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25 Greatest Christmas Songs Countdown: #20 Potentially NSFW

December 6, 2011 19 comments

You can probably tell by now that I love Christmas. I love the music and the food and getting together with family and the tree and the lights and Christmas specials on TV and getting presents and giving presents and the whole thing.

But I’m not a monomaniac about it.

I can hear opposing viewpoints. Lots of people don’t care for Christmas, or don’t observe it in the first place, and that’s cool. And there’s no reason not to have a sense of humour about this stuff.

So raise your glasses of diet cream soda in honour of Eric Idle and his excellent song, “Fuck Christmas” (listed alphabetically on the linked page).

#25: Sleigh Ride
#24: Huron Carol
#23: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!/Count Your Blessings/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
#22: The Twelve Days of Christmas
#21: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

25 Greatest Christmas Songs Countdown: #21 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

December 5, 2011 20 comments

When I started doing this list I asked some people whose opinions I trusted if they had any recommendations for Christmas songs. And I got a lot of suggestions, many of which I’ve checked out. Of those, some of them were just very, very far from the kind of thing I would ever say is a great Christmas song. Light-years. But then some were good, and one of them, this one, I heard for the first time today. When it started I said, yeah, this is okay. Then it grew on me, and then it grew on me some more, and before it was over I was saying to myself, “What a great song! Why didn’t anyone ever tell me about this before?”

So let us direct our attention to the centre ring where Roy Wood and Wizzard will perform “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”.

#25: Sleigh Ride
#24: Huron Carol
#23: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!/Count Your Blessings/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
#22: The Twelve Days of Christmas

25 Greatest Christmas Songs Countdown: #22 The Twelve Days of Christmas

December 4, 2011 22 comments

Another one of my favourites from when I was little was “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, which is essentially the Christmas version of “Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” I guess I was operating under the assumption that “more is better,” which, in modified form, continues to be one of my basic guiding principles.

Yeah, it can be tiresome if you’re not into it, but then maybe all you need is the right performance, and I don’t know what performance is righter than the one from the John-Denver-and-the-Muppets Christmas special.

So give a big internet welcome to John Denver and the Muppets.

#25: Sleigh Ride
#24: Huron Carol
#23: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!/Count Your Blessings/We Wish You a Merry Christmas