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(YouTube) Audio When I was in college, this Christmas "classic" was in constant rotation in the dining hall through December. I suffered, and now it's your turn. Hee haw. Hee haw   (youtube.com) divider line
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2020-12-03 11:50:39 AM  
You poor poor farked up person.  Get help.
 
2020-12-03 12:28:53 PM  
Joke's on you subby, I don't have to push play.
 
2020-12-03 12:37:35 PM  
When Phantom Menace came out all the Yum fast food places had Star Wars promotions and Star Wars music playing constantly. I went to a Taco Bell and asked the guy at the counter if he was tired of Star Wars yet. Looking back I'm surprised he didn't leap over the counter and stab me with a plastic spork.
 
2020-12-03 12:45:14 PM  
Jumpin' Jehoshaphat!! Where the heck did you go to college?
 
2020-12-03 12:46:09 PM  
My weird coworkers who love Disney constantly play that song
 
2020-12-03 12:52:11 PM  
Not gonna listen, but that damn Ray Stevens song "Santa Claus is Watchin You"  makes me want to be malicious.
 
2020-12-03 12:56:08 PM  
I've had this stuck in my head for about five weeks now...

AUGIE RIOS - Donde Esta Santa Claus? (1958)
Youtube mK77rxuXK5s
 
2020-12-03 1:00:18 PM  
Damn I was hoping it would be the Folgers incest commerical lol
 
2020-12-03 1:03:06 PM  

RolandTGunner: Jumpin' Jehoshaphat!! Where the heck did you go to college?


It was the late 90s, around Albany, NY.

Mercury: Damn I was hoping it would be the Folgers incest commerical lol


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2020-12-03 1:18:11 PM  

SBinRR: Not gonna listen, but that damn Ray Stevens song "Santa Claus is Watchin You"  makes me want to be malicious.


He's everywhere! He's everywhere!
 
2020-12-03 1:26:19 PM  

Oreminer: SBinRR: Not gonna listen, but that damn Ray Stevens song "Santa Claus is Watchin You"  makes me want to be malicious.

He's everywhere! He's everywhere!


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2020-12-03 1:26:36 PM  
Overplaying a handful of holiday tunes is the price paid for goodwill, I guess. But, I do have stashed away several tapes of Dr Demento holiday episodes to counteract the umpteenth times you hear the usual Mariah or even worse, the oh so clever program director who just discovered "Holy Shiat, It's Christmas!"
Yuletide music can be a great object lesson on how riding coattails is a long musical tradition. Even the good Doctor only gives a medley of also-rans because a song about a kid trying to glue trap Santa shouldn't be played all the way through.
 
2020-12-03 1:29:34 PM  

Mercury: Damn I was hoping it would be the Folgers incest commerical lol


wha.....goes to Google in safe mode...Holy crap...i thought you were lying. LMAO who thought this was a good idea
 
2020-12-03 1:34:51 PM  
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2020-12-03 1:40:10 PM  
Back in 2014 when they had an actual lion that "talked" about their deals with the help of CGI as a mascot, Food Lion thought it was a great idea to have the voice of the lion record an entire album's worth of holiday songs that you could download for free.

Problem was that, thinking that this was the greatest promotion ever, they decreed that the stores had to play literally nothing else but the lion singing samples of three or four of the songs over and over, with ads for them in between. Oh, and one of them was the dreidel song, which is possibly the most repetitive song in the world, especially when you hear it three times in ten minutes.

That music made me desperately want to get out of their stores as quickly as possible, and I absolutely spent less time shopping there because of it. It was right up there with the ads they used to have on all the TVs in the Electronics section of Target for irritating repetitiveness. The last time I went to FL before Christmas that year, they just didn't have any music at all at my local store.

/I noticed that Food Lion changed marketing companies less than a year later.
 
2020-12-03 1:44:34 PM  
What's a dankey?
 
2020-12-03 2:00:37 PM  
I know this song isn't new but I never heard it until a few years ago. Was it mainly played on the East Coast?
 
2020-12-03 2:11:24 PM  

NDP2: I know this song isn't new but I never heard it until a few years ago. Was it mainly played on the East Coast?


