"The Christmas Shoes." It's the only Christmas song that I absolutely will not listen to, ever. Gawd, it's depressing!
It's totally on my list, too!
Hee, little boy too poor to buy his dying mother shoes so she can look pretty when she meets Jesus tonight? Not my idea of Christmas cheer. *stabbity*
And they made a MOVIE of it! A MOVIE! I just wanted to stab someone.
gotta agree with you on that - especially since it's based on a debunked urban legend.
not even urban legend, URBAN EMAIL SPAM GLURGE CRAP STORIES where they threaten you with dying unluck if you don't forward it to ALL YOU KNOW or the little walmart troll will come get you.
i ripped that story apart long before they wrote a shitty song about it. that is the Worst Song EVAR.
This year, Jingle Bell Rock has been following me EVERYWHERE.
But I think Santa Baby has to be on my list.
I'd say the Christmas Date Rape Song - Baby It's Cold Outside - but I actually like to sing it. If it wasn't so creepy in its lyrical content, it'd be a nice song!
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY.
Christmas Date Rape Song
Ok, that was funny as hell. I just laughed right out loud in the kitchen. :D
But it IS!! It's a Christmas song about date rape!!!
Also, the movie of Christmas Shoes starred ROB LOWE which is NEVER NOT FUNNY.
Rob Lowe, star of THE CHRISTMAS SHOES and also ATOMIC TRAIN.
This guy needs a new agent.
Jingle Bell Rock. it follows you too? i so get this. every time it starts i have this momentary nightmare flash that it'll be stuck and all that will play is "Jingle bell jingle bell jingle bell rock *SKERP*.. Jingle bell jingle bell jingle bell rock..." ad nauseum. emphasis on the nauseum.
i have no idea where this comes from.
Jingle bloody Bell effing Rock—DIE DIE DIE. Winter Wonderland. FROSTY. The Christmas Shoes. Blue Christmas. Grandma Got Run Over By a Crap Song. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (esp. the Bruce Springsteen as-long-as-fucking-STAIRWAY version). I Saw Mommy Kissing Some Git in a Red Suit.
Really, just about anything but the very old and creaky hymn type songs will drive me crazy after a second listen any holiday season. I don't even like freaking Rudolph.
We hardly EVER listen to the radio, but we had XM satellite in the car we rented last weekend, and we got the Bruce Springsteen "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", which, OMG. (Although when he starts cracking up at the end? Hilarious.)
I'm not *positive* it lasts as long as Stairway, and it's nowhere near as entertaining as Stairway, but omg sooooooo long. *hands over ears!* XM Satellite Radio, however, is AWESOME. :D
Satellite Radio has A BROADWAY CHANNEL!! (We flip around a LOT, though, between Elvis and Frank Sinatra and 80s and New Wave and Rock and Country (looking for Johnny Cash) and the Broadway channel when I can get it.)
I was thinking about you the other day.. my mother is going to see Les Miserables for the first time. I'm just all giddy and excited for her.
I second you on the Springsteen thing, that just goes on and on and on and I find myself eyeing up obstacles on the side of the road that I could drive into just to make it stop.
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee my SHOW. \o/ I hope she loves it. :D
My bit on the side James May feels the same way about The Archers. It comes on the radio and he starts planning the best way to crash. You should come over and have quality time w/ us at some point. :D
When I get my teleporter I totally will! *smishes*
1) Christmas Shoes
2) All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
3) Christmas Shoes
4) Chipmunks Christmas song
5) Christmas Shoes
Pretty much anything with lyrics written after 1850 is on my hated list.
I make room for a couple of modern additions but generally speaking if they don't make me think of hymnals and candles they're not on my "love" list.
So.. I'm pretty much out of TV to watch.. should I start Merlin?
but generally speaking if they don't make me think of hymnals and candles they're not on my "love" list.
Me too. I'm generally not at all religious, and am, of course, Jewish now, but all my favorite Christmas songs are very religious.
should I start Merlin?
Well, do you like silliness? Do you like pretty boys who are in love with each other? Do you like Anthony Stewart Head? Do you like most blatant gay subtext ever seen on TV? Do you like sweet, strong, interesting fem-slashy women? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should definitely give it a try.
ugh ugh ugh christmas songs. never was the phrase "fuck that noise" more apropos.
i was pretty sure that i had posted this question as a top five once upon a time, and i had to go back and see what i said about it then. from december 1, 2005:
1. santa baby, no matter who's singing. I. HATE. THIS. SONG. this song makes me want to rip my ears off. seriously.
2. anything involving morning show hosts and parodies. THANK YOU, NOT FUNNY, MOVE ON.
3. little drummer boy. okay, so last year, this got a pass because of "in excelsis deo", which is a really excellent episode of west wing. but i heard this in a mall in the middle of november, and it has been stuck in my head ever since, and SO OFFICIALLY IT LOSES AT EVERYTHING, TOBY OR NO.
4. "all i want for christmas is you". redeemed somewhat by love, actually, but not really. all i want for christmas is a million dollars, okay? not you.
