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Christmas Songs

It seems like people either like Christmas songs or they hate Christmas songs. I'm actually one of those peoples that hates them. I think I've pin-pointed when my hatred of Christmas songs began. I'm pretty sure when I was a kid I used to like them until one year I got my very first radio for Christmas. It was a happy time. My brother and I both got one. We had never had a radio of our own before we always had to listen to mom's oldies on her radio so we didn't really know how much of a variety of music there was out there. I remember plugging it in and searching for radio stations. I found one! Oh it's Christmas songs let's see what else we have. Here's another one oh it's another Christmas song. We sat there going through station after station trying to find something other than Christmas songs playing. I don't think we ever found one that wasn't playing Christmas songs. I wanted to hear some normal music dammit. I tried later that night before going to bed but alas nothing but Christmas songs. It seemed days before stations stopped playing Christmas songs and I was able to enjoy my Christmas present. I think from then on I didn't like Christmas songs. I get annoyed when I'm forced to listen to Christmas music in stores and especially when I'm put on hold when I'm on the phone and they're playing Christmas music as their hold music. arrgh stoopid Christmas music

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  1. wow... sounds like someone has a case of the 'mondays'.

    1. footnoted from 'http://www.bottlingupthecrazy.blogspot.com/'

    *snicker*

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  2. It's not actually the day that counts as the "Mondays", it's the feeling. The feeling that you are walking into The Pit of Despair with a hangover and the Devil has been gargling lemon juice to make sure his shrill barkings can be heard loud and clear - that's kinda like the "Mondays".

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  3. What about "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"? You don't hate that one, too, do you? That's totally my favorite.

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  4. Atually, I like the "beer in a tree" song even though I don't like beer...

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  5. i crossposted this in my livejournal and i got this comment:
    "Down with Christmas songs. I saw an article about it recently, "They either put you into a shopping spree trance, or drive you batty," was the gist of it. I don't really shop much, so I go batty.

    There's traditional christmas songs, redone modern style, all annoying. But there should be a special place in hell for people who play that "Grandma got ran over by a reindeer" song overnover."

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  6. Over and over isn't a good idea, but once in a while is good. Hell is ANYTHING over and over.

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  7. Hell is "Sleigh Ride"--ask any Horn player.
    Serra

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  8. Moe again - Sure I'll sign up soon, I promise. My dislike of the Holiday songs is really those with the religious theme. "O' Holy Night", "Silent Night" and "We Three Kings" and the like grate on the nerves more so than "Frosty the Snowman" or "I was Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".

    Last year my 18 year old son introduced me to Trans-Siberian Orchestra's ~ "Carol of the Bells" and I could not hear it enough. It is kinda like Metallica meets the London Symphony Orchestra (oh wait, they did that..) but I really enjoyed the new twist on the old classics.

    Moe's two cents.

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  9. Oh yah i remember hearing them a couple years ago and actually did like them. I always forget what their name is. So I guess I don't hate ALL Christmas songs just 99% of them.

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  10. mmm.. trans-siberian railroad and manheim steamroller are two of my favorite christmas tune generators.

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  11. I correct myself--Hell is being put opposite a children's author at an art show and having the show promoter crank the carols in the background to get them over the incessant whistling on his CD.

    Serra

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