I second "Santa Baby", but I'll add "This Christmas"! Good God, that's overplayed every year.
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1) There was one hideously depressing one we had to do in high school chorus. The chorus teacher that year wanted desperately to marry this composer/arranger guy; consequently we did *everything* he wrote. So here we'd be, doing a holiday concert at a retirement home, with this horrible thing about "it doesn't seem like Christmas without a Christmas tree ... without stockings hung by fireside ... without little ones to see...". And these poor old folks parked in this rest home would be weeping. Bimbo chorus teacher thought it was wonderful how *moving* it all was.
2) Anything with a sucky alto line. The first & second sopranos get the bouncy fun part. We get: "Ding, ding." "Hey." (*pause*) "Hee-hee-hee." "Ding, ding" "Right." Name that tune, anyone? Y'all know it!
Had to switch the radio station at work because they had peppered in Christmas songs with their normal playlist. Let me add "Snoopy's Christmas", the follow-up to "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron", by the Royal Guardsmen.
Let me also add the instrumental (original) version of "Sleigh Ride" where they make musical instruments sound like horse trotting (and the bit at the end where they imitate a horse neighing). I hate that.
Let me also also add "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". I'll spare you the gigantic rant I made about it on Facebook, but suffice it to say that if you really think about it, it's creepy and not cute (like I assume it was intended).
I guess what I'm saying is, I really don't like Christmas songs much.
It's good to know that I'm not the only one who hates the 'Christmas Shoes' song.
My real peeve with Christmas songs is not the songs themselves, but the stations that play them. Locally, there are at least three FM stations that change their format as early as before Thanksgiving to play the same 30-40 holiday songs over and over and over again 24/7. It's one of the reasons why I got XM radio. So what happens? They do the same thing and remove the big band and love channels for holiday songs. I don't get that; they have to have a channel or two that isn't being used, why turn over an active channel?
It's not that I'm not in a festive mood. I like to listen to holiday songs once in a while. Repeat: ONCE IN A WHILE. Not every minute of every hour of every day for nearly a month and half straight. I like to think I'm not being a grinch and am not the only one who gets annoyed by this kind of thing every year.
Originally posted by Mr. BoffoLet me also also add "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". I'll spare you the gigantic rant I made about it on Facebook, but suffice it to say that if you really think about it, it's creepy and not cute (like I assume it was intended).
No, and my old job didn't either. I did back in my retail days (Boston Market and Yankee Candle), and I'm not sure which was worse... mind you, the latter job was just during Christmas. Although my last office trumps them all.