Bah!

Just in case there’s anybody out there who still doesn’t think I’m a terrible person, I have something to tell you. I don’t like Christmas music. I enjoy the holiday itself. I love spending time with family and friends, and, as previously mentioned, I love eggnog. But Christmas music… I don’t know. It’s just so repetitive. I get tired of being told what someone I’ll never meet wants for Christmas, even when it’s just peace on earth and snow and roasted chestnuts.
That’s the other thing. Nobody roasts chestnuts anymore or hangs mistletoe, instead favoring plastic and painted styrofoam. Maybe people still go on sleigh rides, in the few places that still see significant snowfall. So, for the most part, these songs are no longer really relevant. They exist as sort of a memory of another time seen as romantic, when in fact if we were transported back to such a time we would be aghast at the lack of electronics and pain-free dentistry.
Here is another example of those posts in which I have no idea how I got from point A to point B.

3 comments:

Jen said...

joel, i promise i'm not trying to copy you. i just did a post on christmas songs. But if we didn't have those songs, what would we sing about? Electronics and greed. You did remind me of another song i don't like--that two front teeth one is suck city.

Jar said...

Joel, I apparently haven't had you listen to "Dear Santa" by Sean Morey.. I think you'd like that one. Very cynical.

Kaitlyn said...

Maybe you should check out the blog entitled Christmas Music Everyday, written by KROQ's Bean Baxter of the Kevin and Bean show. Really good, non-traditional holiday music.

http://clydetombaugh.typepad.com/christmas_music_everyday/