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Author Topic: Music: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition  (Read 2120 times)

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2017, 06:27:32 pm »
What's yours?

It will always be the Little damn Drummer Boy.
The tune is annoying, the story is bad glurge, and it presents a version of the Nativity that isn't just counter-Scriptural, it completely contradicts the whole point of Jesus being born in humble circumstances and the theology that depends on his having incarnated as a poor, oppressed person and coming into leadership as a relatively unknown outsider.

Instead, there's a line around the block of people all wanting to come worship him and shower him with riches and who already believe he's a king and a Messiah and a God, such that a small child would feel ashamed at not being able to bring this obscure, unknown, poor infant in a feeding trough something fancy. There's no mystery, no development, no discovery, and no merit in Jesus based in his deeds or his teachings, just people deifying him from birth. For the sake of glurge, we get an alternate-reality Jesus who grows up wealthy and adulated and bowed-down-to and who everyone knows is divine, which wrecks the whole rest of the Gospel story and makes it completely incoherent. Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum.
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2017, 10:48:46 pm »
What's yours?

All of them.

Just... all of them. With the possible exception of The Ramones.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2017, 12:13:18 am »



What's yours?

Got a new addition this year - heard it earlier tonight. While I've never particularly liked or hated "I saw mommy kissing santa Claus" this version had a grown-ass man affecting a "widdle boy" falsetto to sing it and it was CREEPY.

Do not like.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2017, 10:02:17 am »

Got a new addition this year - heard it earlier tonight. While I've never particularly liked or hated "I saw mommy kissing santa Claus" this version had a grown-ass man affecting a "widdle boy" falsetto to sing it and it was CREEPY.

Do not like.

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+1...especially if the "singer" was Spike Jones.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2017, 12:06:40 pm »
+1...especially if the "singer" was Spike Jones.

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Ugh, I absolutely hate his version of All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth! It's just irritating. That little whistle on every "s" is one of the things that irks me most about some people's speech patterns, and it's all over the place in that song. It has the same effect people chewing their food too loud on me- I just wanna scream.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2017, 12:17:20 pm »
Ugh, I absolutely hate his version of All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth! It's just irritating. That little whistle on every "s" is one of the things that irks me most about some people's speech patterns, and it's all over the place in that song. It has the same effect people chewing their food too loud on me- I just wanna scream.
+1 & another +1 to that!

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2017, 12:30:23 am »
+1...especially if the "singer" was Spike Jones.

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YES IT WAS!

Ughhhhhhh that horrid little giggle at the beginning makes my flesh crawl.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2017, 06:35:54 am »
YES IT WAS!

Ughhhhhhh that horrid little giggle at the beginning makes my flesh crawl.

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Glad we see eye to eye on that. OTOH I think that the Jackson 5 make the very best of what is otherwise a very bad song with their version:



(And, of course, when this was sung Michael legitimately was still a kid!)
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2017, 10:46:40 am »
YES IT WAS!

Ughhhhhhh that horrid little giggle at the beginning makes my flesh crawl.

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And Guess What came on the radio literally as soon as I sat down in the car to go to church?

Station changed immediately, of course.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2017, 08:37:25 pm »
That lil gem can only be out-schmaltzed by its insipid...

Well now, that was even more annoying than the original version.  Bleh!
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2017, 11:24:47 pm »
And Guess What came on the radio literally as soon as I sat down in the car to go to church?

Station changed immediately, of course.

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Whoops sorry for jinxing it

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2017, 11:15:31 pm »
Whoops sorry for jinxing it

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Double post but - was in Walmart this morning, and I hear the beginning chords of Last Christmas - the Justin Bieber version (of course he has a version >_>) - and began heading for the door when, as soon as the singing started, the song immediately switched to something else.

Bless you, whoever was in charge of the tunes.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2017 Edition
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2017, 04:50:47 am »
Double post but - was in Walmart this morning, and I hear the beginning chords of Last Christmas - the Justin Bieber version (of course he has a version >_>) - and began heading for the door when, as soon as the singing started, the song immediately switched to something else.

Bless you, whoever was in charge of the tunes.

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Wait... he has a version?  Madness!  Strangely, our store has yet to start playing Christmas music.  We're still playing the modern tunes.   Last year we had one short soundtrack of Christmas songs that played on repeat and nearly made all of us insane!  So, I would have to say that that entire soundtrack is on my hate list~

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