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Friday, November 30, 2007

Feedback Friday (#70)

Okay, here's one for ya . . .

So, I'm sitting there on the couch at 2:11 AM in my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pajamas watching the last few minutes of a documentary on The Discovery Channel about this team of researchers on a 17 year long, immersive, in-the-wild, grizzly bear artificial insemination program; when this commercial comes on with one of those infinitely-less-than cute Christmas songs playing in the background and a thought suddenly pops into my head . . .

Let's do a Feedback Friday questionnaire about Christmas Music. But let's mix it up PS style and ask about Christmas Music that isn't really Christmas Music. That will be so genuine and so original that the readership of the blog can do nothing but instantaneously skyrocket into the stratosphere.

Okay, then. It's a done deal.

So, that's the assignment today -

Tell us about a Christmas song that you either like or don't like that you think shouldn't be a Christmas song. Everyone has heard them. They get snuck in there alongside the likes of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Deck the Halls" and "I Saw Mommy Down in the Basement Bottling Moonshine with Santa" like nobody was paying attention.

Listen here Mr. Man. We are paying attention.

We're no dummies.

So, that's what we want to know about today.

I can't wait to hear your thoughts and/or opinions on the "Poser Christmas Song" subject.

Ben O.

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Blogger Kathleen said...

Even though a radio station here in Detroit has been playing nonstop Christmas songs since November 1, I have not listened at all which means I can not answer this question because I have no data.

I will, however, once again, profess my hatred for "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer."

8:35 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

I haven't heard that one this year. I think it has fallen out of general favor . . . fortunately.

Ben O.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

The Christmas song that bugs me the most is the one that's also one of the theme songs on Tetris. What gives?! It can't be a song for BOTH!

12:44 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

I agree with Kathleen. I hate that Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer song.

1:21 PM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe said...

I just think 'Jingle Bells' is fulls of crap. Nice, but off the 'full-o-crap' charts.

Has anyone ever ridden in a sleigh? Number one, one horse will not exactly have you 'dashing'. Two, laughter is only involved because you are hysterical watching the others flop around like ragdolls. That and the cold has gotten to you. Three, spitits are not so bright when one is fending off hypothermia. They may be trying to leave your body but bright? Not so much. Four, I dare you to try and sing while traversing fields in this manner. Fields look smooth until you try to take them on skinny blades that dig into the smallest ruts. Singing there would sound more like crooning while driving down a pothole laden road. Not to mention your lips would be frozen.

Nice song, just a load of crap. Unless you suck down some holiday cheer first, then that pretty much counteracts all the above.

And I want to beat the person who recorded that dumb song about g'ma getting run over by a reindeer. ooh, while I'm at it can I beat the person who 'invented' those awful motion sensitive animated trees?

9:25 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...


The Staff at Procrastination Station has some spare rubber hoses if anyone needs one to perform a beatdown this holiday season.

Ben O.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Okay, I HATE when rock stars remake Christmas classics. Like the Boss singing, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

The big sneak was back in the 80's ... "Free the World, let them know it's Christmas time." Do Africans give a f*ck about Christmas? That was such bullshit.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

First off, Beth, a lot of Africans are Christians so yes, I'd say many of them do give a f*ck about Christmas. As one who comes from Africa I have to say I think that is one of my favourite Christmas songs because of what it represents.

Right, lecture over. Ben, you can put that rubber hose away now, thanks.

And yep, I think singing about Grandma's unfortunate demise is in rather poor taste. Its supposed to be a happy, jingly time of year, right? {ducking as Livewire hurls a mince pie at me}

1:46 AM  
Blogger The Mad Hoosier said...

One of my recent favorite Christmas songs is "Mary Did You Know?" I believe that this can ben a song for any time of the year.

I suppose that since December 25th is the celebrated day of Christ's birth, that makes it a Christmas song, but a child is still considered a baby for quite some time after birth, making the song appropriate at any time of the year, no?

12:25 PM  

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