December 25, 2007

Three Worst Christmas Songs

TAC is supposed to be on vacation but can't stop having tiresome opinions. Listening to the radio this week lead me to this list:

The Three Worst Christmas Songs Ever

1. Holly, Jolly Christmas -- Far and away the worst. A very annoying song sung by Burl Ives, a very annoying person.

2. O Holy Night -- I've heard this song a thousand times and still can't figure out the melody.

3. The Little Drummer Boy -- Not just bad, interminable. Not just interminable, ubiquitous.

Other Christmas song opinions

~ Up and Coming: Although first performed by Judy Galrand in Meet Me In St Louis (1944), Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane), seemed by unofficial count to be the most played Christmas song this year (ASCAP says it is number 3.) And if you haven't heard the James Taylor version, download it now.

~ The Power of Simplicity: White Christmas (Irving Berlin) has exactly 8 lines of lyrics.

~ The Other King: Sounds to these ears like Elvis's "Blue Christmas" was recorded at the same session as "One Night With You." Listen to the band, the guitar riff, and the backing vocals.


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