@compunaut “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is one of those songs that is totally owned by its original artists (John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band) that demands you scream “NO!” to any other version. Taken out of time and context it is a POS. Thanks for posting the real thing.
My god I hate that song. It’s repetitive, cheesy, and digs into your brain where it lives for days until something worse comes along to battle it for residence. I would rather listen to George Michael’s last Christmas on repeat for a week than to have to hear that damned song again. Not a fan of Mariah careys most popular song that shall not be named either but at least it doesn’t send me into a murderous rage.
Not sure why I hate that song so much but I really really do. I think I have some kind of repressed trauma…
I have seen time bend as my wife’s hand moves to the channel button at near the speed of light when Mariah Carey’s Christmas abomination comes on the radio. (But it’s still better than Dominic the Donkey). And as regards Last Christmas, couldn’t stand it until we went and saw Last Christmas, so now I picture Emilia Clarke singing it dressed as an elf, it is more palatable. Best Christmas song, imho, I Am Santa Claus, a parody of I Am Iron Man. (How much does he weigh? How do those reindeer pull his sleigh?)
“Wonderful Christmas Time” gets a lot of hate, but its in the minority of modern Christmas songs that actually has a festive tone. It seems like so many of the modern “classics” are solemn at best, and often downright maudlin.
@eonfifty Awhile back I was reading the comments on an article about Yoko and someone was like, why does everyone single out Yoko, I don’t remember anyone hating/complaining about Linda. And I was flabbergasted. It’s been going on longer than I’ve been alive.
@tinamarie1974 Let me assure you the soundtrack runs heavily to the Dean Martin era, and that The Waitresses were notable by their inclusion. We’re still probably a few years away from a New Wave Nursing Home.