When I was in elementary school they would throw us all in the cafeteria this time of year. Everyone. All the teachers. Each student from kindergarten up to fifth grade. We would sit on the floor and the music teacher would break out the projector. On it would be lyrics to these songs, these classic songs, Jingle Bell Rock, Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Feliz Navidad. It was some real Mickey Mouse stuff.
As an adult I can’t take Christmas music. They start playing it before Thanksgiving. For five weeks you can’t walk into any establishment without hearing the scourge of holly jolly red and green music around. It’s the same songs. The same I’ve been hearing for all this time, and it never changes. If I hear Little Drummer Boy one more time I will start kidnapping babies and leaving them in manger scenes and collect Amazon boxes.
Although I’m anti-Christmas music, I’m here for real music having parts about Christmas. Using the season as part of a plot or a vessel to examine feelings through. My favorite of them all is Christmas Card by Joyce Manor.
And I also love this Chris Farren Christmas album.
Next time you won’t to get into some eggnog drinking spirit give one of these a try. You can go the rest of your life without hearing Jingle Bells.
Anyways, that’s all I got. The floor is yours to discuss whatever. Talk about that or whatever else is on your mind—books, movies, food, drinks, music, other sports, hobbies, etc.—in the wide open expanse below. S.N.O.T. is what you make of it. Just remember all the standard commenting rules apply.