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(CBS Philadelphia)   I don't mean to be a Scrooge, but too much Christmas music is bad for your mental health   ( philadelphia.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 02:11:36 PM  
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU START PLAYING IT IN THE MIDDLE OF F*CKING OCTOBER I SWEAR TO GOD I AM GOING TO CUT YOU LADY
 
2017-11-09 02:11:41 PM  
"Too much" in this case is defined as any playlist containing even a single instance of "Wonderful Christmastime," "Feliz Navidad," or "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
 
2017-11-09 02:12:54 PM  

Psychopusher: "Too much" in this case is defined as any playlist containing even a single instance of "Wonderful Christmastime," "Feliz Navidad," or "All I Want For Christmas Is You."


* Corollary: Include "Fairytale of New York" if you're in the UK.
 
2017-11-09 02:14:32 PM  
Especially this:

Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer
Youtube MgIwLeASnkw
 
2017-11-09 02:15:09 PM  
And this:


Those are definitely "jab out eardrums with rusty spike" worthy..
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time
Youtube V9BZDpni56Y
 
2017-11-09 02:17:37 PM  
This is the only Christmas Music you need.

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2017-11-09 02:22:25 PM  
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Christmas At Ground Zero
Youtube t039p6xqutU
 
2017-11-09 02:24:03 PM  
This is my all-time favorite:

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Also if you care to sample this, it's definitely worth listening to on a cold evening by the fire, while getting hammered on spiked eggnog:

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2017-11-09 02:37:07 PM  
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2017-11-09 02:37:39 PM  
I don't think any of us needed this "study" to realize this.

And yet they still do it, because "it makes people spend more."

smh
 
2017-11-09 02:44:19 PM  

Psychopusher: Psychopusher: "Too much" in this case is defined as any playlist containing even a single instance of "Wonderful Christmastime," "Feliz Navidad," or "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

* Corollary: Include "Fairytale of New York" if you're in the UK.


You think that's bad?
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Youtube bnczB6LXkqE

/wait, it gets worse
 
2017-11-09 02:51:37 PM  
Black Mirror White Christmas ending
Youtube hTcfDX1NvMk
 
2017-11-09 02:56:31 PM  
Duh.

/FTS
//Play it Xmas Eve if you HAVE to
 
2017-11-09 03:00:49 PM  
"Clinical psychologist Linda Blair claims the constant barrage of Christmas tunes too early in the season forces people to remember all the things they have to do before the holiday. Blair says the songs are a reminder to buy presents, cater parties, organize travel, and all the more stressful chores during Christmas."

As opposed to what, putting everything off to the last minute? I'll grant you, it's annoying to see the decorations out and here the music before thanksgiving has even arrived, but saying the music itself is bad for your mental health is just ignorant. If Christmas is stressing you out that bad, you're doing something wrong.
 
2017-11-09 03:06:44 PM  
Woo-hoo, it's almost time for the annual TSO Challenge! The objective is to make it all the way to December 25 without hearing Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I actually succeeded last year.
 
2017-11-09 03:13:17 PM  
There is none higher!
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2017-11-09 03:14:53 PM  

Clinical psychologist Linda Blair


I wouldn't take any advice from her.


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2017-11-09 03:26:57 PM  
Barking Dogs - Jingle Bells
Youtube xam01uaj6Vg
 
2017-11-09 03:45:32 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Clinical psychologist Linda Blair


I wouldn't take any advice from her.


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Let he who has never puked up pea soup and had his head spin all the way around upon hearing Christmas music in early November cast the first stone.
 
2017-11-09 03:51:55 PM  
I like My Morning Jacket.
 
2017-11-09 04:02:34 PM  
I'm more concerned about metal health.  They say that it will drive you mad.
 
2017-11-09 04:04:10 PM  
BalugaJoe: I like My Morning Straight Jacket.

FTFY
 
2017-11-09 04:27:40 PM  
My traditionally-nontraditional X-mas Playlist:

(STRICTLY for the two weeks leading up to the day itself.)


