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Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« on: November 30, 2019, 10:51:36 pm »
It's time for that old Cauldron tradition of having a thread for griping about those cheesy, insipid, overplayed Christmas songs that make us want to get a copy on vinyl or CD for the sheer satisfaction of smashing it to bits. This is that thread!

This year, I haven't registered anything as especially irritating to me (I'm not sure if it's because I'm not getting out much, or because I'm doing especially well filtering it out), so I'll fall back on LyricFox's pet hate, which was a significant factor in these threads becoming a tradition on TC: Little Drummer Boy, as done by absolutely anyone.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 11:02:23 pm »
It's time for that old Cauldron tradition of having a thread for griping about those cheesy, insipid, overplayed Christmas songs that make us want to get a copy on vinyl or CD for the sheer satisfaction of smashing it to bits. This is that thread!



[Note: I really don't hate Michael Bublé or his Christmas music. Just thought that this would be the appropriate thread for this meme.]
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 03:42:17 pm »
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It's a two-way tie between "Mary Did You Know" and "The Christmas Shoes".   Those two musical black holes suck all of the joy right out of the season.
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 06:37:37 pm »
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That depressing classic - Blue Christmas...

Argg, just the first few notes and I'm running

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 02:13:43 am »
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"O Come, All Ye Faithful" and like LyricFox "Little Drummer Boy". Do not want.
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 02:28:07 am »
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Putting in a vote for that insipid, ear-worming hell-noise, Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time.

Heard it at the dollar store today and it has been stuck in my head ever since.
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 01:15:20 pm »
Putting in a vote for that insipid, ear-worming hell-noise, Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time.

Heard it at the dollar store today and it has been stuck in my head ever since.

If I'd put off posting until it was definitely after midnight MST on 1 Dec (which woulda meant until after midnight 2 Dec, as it turns out), I'd have kicked the thread off with that - somewhere along the way, I dunno how since I haven't been out in between then and now, that bit of vapidity has weaselled itself into my brain. Sir Paul's 'superpower' is his ability to construct extremely catchy pop; when he put that one together, he neglected to ask himself, 'Is this Using My Powers For Good?'

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 01:52:40 pm »
... Little Drummer Boy, as done by absolutely anyone.

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 06:55:53 pm »
"O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Eh, I like that one. But I detest 'And so this is Christmas' (or whatever its real title is). Because a saccharine guilt-trip and indifferent children's choir is just what I want to hear  :P

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 01:26:40 am »
It's time for that old Cauldron tradition of having a thread for griping about those cheesy, insipid, overplayed Christmas songs that make us want to get a copy on vinyl or CD for the sheer satisfaction of smashing it to bits. This is that thread!

This year, I haven't registered anything as especially irritating to me (I'm not sure if it's because I'm not getting out much, or because I'm doing especially well filtering it out), so I'll fall back on LyricFox's pet hate, which was a significant factor in these threads becoming a tradition on TC: Little Drummer Boy, as done by absolutely anyone.

What's yours?

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It will, always and forever, be a tie between "last christmas" by Wham! and "christmas shoes" by newsong.

Both will make me leave a store instantly. I'm currently engaged in "Whamageddon" where, if I hear the Wham version of Last Christmas, I lose. I didn't lose last year. I'm praying to all the gods I don't this year.

I also really find that glurge-y "Grown Up Christmas List" song particularly horrible, with it's tinkly 90s synth piano.

Oh! And I'm hating more and more the Michael Buble version of "Santa, Baby" where he straights it up with "Santa, Buddy." I can at least get behind "hey Santa get me nice stuff and I'll put out" . "Hey santa, get me really expensive nice stuff because we're bros and totes not gay" makes it so much worse.


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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 02:55:02 pm »


Oh! And I'm hating more and more the Michael Buble version of "Santa, Baby" where he straights it up with "Santa, Buddy." I can at least get behind "hey Santa get me nice stuff and I'll put out" . "Hey santa, get me really expensive nice stuff because we're bros and totes not gay" makes it so much worse.

I had never heard of this....so I had to go listen to it.  Um, yeah, that's sort of uncomfortable.
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 03:49:01 pm »
I had never heard of this....so I had to go listen to it.  Um, yeah, that's sort of uncomfortable.

It sounds it - I'm probably not going to be bothered to go listen to it, though (imagining it is bad enough).
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 03:35:12 am »
What's yours?

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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2019, 12:05:12 pm »
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Re: Your Most Hated Christmas Song, 2019 Edition
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2019, 03:04:27 pm »
But I detest 'And so this is Christmas' (or whatever its real title is).

'Happy Christmas (War is Over)'.

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