To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The End of Tolerance

I love Christmas... especially the music! I really want to start listening to it in July, but I usually hold off until at least October.

And, after Thanksgiving "the KOST 103.5" plays "Christmas Favorites" around-the-clock. I must say, for about three weeks it's pure bliss, I can tolerate every song and the creepy Deejays who all sound like phone sex operators (ummmm... I presume)!

But, about this time every year there are some songs that drive me crazy! I mean, almost postal! So, I have to put on the CDs that I have in my collection.

But, just for the sake of argument, "the KOST 103.5 Christmas Favorites" list is just a general term right? Not an accurate one, true? I mean are these songs REALLY anyone's favorites?

1.) Christmas Through Your Eyes - Gloria Estefan (For the record, Gloria Estefan should not sing Christmas music! Come to think of it Gloria Estefan should not sing ANY music, she probably should not even sing in the shower.)

2.) Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - Billy Gillman (First off, I don't LOVE this song, it annoys me - sorry Chloe (my 7-year-old niece would be so bummed that I think that) and second off, Billy Gillman has an UNNATURALLY high voice - even if he is a pre-pubescent boy).

3.) A Few of My Favorite Things - Julie Andrews (This song was fine in The Sound of Music, but who cleared it as a Christmas song??? - I am voting it back to the Sound of Music, cuz' I'm over it!)

4.) I don't even know the name of it but the song that goes ".... sir, I wanna buy these shoes for my mama dear...." it's that really hoakie song about that poor boy and he wants to buy new shoes for his dying mom so that she looks pretty when she sees Jesus... (Boo Hoo... someone call Hallmark or Lifetime Television and tell them to come get their Christmas song and make it into a Friday night movie for all the "cat ladies" to enjoy. It's so contrived! And what does it have to do with Christmas anyway? I want to pull my hair out!)

5.) Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer - who knows who sings this song? Who even cares? I think even the singers are annoyed that this songs is still successful! (I wonder if they would be willing to forego their rights for royalties to just stop hearing this blasted song? When we figure out who sings it, maybe I will contact them and ask!)

If these really are anyone's "Christmas Favorites" - you deserve to be shot! Sorry, that's just how it goes!


Clean Slate said...

The song you didn't know the name of is "The Christmas Shoes" and Hallmark has, in fact, made it into a movie. They even made a sequel staring Neil Patrick Harris. And yes, it was as bad and hokie as it sounds.

Familia Robinson said...

Here are my least favorite Christmas songs...
1. Elvis - I'll have a Blue Christmas...
2. Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad (it has only like 8 words repeated a bizillion times.)
3. Who knows who the artist is, but it goes something like "Meliceliki make is the thing to say..." I obviously don't know how to spell Hawaiian...