1.12 Days Of Christmas - Gary Hoey
2.2000 Miles - Pretenders
3.A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn't So) - The Flaming Lips
4.A Christmas Song - Jethro Tull
5.All I Want For Christmas - Shonen Knife
6.All I Want For Christmas (Is World Peace) - Timbuk 3
7.Ave Maria - Chris Cornell with Eleven
8.Child's Christmas In Wales (John Cale cover) - Superchunk
9.Christmas - The Buzz Of Delight (feat. Matthew Sweet)
10.Christmas - The Who
11.Christmas Ain't Christmas, New Year's Ain't New Year's Without The One You Love - The O'Jays
12.Christmas All Over Again - Tom Petty + The Heartbreakers
13.Christmas At The Airport - Nick Lowe
14.Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
15.Christmas Blues - John Popper with Eric Clapton
16.Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis - Tom Waits
17.Christmas Celebration - B.B. King
18.Christmas (Comes But Once A Year) - B.B. King
19.Christmas Day - Squeeze
20.Christmas In America - Pat Benatar + Neil Giraldo
21.Christmas Must Be Tonight - The Band
22.Christmastime - Aimee Mann
23.Christmas Time - The dB's
24.Christmas Time In The City - Mary Chapin Carpenter
25.Christmas Time Is Here (from "A Charlie Brown Christmas") - The Vince Guaraldi Trio
26.Christmas Time Is Here Again - Beatles
27.Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas) - The Free Design
28.Cora Jones - Neal Casal
29.Deck The Halls - Redtenbacher's Funkestra
30.Down In Yon Forest - Mark Lanegan
31.Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas - eels
32.Fairytale Of New York (feat. Kristy MacColl)
33.Father Christmas - Kinks
34.Feliz Navidad - Sea Of Bees
35.Frosty The Snowman - Leon Redbone + Dr. John
36.Frosty The Snowman - The Cocteau Twins
37.God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Dio
38.Happy Xmas Everybody - Tony Christie
39.Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (John Lennon cover) - The Alarm
40.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - David McAlmont + David Arnold
41.Heart On Snow - Marc Almond
42.Here Comes Santa Claus - Los Straitjackets
43.Hey Santa - Hannah Peel + Tunng
44.Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
45.Homo Christmas - Pansy Division
46.I Believe In Father Christmas - Emerson, Lake + Palmer
47.I'll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman) - Joe Tex
48.In The Bleak Midwinter - Ed Harcourt
49.Iration - Fishbone
50.It's a Wonderful Life (Gonna Have a Good Time) - Fishbone
51.I Want An Alien For Christmas - Fountains Of Wayne
52.Jingle Bell Jamboree - Keb' Mo'
53.Jingle Bell Rock - Los Straitjackets
54.Jingle Bell Rock - The Ventures
55.Just A Lonely Christmas - Diana Ross + The Supremes
56.Just Call Me Scrooge - Fishbone
57.Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year (Parts 1 + 2) - James Brown
58.Mary X-mess - Sun 60
59.Merry Christmas, Baby - Chuck Berry
60.Merry Christmas, Baby - Otis Redding
61.Merry Christmas From The Family - Robert Earl Keen
62.Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) - Ramones
63.Merry Something To You - Devo
64.Merry Xmas, Everybody - Slade
65.Merry Xmas Blues - The Celibate Rifles
66.Must Be Santa - Bob Dylan
67.No More Christmas Blues - Alan Vega
68.Oh, Holy Night - Irma Thomas
69.One Christmas Catalogue - Captain Sensible
70.Please Come Home for Christmas - Charles Brown
71.Purple Snowflakes - Marvin Gaye
72.Rudolph The Manic Reindeer - Los Lobos
73.Run, Rudolph, Run (Chuck Berry cover) - Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Grohl + Billy Gibbons
74.Run, Rudolph, Run (Chuck Berry cover) - Dave Edmunds Band
75.Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
76.Santa Claus - Throwing Muses
77.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bruce Springsteen + The E. Street Band
78.Santa's Beard - They Might Be Giants
79.Shouldn't Have Given Him A Gun For Christmas - Wall Of Voodoo
80.Silent Night - The Dickies
81.Sleigh Ride - Johnny Mathis
82.Slick Nick, You Devil You - Fishbone
83.So Much Wine - The Handsome Family
84.Spotlight On Christmas - Rufus Wainwright
85.Thanks For Christmas - The Three Wise Men (aka XTC incognito)
86.That'll Be Christmas - Thea Gilmore
87.That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! - Sufjan Stevens
88.The Christmas Song - Nat "King" Cole
89.The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot (Vera Lynn cover) - A Girl Called Eddy
90.The Little Drummer Boy - The Flaming Lips
91.The Little Drummer Boy - Joan Jett + The Blackhearts
92.The Holidays Are Here + We're Still At War - Brett Dennen
93.There Ain't No Sanity Clause - The Damned
94.Waking Up On Christmas Morning - Smithereens
95.We Wish You An Irie Christmas - Jacob Miller + Ray I
96.We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Keith Moon
97.Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics
98.Winter Wonderland - Ringo Starr
99.Xmas at K-Mart - Root Boy Slim + The Sex Change Band
100.'Zat You, Santa Claus? - Louis Armstrong + The Commanders
 
