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2012-11-23 07:06:07 PM  
"Christmas in Prison" by John Prine

"A Christmas Carol" by Tom Lehrer.

That is all.
 
2012-11-23 07:14:56 PM  
Attention Christmas 24/7 radio stations "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is not a Christmas song.
 
2012-11-23 07:18:50 PM  
Isn't there an xkcd comic on this topic? Something along the lines of making the point that all popular Christmas music is from the 50s in order to make the baby boomers remember their childhood or something. Seems legit, though as each year passes I'm wonderin how much longer baby boomer culture will dominate America, suppose it will be until WWIII or something equally dramatic to cause a culture shift.
 
2012-11-23 07:20:31 PM  

iheartscotch: Kittypie070: Oh, and the Little Drummer Boy....well let's just put it this way.

That cat looks high on teh Nip.

/ just say no to teh Nip


i1126.photobucket.com
Not even once!

 
2012-11-23 07:22:01 PM  
This is me.

nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com

This is me when I listen to Christmas music.

imgix.8tracks.com
 
2012-11-23 07:22:49 PM  

DubtodaIll: Isn't there an xkcd comic on this topic? Something along the lines of making the point that all popular Christmas music is from the 50s in order to make the baby boomers remember their childhood or something. Seems legit, though as each year passes I'm wonderin how much longer baby boomer culture will dominate America, suppose it will be until WWIII or something equally dramatic to cause a culture shift.


An 'American Tradition' is anything that happened to a baby boomer twice.
 
2012-11-23 07:25:48 PM  

Duck_of_Doom:

Do I know you off-line? You sound like a friend. He squeed a few years ago when I let him burn borrow a recording with Riu Riu Chiu & Patapan. Favorite obscure carol: On This Day Earth Shall Ring. The best carols are religious ones. And anything from Dr. Demento, but that's a given.

doubt it, but I don't recognize that, and I'm off to look it up!

ThighsofGlory: "Christmas in Prison" by John Prine

"A Christmas Carol" by Tom Lehrer.

That is all.


Christmas Prison is AWESOME!!!

borg: Attention Christmas 24/7 radio stations "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is not a Christmas song.


no... it's more of a Date rape song, but more particularly, its a WINTER song, so it counts.. Remember, Sleigh ride and jingle bells, don't necessarily mention Christmas, but they are adopted as Christmas songs because they take place in winter.

you can dismiss this notion all you want, but you must admit, it would be odd to hear the song in the middle of june.
 
2012-11-23 07:44:06 PM  
HAAAAA LIONS TIGERS N LEOPARDS ON CATNIP

Oh my :D

And lynxes too!
 
2012-11-23 07:50:28 PM  

Cyno01: MrEricSir: [img839.imageshack.us image 600x433] 

Curved escalators FTW.

/offtopic, sorta

What sorcery is this?


This was my exact thought.
 
2012-11-23 07:53:19 PM  

Kittypie070: HAAAAA LIONS TIGERS N LEOPARDS ON CATNIP

Oh my :D

And lynxes too!

To rawr

 
2012-11-23 07:53:28 PM  
i just made a trip to the grocery store. when i was checking out, i was talking with the manager. i told him i know why so many people commit suicide during christmas, it's because people start playing christmas music the day after thanksgiving.
 
2012-11-23 07:53:39 PM  

dstanley: Cyno01: MrEricSir: [img839.imageshack.us image 600x433] 

Curved escalators FTW.

/offtopic, sorta

What sorcery is this?

This was my exact thought.


there are Articulated esculators out there in the world, but I would imagine, judging by the steps that the return box underneath matches the travel deck on top.

no sorcery really, just clever engineering.
 
2012-11-23 07:54:07 PM  
i1048.photobucket.com


It's Christmas!!!!!
 
2012-11-23 07:54:57 PM  

Cpl.D: I dare any of you to listen to White Wine in the Sun without it bringing a tear to your eye.

You can't do it.


Yes I can, of course I only made it to about the one minute mark before quitting and nary a tear.
 
2012-11-23 08:02:40 PM  
they should play Matisyahu's Miracle song plus the newest Happy Hannukah song!
 
2012-11-23 08:11:58 PM  

eddieizzardfans.com

"FIIIVE GOOOLD RIIINGS!"