5. insert your standard top 40 remake of something classic here. i guarantee you: you all suck.
i have since backed off on "all i want for christmas is you" because of an excellent version of it i heard live last week, but the rest still stand. AND ALSO "THE CHRISTMAS SHOES".
all i want for christmas is you". redeemed somewhat by love, actually, but not really.
Annnnnnnnnnnnd now I will be watching Love, Actually. Again.
Never liked any version of "Jingle Bell Rock"
"Grandma got run over by a Reinder"..... Just. Yuk.
I have never heard The Christmas Shoes. After reading the comments, I think I am glad about that. O_o
The Little Drummer Boy is the one I can't stand. It's so slow and plodding and argh. I have to admit Silent Night is also pretty annoying to me. Most of the kiddy songs grate on my nerves, too.
They pulled out the eggnog and the bourbon and spent five hours trying to put the decals on the Millenium Falcon the right way up
And this is why I love you. One of the reasons, anyway. That made me laugh SO HARD.
I know, doesn't Little Drummer Boy just got on and on and on and ON and ON? I've been listening to Christmas songs in the car with TBD in the mornings but I have to change it if that one comes on because it takes up the whole ride and never gets boppy enough for her to bounce along.
And Molly? My mom totally did that with the Millenium Falcon. She bought it for my brother and didn't realize that the decals didn't already come on it. They'd finished putting together my dollhouse with the spiral staircase and everything and then went to put together Greg's present and saw that it was just blank gray plastic. My mom said her heart sank and she just topped off the eggnog and got to work. And not only that but the decals were the kind you have to dip in water and apply with tweezers.
They kept getting drunker and drunker and the decals got more and more crooked and I think some of them were on upside down and Greg and I never noticed, we loved that thing. Being a kid is wonderful and great but being a parent is kinda awesome sometimes too. :)
Christmas in Kilarny must die.
The version of your #1
song done by Gwen Stefani (and pretty much any song of hers after she left No Doubt).
I do have to say that I still love the Drifters version of White Christmas. That will always be a favorite, I think. And it's Irving Berlin for cripes sake - classic.
I keep forgetting about Christmas in Kilarny, and then when I remember I have to stop myself from clawing my ears off. Yeesh.
I actually like White Christmas enough to listen to just about anyone do it. Except Neil Diamond, because that's just not even funny.
I've said it before, I'll say it again: Mariah, put some clothes on, sit down, and shut the fuck up. - have I said, today, that I love you? I'd propose if we weren't both, you know, already married to other people and all that.
In the UK there are approximately 7,304,302,987 covers of "Last Christmas". I am of the opinion that anyone who has ever sung it, even in a drunken stupor at a karaoke bar, should be taken naked out into a cold, wet Glasgow night and beaten to death with half a haggis. And then immolated.
... not that I HATE IT or anything. *twitch*
Wow. That was... wow. You *really* hate that song. I mean, I dislike some songs but I've never hated one enough to beat someone with an organ meat. :D
Actually, that's a lie. I totally hate that country song about a guy who crashes a vintage Corvette and gets saved by the ghost of the guy who used to own it. I hate it enough to beat someone with a headcheese. Because he crashed a vintage Corvette. He deserves what he gets.
If ST gets hit by a bus I'm packin' my bags and movin' in with you. :)
i'm going to put two on your list that aren't mentioned yet:
1. Christmas Eve in Washington. WTF? how many syllables can we possibly cram into a single line? i can't stand it!! the writing! the music! is sooo. bad...
2. but my most hateous song (tied only with Christmas Shoes) is the Christmas version of Pachelbel's Canon in D. they took crappy stupid kiddy voices and added crappy stupid lyrics. "all is bright all is right on this merry christmas night!" or some such. oh for the love of the sweet baby jeebus in his holy golden diaper! stick FORKS in my EARS! ANYTHING! but just MAKE IT STOP!
1. The Christmas Shoes
2. The Little Drummer Boy
3. Most of the current crop of top 40 covers of classics from the 40s and 50s.
4 and 5. Anything by Celine Dion omf she's even had her irritating nasal voice all over War is Over or So This Is Christmas or whatever it's called fucking hell make her STOP!
But this is where I must confess that I really do enjoy me some I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas, so, you know, you can unfriend me now.
I can't believe this thread got 35 comments in and no one thought to say how much they love the old Christmas standard, "Dick in a Box."
Hell, I'm going to listen to that right . . . now.
i'll have to go with you on this - they can suck it.
after all the years in Applehell where the music would start 2 days before thanksgiving. *sigh* the holiday beat down. lol
OOOHHH... I have something to add!
Anyone who goes around while christmas shopping and sings along to the songs can bite me.
a. fuck you.
b. you can't sing
c. this is Walmart, not Karaoke night at the holiday inn.
d. shut up before i shove your light up christmas sweater in your mouth ball gag style.
e. happy holidays!
*whew i feel better*
""pulled out the eggnog and the bourbon and spent five hours trying to put the decals on the Millenium Falcon""
This. This I have actually been a part of. Vodka + 9,999 stickers that require a pair of tweezers and mad award winning "Operation" hands skilz.
This was a me and Nancy thing back in the C'Burg days, waaayyy too much fun.