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I had groceries and other necessities to buy today, and was sure that in the process I'd be sufficiently irked by something that it'd give me a starter for this thread - but no one was playing Christmas music, as far as I could tell. Another weird COVID shortage?

No such luck here :(

At the moment, what irks me is not so much a specific song as the insipid muzak covers that I hear being played. Can we have some real choirs and pipe organs please? (Despite not being Christian, I much prefer carols to poop holiday music.)
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Witchcraft, Hoodoo, and Folk Magic / Re: Tigereye
« Last post by sevensons on Today at 06:13:21 pm »
Thulite for opening up your psychic third eye I get good visions with this one if you can work out the vision you could have a healthy life
Been having a lot of fun with my mystic eye. is the will of the people realy just kept in a folder what you can do with stationery.
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I might have said this in previous years, but Paul McCartney%u2019s Wonderful Christmas Time regularly makes worst Christmas songs lists and I agree. I%u2019ve recently seen people praising his sense of irony and savvy, but this edgy opinion will not win me over. It came on the radio on 1st December and I had an extreme reaction. NO.

Am I the only one who grew up thinking he sang about Zippy having a wonderful Christmas time?
I swear I expected the music video to feature a character from Rainbow
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Social Discussion Forums / Re: Recently Blogged
« Last post by Kylara on Today at 12:51:30 pm »
It's a tricky one, isn't it?  I like your closing thought about resilience, and I'm grateful you included it because it's really pertinent to me right now (as I'm sure it is for a lot of folks).

I've posted to my blog for the first time in ages, really just to say why I've not posted in ages!  (Couldn't seem to manage a K post.)

The year I did alphabet blogging I did keys and killing for K...doing a quick scan of other years, k is definitely an underused letter in my titles (though I do have one on Keeping focus)

Kaleidoscope was the first word that came to my mind in reading your dilema, and I have to thank you as it led me to my new post ( https://musinghouse.home.blog/2020/11/30/a-million-colours-shining/ ) with my realising that ( not just on blogs but also here in the cauldron ) the first and most prominent thing I get to see is also most important - everyone's wonderful personalities. It gave me a chance to just say how wonderful all the blogs and caring personalities online are.

This is a lovely post...I agree, most of the time when reading (both blogs and also online posts of any kind), I often have no clue what people actually look like.  The great thing is..it doesn't matter!  I agree, personality is a beautiful thing.

This week I wrote a bit about Distance Gifting.  It's so weird, the things people get upset about.  I've seen a few different posts now moaning about how Christmas won't be the same, or "how do we explain to the kids that Santa isn't transmitting Covid" *sigh 
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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?

Sunflower

Two winter-themed metal albums:





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I might have said this in previous years, but Paul McCartney%u2019s Wonderful Christmas Time regularly makes worst Christmas songs lists and I agree. I%u2019ve recently seen people praising his sense of irony and savvy, but this edgy opinion will not win me over. It came on the radio on 1st December and I had an extreme reaction. NO.

+1 absolutely horrid song. Horrible synths, horrible choir, horrible everything. When someone has to defend a song by saying, "Oh but he's being ironic", that's pretty weak stuff. Also unbearable are "the Christmas Shoes" and Gloria Estefan's "Christmas Through Your Eyes". I also strongly dislike classics being mangled by histrionic divas like Christina Aguilera or autotuned hacks like Michael Buble (I call him "auto-croon").
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So my first question, for all those participating--and I hope that's everyone!--is: Where in the world are you?

Ah, yay for UAN! A bright spot in my year (is that irony?) I’ll only manage the evening this time, as health hasn’t been great and work doesn’t stop (I think I’ll only get the 25th and the 1st off this year), but I look forward to poking into chat from London, UK.
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What's yours?

I might have said this in previous years, but Paul McCartney%u2019s Wonderful Christmas Time regularly makes worst Christmas songs lists and I agree. I%u2019ve recently seen people praising his sense of irony and savvy, but this edgy opinion will not win me over. It came on the radio on 1st December and I had an extreme reaction. NO.
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What are your favorite musical antidotes to overplayed Christmas glurge?

As expected of me in this thread every year...

Fairytale of New York.



There, now the festive season can start. :D

(By the way, this song was a lot more fun when it wasn’t horribly overplayed at this time of year, at least in the UK. I still love it for nostalgic reasons all the same.)
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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!


It's not as overplayed as many ( though one year I seemed to switch on the radio every time it came on ) but may all time worst christmas song has to be - Blue Christmas
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