 
2012-11-23 08:25:35 PM  

powerful katrinka: Cpl.D: I dare any of you to listen to White Wine in the Sun without it bringing a tear to your eye.

You can't do it.

Yes I can, of course I only made it to about the one minute mark before quitting and nary a tear.


and about around the two minute mark? it gets... AWESOME

this is going on my mix for this year...
 
2012-11-23 08:26:20 PM  
"Chiron Beta Prime" is the only holiday song I can listen to year 'round. For most other tunes, I start to feel a mite stabby if I hear them before December.

Which made costume-shopping a slightly frustrating experience, as some of the stores where I sought accessories started playing sappy poppy Christmas stuff mid-October.
 
2012-11-23 08:27:10 PM  

uncleacid: I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.


Subby's Mom available.
 
2012-11-23 08:36:21 PM  

Wireless Joe: You are now forever cursed to be hearing SIMPLY HAVING A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME!


/You're welcome.


God I want to kill the person who programmed the synthesizer in that song. That thing is just about the most obnoxious part of that song. The only thing worse is Mannheim Steamroller.
 
2012-11-23 08:39:01 PM  
Super happy with the new music being suggested here. I'd never heard White Wine in the Sun before, and it's brilliant.

My faves are:

The Calling - Carol of the Bells.

Jingle Jane - Divide and Kreate
Christmas in Boston - Go Home Productions

The website for those two ^ is horrid, but the songs are good if you like mashups.
 
2012-11-23 08:40:53 PM  

DubtodaIll: Isn't there an xkcd comic on this topic? Something along the lines of making the point that all popular Christmas music is from the 50s in order to make the baby boomers remember their childhood or something. Seems legit, though as each year passes I'm wonderin how much longer baby boomer culture will dominate America, suppose it will be until WWIII or something equally dramatic to cause a culture shift.


They're in their mid-50's now (avg), so I imagine the culture will still be "Boomer-centric" for another 25 years...

/ I should invest in companies involved in long-term elder care...
 
2012-11-23 08:47:20 PM  
Didn't check if anyone else posted this, but THIS is the best christmas song of all time.

Yes, it's that incredibly annoying Paul McCartney song, but it's sung by #21 & #24.
 
2012-11-23 08:50:49 PM  
Holy crap... I'm really sorry about that... That video is extremely NSFW at about 3:53 due to some Triana/Hank rule 34...
 
2012-11-23 08:58:18 PM  
Erm...

Landis: Holy crap... I'm really sorry about that... That video is extremely NSFW at about 3:53 due to some Triana/Hank rule 34...


Erm, Dean and Triana... Not Hank. Not sure WTF is up with my brain tonight... probably not enough to drink yet.
 
2012-11-23 08:58:54 PM  

Landis: Didn't check if anyone else posted this, but THIS is the best christmas song of all time.

Yes, it's that incredibly annoying Paul McCartney song, but it's sung by #21 & #24.


BAH!!!! nothing can redeem that song!

You do know that the VB crew puts out a new Christmas song every year right?

I will raise you The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend sing Fairytale of New york
 
2012-11-23 09:38:11 PM  
They have been playing Christmas music on the PA system at my grocery store since before Halloween.

Christmas decorations went up Oct 15 more or less. After 90+ days of this crap, I get totally sick of it.

The problem with Christmas songs is, they never die; they just get recycled over and over again.

\\\ Of course, I am so f**ing old, I remember Alvin and the Chipmunks when they were new.
 
2012-11-23 09:40:48 PM  
How can we destroy every copy of Little Drummer Boy on Earth?
 
2012-11-23 09:45:33 PM  
BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.
 
2012-11-23 09:56:17 PM  

Cpl.D: Kittypie, you ever see Minchin's Storm? You'd probably like it.


Er, no, what is that?
 
2012-11-23 10:01:55 PM  

Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.


My opinion differs 180 degrees from yours. Their Christmas stuff is great!
 
2012-11-23 10:02:27 PM  
Minchin's Storm

Oh boy I just found it, Cpl D!
 
2012-11-23 10:04:32 PM  

MattyBlast: Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.

My opinion differs 180 degrees from yours. Their Christmas stuff is great!


No trouble :)

Each to his own and enjoy!
 
