2. Could we have a new song or two? I think it's not just how early you begin hearing the music, but the fact that it's the same freaking songs!!!! I did a Google search when I started this article, just to see how many Christmas albums were released this year. Answer: sixteen. And guess what? Same old songs: "Winter Wonderland," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (don't know when that became a Christmas song, but hey, "Jingle Bells" is also about cold, not Christmas), "Jingle Bells," and "The Christmas Song" are on more than one of these releases. C'mon, people, give us something new! Elton John has put out one Christmas song, and he wrote it! Yeah, "Wonderful Christmastime" by Paul McCartney isn't great, but at least it's not the same 12 songs. But get a song and beat it to death seems to be the mantra of Christmas music. Even a relatively new song, "Mary Did You Know" (originally recorded in 1991), has been recorded nearly 30 times over the last 25 years. Wowza. 3. Recognize the limited power of novelty songs. After two months of "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" you're probably ready to run the old blue-haired lady over yourself!! Novelty songs have a short shelf life (which is why you really need to appreciate the popularity and staying power of Homer & Jethro and Weird Al Yankovic, the respective country and pop rulers of parody), so they don't need to be programmed as much as 630 different versions of "Silver Bells." (I mention "Silver Bells" because I heard it as soon as I walked into a restaurant today.) So maybe we need to lighten up on the length of time we are force fed Christmas songs. And maybe we need a new song or 20 a year. Here's the Elton John holiday song, "Step Into Christmas" (which is cool because the normally shy lyricist Bernie Taupin makes an appearance at the end of the video):
Sound recording © 1973 This Record Company Ltd. • Administered by Warner Music Group Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin • Produced by Gus Dudgeon "Step in...
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@JolietJake (51012)
• United States
26 Nov 16
A take on an old classic...
You'd better watch out, I'm telling you why If you ain't careful you're gonna die Santa Claus is coming to kill you He's sharpening knives, he's loading his ...
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• United States
26 Nov 16
ROFLMAO Is this you? "H'yeah!"
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@JolietJake (51012)
• United States
26 Nov 16
@CoralLevang Yep, that be me
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• United States
26 Nov 16
@JolietJake First of all, you have great voice. And second, you are my favorite brand of sickness. "H'yeah!" The lounge lizard is great! When I was in bands, I would make up all kinds of new lyrics to sing for these stupid songs that everyone requested. When they were drunk at the dances, etc., it was the perfect time to drag them out, cuz they didn't listen. ROFLMAO
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@JohnRoberts (54196)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Nov 16
What! You don't want to hear All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth?
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@FourWalls (13294)
• United States
26 Nov 16
I prefer "All I Want for Christmas is My Upper Plate."
@amadeo (63855)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Maybe we need to go back to the original music.I disliked those silly one.I saw mommy kissing santa claus.get real. How about daddy kissing santa claus.Oh!all right I will behave. Maybe you can come up with a new one?
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• United States
26 Nov 16
The original music is some of the most over-played junk there is. Just because it is old or original does not make it likable or good. LOL
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
26 Nov 16
It is a shame that those tired old Christmas songs can get on our nerves, but they sure do!! Even the "new" Christmas songs do not delight.
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@skysnap (17819)
26 Nov 16
I came across some weird christmas dances.. on instagram.
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@celticeagle (117606)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Nov 16
Why don't we just have Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" for the Christmas season and call it good?
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@FourWalls (13294)
• United States
27 Nov 16
Your wish is my command:
"Santa Baby" was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City on October 6, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Reco...
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@FourWalls (13294)
• United States
27 Nov 16
Or we could have the Homer & Jethro version...
from a stack of old 45's I've had for years ... finally got around to digitizing everything - Copyrights belong to their respective owners, All Rights Reserved
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@Julie555 (2551)
27 Nov 16
I love old Christmas songs by Frank Sinatra
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@Hate2Iron (7700)
• Canada
26 Nov 16
The radio should begin featuring Christmas music early December... it's getting earlier and earlier!!
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Nov 16
You're absolutely right. Two many versions of the same songs.
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• Bournemouth, England
27 Nov 16
Shops at Christmas are now among the very few places in the UK where an old hit by Gary Glitter will get a public airing.
@marlina (72624)
• Canada
26 Nov 16
I can't stand hearing all that Chrismas music in the mall. Drives me nuts!