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2017-11-10 06:53:20 AM  
I'd like to add an affirming data point.
 
2017-11-10 07:17:35 AM  
Simply haaaaaaaving a wonderful Christmas time
Simply haaaaaaaving a wonderful Christmas time
Simply haaaaaaaving a wonderful Christmas time

Simply haaaaaaaving a wonderful Christmas time
 
2017-11-10 07:24:00 AM  
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Youtube 2SzjDOk_u9I

True, but it's the only time of the year we get to hear this. Fair trade.
 
2017-11-10 07:24:53 AM  
Depends on the music. I cracked open Winter Songs by Halford a couple of weeks ago. That said, i'm not listening to my metal Chrimbo music 24/7.
 
2017-11-10 07:57:50 AM  
Is hating christmas music another fear of clowns/tryptophobia/attention whoring thing? The music is one of my favorite things about the holidays.
 
2017-11-10 07:59:01 AM  
...Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size...
 
2017-11-10 07:59:07 AM  
To me,  the Christmas season doesn't start until I hear that damn Mariah Carey song.
 
2017-11-10 08:06:58 AM  
Considering that our Ice Cream dude plays christmas music in July.

However, I DON'T recommended digitizing Christmas music from vinyl in August. It will leave you severely depressed. I had to stop.
 
2017-11-10 08:09:11 AM  

Nexzus: To me,  the Christmas season doesn't start until I hear that damn Mariah Carey song.


EBN - Get Down, Get Down (1993).
Youtube pmccg5X3B88


Right there with you.
 
2017-11-10 08:41:20 AM  
Personally, I refuse to (on purpose) listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving dinner is over.  Unfortunately the muzak in several clients offices is playing it now, so I cant avoid it completely.  That being said, one Christmas song that cracks me up is Brenda Lee's "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree".

I know shes singing "Later we'll have some Pumpkin Pie", But I hear "Later we'll have some Fu*king pie".

Everyone I tell about it from then on only hears it the same way I do.
 
2017-11-10 08:43:10 AM  
As annoying as the constant blare of Christmas music for 2 months can be (even here in China), if it affects your mental health, perhaps you need a hobby.
 
2017-11-10 08:46:14 AM  

duckpoopy: Is hating christmas music another fear of clowns/tryptophobia/attention whoring thing? The music is one of my favorite things about the holidays.


To each their own, but I do wonder if it's one of the bigger disconnects out there:  People who love Christmas music (e.g. most of my family) simply *cannot* understand -- and refuse to understand -- that some people viscerally hate it (e.g. me).

Compounding the issue, at least in my experience, it's the Xmas Music Lovers that make a big deal out of it, and won't let it go:  "What do you meaaaan you don't like Christmas music?!  Christmas music is awwwwwesome!" < turns up volume >  Whereas those of us who dislike it simply don't play it, avoid it, and grit our teeth as we fight our way through HOME DAMNED DEPOT OF ALL PLACES TO GET 500 SQUARE FARKING FEET OF FARKING DECKING WHILE CHRISTMAS MUSIC IS FARKING PLAYING, etc.  Worse, there's, like, what?, 15? 20? different songs that seem to play on repeat _everywhere_.

The whole season sucks.  It's dark early, it's getting cold, social/familial pressures ratchet up, the lonely are particularly lonely, the childless are put upon at work with "but you don't have kidsssss" bullshiat, the end of the year forces a reconciliation of successes and failures of the past 12 months, etc etc etc.

Fark xmas music.
 
2017-11-10 08:47:18 AM  

Warmachine999: I know shes singing "Later we'll have some Pumpkin Pie", But I hear "Later we'll have some Fu*king pie".

Everyone I tell about it from then on only hears it the same way I do.


You know what?  I think you just made me like one, and only one, Christmas song.
 
2017-11-10 08:50:59 AM  
Time to stock up, because once the xmas music starts, I don't go into stores except for milk. eggs and veggies.
 
2017-11-10 08:51:07 AM  

Brawndo: [YouTube video]
True, but it's the only time of the year we get to hear this. Fair trade.