2012-11-23 10:06:22 PM  
bing crosby and david bowie
 
2012-11-23 10:08:16 PM  
Oh dear me. Cpl D, I really wish I was a high level telepath.

I'd have put "Storm" on the floor with a 10 megaton nuke going off in her lower jaw and then told her
"No penicillin or Vicodin for you!!"
 
2012-11-23 10:16:34 PM  

Kittypie070: Oh dear me. Cpl D, I really wish I was a high level telepath.

I'd have put "Storm" on the floor with a 10 megaton nuke going off in her lower jaw and then told her
"No penicillin or Vicodin for you!!"


I "C" you too. *)
 
2012-11-23 10:17:35 PM  
To teeth, aka 'teef'
 
2012-11-23 10:21:38 PM  

Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.


Mannheim Steamroller was founded by the guy who wrote "Convoy" and other novelty songs of the 70's.
 
2012-11-23 10:21:57 PM  
Each summer day is Christmas for me. One of our two neighborhood ice cream trucks plays Christmas music w/ a hip hop beat. A definite improvement over Turkey in the Straw. The guys look Middle Eastern; so my sister opined that they might not know it is holiday music; I'm pretty sure they do. The weird part is, it's funny every damned time.
 
2012-11-23 10:32:43 PM  

borg: Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.

Mannheim Steamroller was founded by the guy who wrote "Convoy" and other novelty songs of the 70's.


To hate music is peculiarly a religionistic past-time from mid-Century haters; care to comment?
 
2012-11-23 10:32:52 PM  

Cpl.D: Kittypie070: MattyBlast: Kittypie070: BTW, yes, I agree that Mannheim Schteamroller sucketh.

My opinion differs 180 degrees from yours. Their Christmas stuff is great!

No trouble :)

Each to his own and enjoy!

Kittypie070: Minchin's Storm

Oh boy I just found it, Cpl D!

Better version

Better animated version, the "storm movie"


[happy squee]
 
2012-11-23 11:07:43 PM  
 
2012-11-23 11:26:24 PM  

Cpl.D: Here's another one of his, Kittypie. He mocks the music industry because he was told the only way he was gonna sell music was by being angsty and brooding and "deep".

Enjoys it.

/his solo at the 4 or 4:30 mark is amazing


ooohhh, me watches
 
2012-11-24 12:42:47 AM  
 
2012-11-24 01:01:56 AM  
Oy, It's killing me that I can't find a thing anywhere to link to for The Klezmonauts' version of Little Drummer Boy.

It's so wrong that it is right. The only video I could find was some guy's terrible video of xmas lights set to it...complete with an airplane going by at super loud volume. It is on myspace music. Myspace has a music? There's a myspace? That's a thing?

Anyways, if klezmer xmas music doesn't do it for you, at least go to the drummer boy's 'solo' at 1:29.

BEST Christmas album...evar.
 
2012-11-24 01:41:30 AM  

Kittypie070: Oh, and the Little Drummer Boy....well let's just put it this way.


Wow. That's a very appropos photo.
That kitty looks very upset.

That's how I feel about all earworms, much less shiatty Christmas ones.

/I will wrap a mouse for you and put it under your tree, because I think I hear that song a billion times every season. Sorry, Kittypie.
 
2012-11-24 01:45:56 AM  

borg: Attention Christmas 24/7 radio stations "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is not a Christmas song.


It's a song about farking. What's not to like? That says Happy Holidays to me.
Every song isn't about Christmas.
 
2012-11-24 01:49:22 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: i just made a trip to the grocery store. when i was checking out, i was talking with the manager. i told him i know why so many people commit suicide during christmas, it's because people start playing christmas music the day after thanksgiving.


I don't think Jimi would have laid a trip like that on someone who didn't deserve it- so that's what Jimi would do.
 
2012-11-24 03:03:04 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: I love bizarre and obscure Christmas music. Just about every single artist out there has released Christmas music over every single musical genre out there. Traditional, lounge, country, rap, metal, techno/electronika, Ska, punk, Hawaiian, African. You name it, and I can probably drag out an example of the musical Genre being used to make Christmas music


You can add Steampunk to that list

Abney Park - Through Your Eyes On Christmas Eve
 
2012-11-24 03:05:39 AM  
My mind on Christmas music

/is going to the Greenville SC show
//8th time seeing the winter tour

www.nippertown.com
 
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