You know, there are some Christmas songs I just can't abide. Hopefully, that doesn't make me a Scrooge, but you know there are a few that you turn off as quickly as they come on the radio. Here are my top 3 Christmas songs to avoid:
3. "Do you Hear What I Hear?" I'm with the song until we get to the part where "a child, a child..shivers in the cold...let us bring him silver and gold..." How about a blanket? Not only does the tune irritate me, but the lyrics--both the repetition of them and the stupidity of that line in particular make me cringe.
2. "The Christmas Shoes" Good heavens, this song is depressing. The only reason it's not number one is that I'll at least give them a little credit for the redemption of the narrator of the song. Still, grungy boy buying shoes for his dying mama on Christmas Eve? That makes the middle part of It's a Wonderful Life look cheerful.
1. "Same Old Lang Syne" Please explain to me the popularity of this song. Let's run into an old lover who's NOT married happily and have a six pack of beer in a parking lot on Christmas Eve. Ugh. Way to bring down my Christmas cheer, Dan Fogelberg. Pandora, don't you even think about throwing that one in with all of my Big Band/New Orleans Christmas music!
So, what about you? Any songs you'd like to ban? Oh, and be sure to tune in tomorrow for my faves.