I love that song but I can never remember the name/band.
 
2017-11-10 08:58:47 AM  
Wham! - Last Christmas
Youtube E8gmARGvPlI

You're welcome!
 
2017-11-10 08:59:46 AM  
Some ear bleach...
Spinal Tap - Christmas with the Devil
Youtube jWKN-EYFxbs
 
2017-11-10 09:01:09 AM  
Non-stop Christmas music all the farking time is wonderful when you're nine years old.
 
2017-11-10 09:04:35 AM  
repeat from yesterday
Link
 
2017-11-10 09:06:58 AM  
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Youtube ANg8Wt8I1FQ
 
2017-11-10 09:45:58 AM  
I spent a good portion of my youth working in retail. The same 10 or so songs on an endless loop for 4-8 hours a day, 4 to 6 days a week for multiple years while my brain was still developing.

To this day, Christmas music makes me what to suck two candy canes to sharp points and drive them into my ear drums. Pa rum pum pum pum.
 
2017-11-10 09:49:43 AM  
Last night we decorated the damned tree. And this morning their is snow and I am riding the bus instead of biking.

God's dammit.
 
2017-11-10 10:41:31 AM  

chawco: Last night we decorated the damned tree. And this morning their is snow and I am riding the bus instead of biking.

God's dammit.


1 week. That's how long the season needs to be. Dec 18. Anyone who thinks they need to have the holiday season stretching from Thanksgiving, or worse, Halloween, surely has mental issues and is using the extension of the season as a mental crutch.
 
2017-11-10 10:46:15 AM  
Willie Nelson and Stephen Colbert - The Little Dealer Boy
Youtube NDVX1cHlpLs
 
2017-11-10 11:13:45 AM  
We're on Easy Street
And it feels so sweet


Yeah, that's how it feels by the time Christmas finally arrives.
 
2017-11-10 11:17:15 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Non-stop Christmas music all the farking time is wonderful when you're nine years old.


It's great when you are older, just pick good music.
Almost all of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra's xmas music is top notch.  Throw in some Dave Brubeck and Vince Geraldi (sic) and you're in the season man.
 
2017-11-10 11:19:23 AM  

SFSailor: To each their own, but I do wonder if it's one of the bigger disconnects out there:  People who love Christmas music (e.g. most of my family) simply *cannot* understand -- and refuse to understand -- that some people viscerally hate it (e.g. me).
Compounding the issue, at least in my experience, it's the Xmas Music Lovers that make a big deal out of it, and won't let it go:  "What do you meaaaan you don't like Christmas music?!  Christmas music is awwwwwesome!" < turns up volume >  Whereas those of us who dislike it simply don't play it, avoid it, and grit our teeth as we fight our way through HOME DAMNED DEPOT OF ALL PLACES TO GET 500 SQUARE FARKING FEET OF FARKING DECKING WHILE CHRISTMAS MUSIC IS FARKING PLAYING, etc.  Worse, there's, like, what?, 15? 20? different songs that seem to play on repeat _everywhere_.
The whole season sucks.  It's dark early, it's getting cold, social/familial pressures ratchet up, the lonely are particularly lonely, the childless are put upon at work with "but you don't have kidsssss" bullshiat, the end of the year forces a reconciliation of successes and failures of the past 12 months, etc etc etc.
Fark xmas music.


Baby, we ought to hang out for the holidays. I'm estranged from my entire family too.
 
2017-11-10 11:22:03 AM  
Ten Benson - Black Snow
Youtube XOzjZzEhe3c
 
2017-11-10 11:22:21 AM  
In fact, it's both common and quite normal to be annoyed when "Jingle Bells," or any one of the other merry-making melodies associated with Christmas, begin blaring through your speakers too far ahead of Dec. 25, according to clinical psychologist Linda Blair.
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2017-11-10 11:33:58 AM  
One of two Christmas songs I willingly play:

Snoopy vs. The Red Baron (Snoopy's Christmas) (CC)
Youtube Jlf---13Q0g
 
2017-11-10 11:35:05 AM  
And Fark's official Christmas song:

The Twelve Daze of Christmas
Youtube 0hFb-vepuM8
 
2017-11-10 11:49:00 AM  
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Chatroulette Version)
Youtube InYvRyX2Fu4
 
2017-11-10 12:11:02 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [Youtube InYvRyX2Fu4 image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/InYvRyX2​Fu4]


That guy cracks me up. The one he did with "here's my number, call me" had me rolling.
 
