Sunday, December 17, 2006

Silent Night

Top Ten Least Favorite Secular Holiday Songs
(There are so many, it's hard to know where to begin)

1. We Need A Little Christmas - by Percy Faith. It's so watered down compared to the Angela Lansbury version from Mame.
2. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. I hated this song long before my son started asking me uncomfortable questions about it.
3. All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth. Not even having children of my own can convince me this song is cute in any way, shape, or form.
4. Santa Baby. Don't like it when Eartha Kitt sings it, like it even less when Madonna sings it.
5. Any tear-jerking holiday song which exists only to make you sad at Christmas. Examples are that song about the Christmas cat that had Canadians in tears a few years ago and that one about the little boy who wants to get his dying mother a new pair of shoes for Christmas. If you want to be depressed about the holidays just read Hans Christian Andersen's Little Matchstick Girl.
6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Maybe it's just me but I find this song to be as irritating as I find Frosty endearing.
7. Little Saint Nick - the Beach Boys. Misguided holiday classic wannabe. Radio stations should stop playing it.
8. Destination Christmas songs like Christmas in Killarney or Christmas in the Caribbean do nothing for me. Maybe if I were Irish or taking a cruise this Christmas (like some people I know!).
9. Any Christmas song by the Chipmunks. Again, not cute!
10. If I were a Carpenter - by Bobby Darin. What's that you say? This isn't a Christmas song at all? Then why is it on my "Crooners at Christmas" CD? It's not even the last song on the album, a space filler as it were, no, it's number seven!

song: Silent Night

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about "All I Want for Christmas is You"? I can't stand that one, and the holiday radio station seems to taunt me with it at least once an hour.