Yup.  Pretty much any region with a large Italian population will know this song.

Lou Monte is to Italians what The Irish Rivers are to Irish people, or Bobby Vinton to Polish people
 
2020-12-03 2:24:30 PM  
iHeartRadio's Christmas Classics has been playing around my house quite a bit since Thanksgiving.  I've been pretty down in the dumps lately due to COVID keeping mt locked in the house all the time and the Christmas spirit seems to be helping lift my spirits a little bit.

When I was a kid and lived 3 to 4 hours from all my relatives we used to drive "home" for Christmas and there was a radio station that was located between us and them and we would get it in the car for a more than 1/2 of the trip and would be on when we got into town.  It played nothing but Christmas songs during the holidays.  iHeartRadio's Christmas Classics plays the same songs that station did so it reminds me of those trips to see all my relatives.  Unfortunately the generation that anchored us all to that "home town" are almost all dead now.  There hasn't been a big family Christmas like the ones when I was a kid in a long time now.
 
2020-12-03 2:34:26 PM  
Ed Ames Ballad of the Christmas Donkey is far superior. I think it' has been removed for copyright from the tube with the you though.

I have the vinyl. It was the most consistent presence throughout my childhood holidays. That baritone still goes right to the heart of me. It batters down the doors of my strongest Bah Humbug fortress.
 
2020-12-03 2:36:07 PM  

kermit the forg: NDP2: I know this song isn't new but I never heard it until a few years ago. Was it mainly played on the East Coast?

Yup.  Pretty much any region with a large Italian population will know this song.

Lou Monte is to Italians what The Irish Rivers are to Irish people, or Bobby Vinton to Polish people


Was going to say that I've mostly lived in the South and have heard that song 3 or 4 times ever, and my parents from the DC/Baltimore areas are sort of surprised by this. I was just about to speculate that maybe it has to do with being in Italian-heavy parts of the country.
 
2020-12-03 3:05:32 PM  

AteMyBrain: What's a dankey?


Maybe 2 grand?
 
2020-12-03 3:34:36 PM  
I love this song! It used to play at the local pizza shop every Christmastime and whenever it came on the guys behind the counter would go all in, full-throated singing, waving their hands like ears, throwing pizza dough around merrily. It took me out of whatever I was thinking about and allowed me to join in on random revelry.

Good times, good times
 
2020-12-03 4:10:14 PM  
In the dining hall you say? That's a good way to lose weight.
 
2020-12-03 4:39:09 PM  

NDP2: I know this song isn't new but I never heard it until a few years ago. Was it mainly played on the East Coast?


It's hugely popular in RI.  In regular rotation on the Christmas radio stations

It's also hugely awful.

Work retail.  Can't escape it.
 
2020-12-03 5:15:12 PM  
It's still way better than Denny 'Seymour Swine & the Squealers' Brownlee's butchery of "Blue Christmas".
 
2020-12-03 5:18:03 PM  
Somehow I've never had the 'pleasure' of listening to this Christmas 'classic' - until now. It's not the worst Christmas song I've ever heard. It's pretty hideous though.
/Hey! Jingedy Jing
 
2020-12-03 5:25:17 PM  
The worst Christmas song, hands down, is 'Wonderful Christmastime', followed closely by 'Seasons of Love' ("Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes ..."). I say that as a former retail associate, subjected to numerous holiday seasons of repeat Yuletide dreck. My experience may be a bit rusty though. Are there any post-2000 'gems' that have surpassed these two dreadful earworms?
 
2020-12-03 5:47:37 PM  
The worst Christmas song of all time is "Christmas Shoes".

/Prove me wrong.
 
2020-12-03 6:00:43 PM  

The_Sponge: The worst Christmas song of all time is "Christmas Shoes".

/Prove me wrong.


Merry Christmas, Darling by The Carpenters.

Suuuuuuucks.
 
2020-12-03 6:15:28 PM  

Coach McGirk: The_Sponge: The worst Christmas song of all time is "Christmas Shoes".

/Prove me wrong.

Merry Christmas, Darling by The Carpenters.

Suuuuuuucks.


I've never heard it, and I will trust your judgment that it sucks, however...