2017-11-10 12:56:32 PM  

Quantumbunny: chawco: Last night we decorated the damned tree. And this morning their is snow and I am riding the bus instead of biking.

God's dammit.

1 week. That's how long the season needs to be. Dec 18. Anyone who thinks they need to have the holiday season stretching from Thanksgiving, or worse, Halloween, surely has mental issues and is using the extension of the season as a mental crutch.


My youngest sister is batshiat crazy when it comes to Xmas. She starts yammering about in July, when those "Xmas in July" sales start. She literally makes a 'x amount of days till Xmas' announcement once a week in her "Country Christmas Countdown" that she starts in July, including posting Xmas songs on her fb page. This is her green light to start ramping up her xtian screeds and tying every single good in the world to gawd and every bad in the world to the godless Democrats. . .

I have a cousin that I worry about when it comes to Xmas, she puts up a Xmas tree in every. single. room. even the bathrooms, little ones in there. She used to start after Thanksgiving  but now is pushed back to before Halloween. Yes she is single, why do you ask?

I have a one foot fake tree and don't bother to decorate my house beyond the tiny tree and a small door wreath and if I'm feeling it maybe some sparkly garland. I'm not a Scrooge but I'm also not a Xmas Maniac, I have a busy life and my people are more important than any holiday. Now, I will admit to being a Scrooge when it comes to all the crap Xmas music. I was tortured at numerous jobs with relentless loops of all those crap songs, played all day, every day, all day, every day, all day, every day, all day, every day! Earbuds in and cranked up to drown out Xmas songs are with me at all times this time of year.
 
2017-11-10 01:28:54 PM  

cryinoutloud: Bathia_Mapes: [Youtube InYvRyX2Fu4 image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/InYvRyX2​Fu4]

That guy cracks me up. The one he did with "here's my number, call me" had me rolling.


He's hilarious

Love his "Let it Go" and "Peacock"
 
2017-11-10 01:32:39 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: I have a cousin that I worry about when it comes to Xmas, she puts up a Xmas tree in every. single. room. even the bathrooms, little ones in there. She used to start after Thanksgiving but now is pushed back to before Halloween. Yes she is single, why do you ask?


Mehh, this year I did ONE tree up in the living room this week, but we have family coming in, with my niece and nephews included. Plus I spent FARKING HOURS  or more like DAYS scraping fake snow off this 1980's vintage bottle brush tree.  So yeah...I wasn't about to let all that work go to waste.

I usually wait the week before Thanksgiving and go full Christmas,  but it's usually because of timing and when the family can get together.
 
2017-11-10 01:33:52 PM  
Why do embedded YouTube videos *poof* vanish when I try to play them?
 
2017-11-10 01:34:33 PM  
Oh and I still have the fireplace mantle decorated in Halloween..Don't ask.
 
2017-11-10 01:53:50 PM  
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2017-11-10 01:56:05 PM  

Artcurus: Oh and I still have the fireplace mantle decorated in Halloween..Don't ask.


I have two friends that go with 'themed' Xmas trees, one does her in The Nightmare Before Christmas (so you could run with that!). The other does his in a Star Wars theme, his topper is a Darth Vader helmet. He also named his son Luke so he could deliver that "Luke, I am your father" line for life.
 
2017-11-10 02:22:22 PM  

SFSailor: duckpoopy: Is hating christmas music another fear of clowns/tryptophobia/attention whoring thing? The music is one of my favorite things about the holidays.

