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Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« on: December 11, 2017, 07:24:20 pm »
And, as has been repeatedly demonstrated over the years, we can't have a Most Hated Christmas Songs thread without also having a thread for posting the songs you use to drive out the hated-song earworms.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 09:30:43 pm »
And, as has been repeatedly demonstrated over the years, we can't have a Most Hated Christmas Songs thread without also having a thread for posting the songs you use to drive out the hated-song earworms.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

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Mannheim Steamroller! It's the cheesiest stupidest thing ever, but I'm a sucker for awful synth music, and it hits me right in the nostalgias.




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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 10:33:02 pm »
What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

Since I was a teenager obsessed with John Constantine, I've loved "Fairytale of New York," by the Pogues. Warning: this contains some homophobic and misogynist slurs, but I'm still very fond of it as a bittersweet celebration of the holiday.



More recently, I've enjoyed the late Queen song "A Winter's Tale." It's very poignant to me. This isn't technically a Christmas song--just a song celebrating how pretty it looks when winter arrives in a town the narrator loves. But--close enough.

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 12:30:26 am »
And, as has been repeatedly demonstrated over the years, we can't have a Most Hated Christmas Songs thread without also having a thread for posting the songs you use to drive out the hated-song earworms.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

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There's a very silly song I love by a kind of obscure but kind of internet famous act called Steam Powered Giraffe. Their gimmick is that they're all musical vaudeville robots. I used to really love their stuff and how silly it was. Haven't listened too much recently, but here's their "Yulemas" show song, of which no good recordings exist.


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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 12:23:14 pm »
Mannheim Steamroller! It's the cheesiest stupidest thing ever, but I'm a sucker for awful synth music, and it hits me right in the nostalgias.



I love that one! And pretty much the whole album.

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 12:31:15 pm »
There's a very silly song I love by a kind of obscure but kind of internet famous act called Steam Powered Giraffe. Their gimmick is that they're all musical vaudeville robots. I used to really love their stuff and how silly it was. Haven't listened too much recently, but here's their "Yulemas" show song, of which no good recordings exist.


I love SPG. They're awesome.

My antidote (and nowhere a new song but new to me) is "What is Christmas?" By Trans Siberian Orchestra. It's the ultimate bah humbug song without being awful.





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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 07:15:46 pm »
What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

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One of my personal faves is Il Est Ne Le Devin Enfant, especially up-tempo versions:

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I quite like anything with a cappella choir, if it's an adult choir (it's all about that bass).

Also, a Silent Monks Hallelujah Chorus is always good for a laugh:
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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 07:19:51 pm »
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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs, 2017 Edition
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 08:51:42 am »
My antidote (and nowhere a new song but new to me) is "What is Christmas?" By Trans Siberian Orchestra. It's the ultimate bah humbug song without being awful.



Lyricfox and I love just about all of Trans Siberian Orchestra's Christmas albums. Wonderful music.
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