Yes, I hold to the strict conviction that the yuletide tunes shouldn't be played until AFTER Thanksgiving. Come Black Friday though, crank them up to a holiday 11.
Well, crank most of them.
Jeannette has 93.9 on almost all day with the Christmas music (the only time 93.9 is EVER listened to by either of us, just want to clarify that). The nonstop Christmas variety of music is awesome...usually. There are some that are like an ensemble of hands down a huge chalkboard. This is where daddy steps in and hits the power button to red.
These are my despised Christmas songs:
- #5 - Jingle Bells, sung by anyone. I'm not a Scrooge. I'm just saying that some songs get old. The only redeeming thing about this song is singing it with Baylee because she enjoys it. If she's not around - music off!
- #4 - Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. Please leave musical humor to Weird Al.
- #3 - Anything on the Justin Bieber Christmas album. Enough said.
- #2 - Santa Baby, by Madonna. Not sure why but this song becomes more and more annoying to me as the years go on. I'm cool with Madonna, but ugh...so bad.
- #1 - Last Christmas, by Wham. Why do you say? Simple...BECAUSE IT'S BY WHAM!!! If that isn't enough (which it should be), because he sounds so annoyingly whiny backed up by a horrible version of 80's pop that is only slightly worse then their dorky haircuts.
There are certain Christmas albums I go to, more than just songs. I try to get at least one new Christmas album every year, of which this year's was Phil Wickham's. But these are my go-to albums during the Christmas season:
- #5 - Christmas, by Rebecca St James. This is out of left field, I know. Really can't even remember when I discovered it, probably through youth group. But it is really an excellent album. I like it because it's a little rockier than most Christmas stuff that is out there.
- #4 - A Charlie Brown Christmas album, by theVince Guaraldi Trio. Classic instrumental music from one of the best Christmas specials of all time.
- #3 - The Christmas Song album, by Nat King Cole. Nat's voice is so unique, rich, and powerful. This album never gets old, it could just be on repeat all of December and I'd be happy.
- #2 - The first Very Special Christmas album. Take away the horrible Santa Baby by Madonna and maybe the Pointer Sister's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and you'd have a near perfect holiday album. Come on...Bruce, Sting, U2, Mellencamp, Segar, Stevie Nicks, and even Run DMC! If CD's could be worn out, I'd need a new copy of this every few years.
- #1 - Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby & David Bowie. In the video, everything that happens up to the point they start singing is so incredibly cheesy. But once they start...so good. Classic.
What's your least favorite Christmas songs? What's your favorite?