2017-11-09 04:42:12 PM  

markie_farkie: Especially this:

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A fun thing to do is to go to a bar with a jukebox and play this song any time EXCEPT for Christmas season.

Then, you sit back, and wait for at least one person (guaranteed) to lose their mind and yell out "WHO THE F*CK PLAYED THIS?!?!"
 
2017-11-09 05:03:18 PM  
Some Christmas songs rock.

Butch Walker - Santa'Self (F*ck Your Christmas Party)
Youtube qRHt7d47lg0
 
2017-11-09 05:37:34 PM  
I love 'Dominic The Donkey'.

DON'T JUDGE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 
2017-11-09 05:58:03 PM  

markie_farkie: Especially this:

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Fu*k that POS song in the ass with an AIDS infested reindeer antler.
 
2017-11-09 06:01:46 PM  

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Ok. THIS one I like. Go figure.
 
2017-11-09 06:02:34 PM  
My parents had a strict rule.  Christmas music could only be played after Thanksgiving.
 
2017-11-09 06:46:42 PM  

rickythepenguin: I love 'Dominic The Donkey'.

DON'T JUDGE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


Blue Christmas with Porky Pig
Youtube S8YQqK5e5es
 
2017-11-09 07:00:24 PM  

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Came here to post this. One of the best episodes. That show is spotty, but the good ones are usually really good.

Also Vince Guaraldi is the only Xmas music necessary, and only during tree trimming and day of.
 
2017-11-09 07:48:09 PM  
One radio station in the Cleveland area starts with xmas music before thanksgiving. And that's all they play until the day after. I refuse to listen to any xmas music on any radio station until the day before.
 
2017-11-09 11:10:14 PM  

ReapTheChaos: "Clinical psychologist Linda Blair claims the constant barrage of Christmas tunes too early in the season forces people to remember all the things they have to do before the holiday. Blair says the songs are a reminder to buy presents, cater parties, organize travel, and all the more stressful chores during Christmas."

As opposed to what, putting everything off to the last minute? I'll grant you, it's annoying to see the decorations out and here the music before thanksgiving has even arrived, but saying the music itself is bad for your mental health is just ignorant. If Christmas is stressing you out that bad, you're doing something wrong.


For me, the music reminds me that for all of December, my nearest and dearest will not let me be tired, sad, or angry in their presence for any reason. Being told to be happy damnit because it's Christmas gets stressful really fast.

"Some asshole sideswiped my car!"
"Now now, no one likes a grinch!"

/not exaggerating
//I also can't stand hearing so many singers per day desperately wailing Oh Holy Night
///Or all the mediocre artists who try to put a "unique spin" on Jingle Bells
 
2017-11-09 11:14:20 PM  
That's right. TURN THAT shiat OFF, or i'm shooting everyone in the place.
I can do it too. This is America.
 
2017-11-09 11:16:39 PM  
Ha--we had this one. I still remember the songs on it.

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The farking Chipmunks! They were awful.
 
2017-11-10 03:56:20 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Clinical psychologist Linda Blair


I wouldn't take any advice from her.


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I would, if you know what I mean. (NSFW)
 
2017-11-10 03:58:55 PM  
(smugly jams earplugs into ears)
 
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