To each their own, but I do wonder if it's one of the bigger disconnects out there:  People who love Christmas music (e.g. most of my family) simply *cannot* understand -- and refuse to understand -- that some people viscerally hate it (e.g. me).

Compounding the issue, at least in my experience, it's the Xmas Music Lovers that make a big deal out of it, and won't let it go:  "What do you meaaaan you don't like Christmas music?!  Christmas music is awwwwwesome!" < turns up volume >  Whereas those of us who dislike it simply don't play it, avoid it, and grit our teeth as we fight our way through HOME DAMNED DEPOT OF ALL PLACES TO GET 500 SQUARE FARKING FEET OF FARKING DECKING WHILE CHRISTMAS MUSIC IS FARKING PLAYING, etc.  Worse, there's, like, what?, 15? 20? different songs that seem to play on repeat _everywhere_.

The whole season sucks.  It's dark early, it's getting cold, social/familial pressures ratchet up, the lonely are particularly lonely, the childless are put upon at work with "but you don't have kidsssss" bullshiat, the end of the year forces a reconciliation of successes and failures of the past 12 months, etc etc etc.

Fark xmas music.


So much THIS
Excessive Christmas music can be damaging to people, but if you voice one word of complaint, it's OMG War of Christmas! Maybe if Christmas stopped invading other holidays there wouldn't be a war. (Personally, I'd like to know where to sign up.)

I'm just super glad that my car lets me plug my phone in, so I can play non-christmas music for the next month and a half.

I also resent all the extra work that the holiday places square on women's shoulders: cooking, decorating, shopping for both sides of the family, etc... I don't decorate at all. It's just hubby and I - the rest of the family is 3000 miles away. Told hubby that if he wants to decorate, he knows where the boxes of stuff are.
 
2017-11-10 03:14:00 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Artcurus: Oh and I still have the fireplace mantle decorated in Halloween..Don't ask.

I have two friends that go with 'themed' Xmas trees, one does her in The Nightmare Before Christmas (so you could run with that!). The other does his in a Star Wars theme, his topper is a Darth Vader helmet. He also named his son Luke so he could deliver that "Luke, I am your father" line for life.


We usually do a 1950's tree every year, with the correct C7 bulbs, and don't get me started on those farking pink bulbs. Like  second house mortgage level to get replacements. This 1980's tree was a surprise.

I actually do a Halloween theme tree on Halloween. I'ts really nice.
 
2017-11-10 03:24:07 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Why do embedded YouTube videos *poof* vanish when I try to play them?


That happened to me a while back, I reported it, and they fixed it. Seems to be happening again.
 
2017-11-10 03:29:35 PM  

Artcurus: OK So Amuse Me: Artcurus: Oh and I still have the fireplace mantle decorated in Halloween..Don't ask.

I have two friends that go with 'themed' Xmas trees, one does her in The Nightmare Before Christmas (so you could run with that!). The other does his in a Star Wars theme, his topper is a Darth Vader helmet. He also named his son Luke so he could deliver that "Luke, I am your father" line for life.


We usually do a 1950's tree every year, with the correct C7 bulbs, and don't get me started on those farking pink bulbs. Like  second house mortgage level to get replacements. This 1980's tree was a surprise.

I actually do a Halloween theme tree on Halloween. I'ts really nice.


Erm....would this help?

https://thechristmaslightemporium.com/​products/c7-opaque-pink-5-watt-light-b​ulbs-pack-of-25
 
2017-11-10 03:56:56 PM  

Kittypie070: Artcurus: OK So Amuse Me: Artcurus: Oh and I still have the fireplace mantle decorated in Halloween..Don't ask.

I have two friends that go with 'themed' Xmas trees, one does her in The Nightmare Before Christmas (so you could run with that!). The other does his in a Star Wars theme, his topper is a Darth Vader helmet. He also named his son Luke so he could deliver that "Luke, I am your father" line for life.

We usually do a 1950's tree every year, with the correct C7 bulbs, and don't get me started on those farking pink bulbs. Like  second house mortgage level to get replacements. This 1980's tree was a surprise.