It's tough to beat a Christmas song about a kid trying to buy shoes for his dying mother....it's emotional manipulation at it's worst.  Total dreck.

So it is similar to that awful show "This Is Us".
 
2020-12-03 6:40:28 PM  
I had a co-worker who played this last year in the fall. He had issues.
 
2020-12-03 6:52:26 PM  
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2020-12-03 7:38:13 PM  
Sirius has had this in their rotation for years, is one of Mrs. CendoJr's top 5 worst songs.
\Christmas Shoes is in there
\\So's We Need A Little Christmas
\\\Here's a cleanser
Chiron Beta Prime
Youtube B3DyxaCYlfg
 
2020-12-03 7:43:33 PM  
My list of Christmas "classics":

War is Over - John Lennon ( the Melissa Ethridge version is passable )
Feed The World  - "aren't you glad they are miserable instead of you" is the most Bono-ish Christmas song lyric ever
The Shoe Song
Having A Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney
Little Saint Nick - Beach Boys
Last Christmas - George Michael


I'm willing to give stuff like Dominick the Donkey, All I Want For Christmas, and I Want a Hippopatumus a pass...it's meant to be a silly kid sing-alongs for 3rd grade solstice parties, so thorwing that stuff in a a radio rotation is fine to entertain the kids on long trips to grandmas house ( if they aren't embedded in the apple earPods )
 
2020-12-03 8:07:31 PM  
There was once a Farker who used the login "Willsomebodypleasekillthechristmassho​es".
I echo that sentiment. If it wasn't for Patton Oswalt's routine about it, the song would have driven me to yuletide homicide.
 
2020-12-03 9:07:23 PM  

The_Sponge: The worst Christmas song of all time is "Christmas Shoes".

/Prove me wrong.


WTF was that. I can't prove you wrong.
 
2020-12-03 9:35:14 PM  
Annoying music doesn't bother me, I've shopped in Singapore, that's mild background noise, not a full sensory assault.
 
2020-12-03 9:37:11 PM  

The_Sponge: Coach McGirk: The_Sponge: The worst Christmas song of all time is "Christmas Shoes".

/Prove me wrong.

Merry Christmas, Darling by The Carpenters.

Suuuuuuucks.

I've never heard it, and I will trust your judgment that it sucks, however...

It's tough to beat a Christmas song about a kid trying to buy shoes for his dying mother....it's emotional manipulation at it's worst.  Total dreck.

So it is similar to that awful show "This Is Us".


Agreed. Although I will listen to the kid talk about trying to help his Jesus-lovin' mama over the heavy table-syrup of just loving that man just oh so so much. You can practically hear her vacuuming in heels and pearls after decorating all day and putting his favorite dinner in the oven.
*barf*
 
2020-12-03 9:40:40 PM  
when I worked in radio, we'd go to an all-christmas format for the holidays and this was a staple for us. constant requests for it. the one year corporate gave us their christmas playlist to stick to, we had to add it because listeners were complaining

seeing this YouTube link made me realize how much I don't miss being on the air anymore

/hee haw, hee haw
 
2020-12-03 9:56:38 PM  
When my youngest twins were babies, I'd put this on when they were upset in the car and they'd instantly stop. They still request it.
 
2020-12-03 10:44:23 PM  

ClicheRinpoche: AteMyBrain: What's a dankey?

Maybe 2 grand?


Jeez, for that much I could get a henway.
 
2020-12-03 11:48:44 PM  

AteMyBrain: ClicheRinpoche: AteMyBrain: What's a dankey?

Maybe 2 grand?

Jeez, for that much I could get a henway.


What's a henway?
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2020-12-04 12:11:10 AM  

NathanAllen: Annoying music doesn't bother me, I've shopped in Singapore, that's mild background noise, not a full sensory assault.


1- "Jingle Bells" Barbra Streisand - A Christmas Album
Youtube 3Nq0CuUKTjc
 
2020-12-04 9:52:42 AM  
This one has been a favorite with me and my brother for decades.
Christmas Is Revolting (And so are the elves) - The Tuna Observatory
Youtube wVabZykVuuE
 
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