Are you a Christmas music fanatic? Can’t stand the stuff? Or do you fall somewhere in between?
I like Christmas music, but tire of it rather easily. One Christmas song a day is enough for me. I’m no scrooge but there’s only so much Jingle Bell Rock or Holly Jolly Christmas a nerd can stand!
One horrid year my parents drug us to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in L.A. to hear different local choirs sing Christmas songs. Okay, in theory it is a great idea, it’s free, you hear Christmas music, it is uninterrupted family time, etc., etc. But the program is 6 hours long. Six hours. And while most people stay for an hour or two and then leave, we stayed for the whole damn thing. Six hours of Christmas music sung by everyone from the Gay Men’s Chorale to the Vietnamese Metro Choir. AAAAACKKK. Okay, I’m having flashbacks. My bad. Where was I?
My favorite religious Christmas song is “Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child” and my favorite secular Christmas song is, of course, Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.”
My least favorite Christmas song? “Santa Claus Needs Some Loving.” Never heard it? Consider yourself blessed. As much as I can’t stand the song, it doesn’t seem like Christmas until I’ve heard it. Without further ado a video mix someone saw fit to post to YouTube….