I actually do a Halloween theme tree on Halloween. I'ts really nice.

Erm....would this help?

https://thechristmaslightemporium.com/​products/c7-opaque-pink-5-watt-light-b​ulbs-pack-of-25


Thanks for the link but the 1950's color is more lilac.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Chri​s​tmas-Lights-GE-C-7-C7-5-Pink-Coated-Bu​lbs-Round-Logo-Old/253245383039?hash=i​tem3af699e17f:g:C1YAAOSwImRYh-pJ
 
2017-11-10 05:09:20 PM  
The Way-Too-Early Christmas Song
Youtube kB-dMFjkh5A


Word.
 
2017-11-10 05:42:28 PM  

Artcurus: Kittypie070: Artcurus: OK So Amuse Me: Artcurus: Oh and I still have the fireplace mantle decorated in Halloween..Don't ask.

I have two friends that go with 'themed' Xmas trees, one does her in The Nightmare Before Christmas (so you could run with that!). The other does his in a Star Wars theme, his topper is a Darth Vader helmet. He also named his son Luke so he could deliver that "Luke, I am your father" line for life.

We usually do a 1950's tree every year, with the correct C7 bulbs, and don't get me started on those farking pink bulbs. Like  second house mortgage level to get replacements. This 1980's tree was a surprise.

I actually do a Halloween theme tree on Halloween. I'ts really nice.

Erm....would this help?

https://thechristmaslightemporium.com/​products/c7-opaque-pink-5-watt-light-b​ulbs-pack-of-25

Thanks for the link but the 1950's color is more lilac.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Chri​s​tmas-Lights-GE-C-7-C7-5-Pink-Coated-Bu​lbs-Round-Logo-Old/253245383039?hash=i​tem3af699e17f:g:C1YAAOSwImRYh-pJ


Ahh. Thanks.
 
2017-11-10 05:51:01 PM  

Artcurus: Kittypie070: Artcurus: OK So Amuse Me: Artcurus: Oh and I still have the fireplace mantle decorated in Halloween..Don't ask.

I have two friends that go with 'themed' Xmas trees, one does her in The Nightmare Before Christmas (so you could run with that!). The other does his in a Star Wars theme, his topper is a Darth Vader helmet. He also named his son Luke so he could deliver that "Luke, I am your father" line for life.

We usually do a 1950's tree every year, with the correct C7 bulbs, and don't get me started on those farking pink bulbs. Like  second house mortgage level to get replacements. This 1980's tree was a surprise.

I actually do a Halloween theme tree on Halloween. I'ts really nice.

Erm....would this help?

https://thechristmaslightemporium.com/​products/c7-opaque-pink-5-watt-light-b​ulbs-pack-of-25

Thanks for the link but the 1950's color is more lilac.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Chris​tmas-Lights-GE-C-7-C7-5-Pink-Coated-Bu​lbs-Round-Logo-Old/253245383039?hash=i​tem3af699e17f:g:C1YAAOSwImRYh-pJ


We had those in red & green back when I was a kid. Larger version was for outdoors, smaller for the Christmas tree.
 
2017-11-10 11:20:45 PM  

Warmachine999: Personally, I refuse to (on purpose) listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving dinner is over.  Unfortunately the muzak in several clients offices is playing it now, so I cant avoid it completely.  That being said, one Christmas song that cracks me up is Brenda Lee's "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree".

I know shes singing "Later we'll have some Pumpkin Pie", But I hear "Later we'll have some Fu*king pie".

Everyone I tell about it from then on only hears it the same way I do.


My wife and her mother replace the word "you" in all songs with "Jews". It produces some hilariously awful results.

/All I Want For Christmas Is Jews
 
2017-11-10 11:22:59 PM  

fngoofy: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Non-stop Christmas music all the farking time is wonderful when you're nine years old.

It's great when you are older, just pick good music.
Almost all of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra's xmas music is top notch.  Throw in some Dave Brubeck and Vince Geraldi (sic) and you're in the season man.


It's alwas time for Brubeck.
 
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