Blue Christmas already
So I’m in the car this afternoon and I’m flipping through the radio stations and I hear a sliver of Josh Grobin and I don’t recognize it and so I think to myself: Hmmm, this guy is finally out with some new (as opposed to recycled Andrea Bocelli knockoff) material? Ohuup … nope, of course not. IT’S YET ANOTHER COVER OF “I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.”
And sure enough, the local soft rock station has already commenced its schlock and awful campaign of horrendousness that is Christmas Music Season. Thus it’s time to perform my annual public service announcement that originally ran oh these many years ago as “Gird Yourself For Bad Christmas Music.” It begins:
It’s only November 29 and I’m already sick to death of “Jingle Bell Rock” and Burle Ives and “White Christmas” and the Ray Conniff Singers (”let’s all sing in unison everybody!”). Hasn’t anyone realized that there are only so many ways to rearrange “Silent Night” and “We Three Kings” before the songs collapse under their own threadbare weight? The state of Christmas music - Christian and secular - is atrocious.
The full rant is here. Obviously all you have to do is change the date and this holds true every year. … and it keeps getting earlier and earlier!
Oh grant that this scourge may not fall too heavily upon us for once, dear precious baby Jesus. But just to be sure, I’m leaving the radio off till the New Year.Email this Post