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Author Topic: Music: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs  (Read 1680 times)

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Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« on: December 17, 2016, 12:34:50 pm »
We've already had a few of them mentioned in the thread, but it occurred to me that perhaps they could do with their own thread.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 12:43:09 pm »
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We've already had a few of them mentioned in the thread, but it occurred to me that perhaps they could do with their own thread.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

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Anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but particularly Christmas Eve/Sarajevo or Wizards in Winter.
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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 01:43:08 pm »
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We've already had a few of them mentioned in the thread, but it occurred to me that perhaps they could do with their own thread.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

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Whenever I get a glurgy XMas song stuck in my head, I have a tendency to counteract by singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" out loud... though this does annoy everyone else in the room.
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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2016, 01:45:12 am »
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What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?


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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2016, 08:53:28 am »
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Anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but particularly Christmas Eve/Sarajevo or Wizards in Winter.


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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 10:39:25 am »
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We've already had a few of them mentioned in the thread, but it occurred to me that perhaps they could do with their own thread.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

Sunflower


A few anti anti Christmas songs.

The old Half Man Half Biscuit classic "It's Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas".

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxqQtUQErhQ[/video]

For a long time this was my main goto on the subject. But very recently a challenger has appeared. My new favourite band Fightmilk and their "It's Only Christmas (Cheer Up You Moody Prick).

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2016, 06:08:28 pm »
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I have a tendency to counteract by singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" out loud... though this does annoy everyone else in the room.


I also use the strategy of listening to carols I actually like, that are somewhat obscure. is a favorite. Also the Sussex carol.

That said, I try to avoid retail stores as much as possible during December, to limit exposure in the first place.

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 01:22:30 pm »
Quote from: SunflowerP;200150
We've already had a few of them mentioned in the thread, but it occurred to me that perhaps they could do with their own thread.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

Sunflower

 
Last week at the office, before production break, my friend and supervisor would play Christmas songs out loud because the majority of our team does in fact enjoy them. (Before you think of her as a sadist, she played the Muppets, and Run-DMC in there, so she has a sense of humour.)

Anyway, I masked em the same way I do if I have to go shopping in the month of December: loud shit. Mostly industrial.

This does mean that I wound up playing over , which made the whole thing weirdly sinister. Like JT's about to eat some orphans or something.

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2016, 06:19:00 pm »
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This does mean that I wound up playing over , which made the whole thing weirdly sinister. Like JT's about to eat some orphans or something.


Nothing sinister 'bout Puppy in wintertime.  Caught their live gigs in '14 and '15, both in December.  This winter seems a little less cold without 'em.
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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2016, 10:42:40 pm »
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Nothing sinister 'bout Puppy in wintertime.  Caught their live gigs in '14 and '15, both in December.  This winter seems a little less cold without 'em.

 
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The sinister feeling must have come from Lance Bass' cold dead eyes, I guess.

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2016, 03:06:54 pm »
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We've already had a few of them mentioned in the thread, but it occurred to me that perhaps they could do with their own thread.

What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

Sunflower

 
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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2016, 03:29:10 pm »
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What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

 
This is going to sound like I've hit the eggnog too hard, but the 90s advertising jingle for Bagel Bites is both trapped in my head and has evicted all the annoying Christmas tunes.

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Re: Antidotes to hated Christmas songs
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2016, 06:16:08 pm »
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This is going to sound like I've hit the eggnog too hard, but the 90s advertising jingle for Bagel Bites is both trapped in my head and has evicted all the annoying Christmas tunes.

♬♫ Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at suppertiiiiiime ♬♫
♬♫ When pizza's on a bagel, you can have PIZZA ANYTIIIIIME ♬♫

Please send help. :whis:


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