Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Christmas Thought

My feelings about Christmas are complex, confused, and mostly personal, but I can't help wondering: does anybody actually LIKE the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"

In terms of awful holiday songs, it is second only to Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime."


Hilda said...

Yeah - "12 Days of Christmas" is pretty awful, but I think "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is worse. And I also really dislike "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano. Bt the worst has got to be "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer", seconded closely by the one where dogs bark "Jingle Bells".

Adam Thornton said...

After I finished the post I thought "uh-oh...Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" is right up there. I am fortunate that I have never heard dogs barking "Jingle Bells," and I hope I'm spared that during the rest of the holiday season.

The really frustrating thing about "12 Days of Christmas" is that it just NEVER ENDS. And the "five golden rings" interjection always comes at the most awkward time.

During breakfast this morning I was treated to a small girl spinning around the restaurant and shouting "Dashing through the SNOWWW! Dashing through the SNOWWW! Dashing through the SNOWWW! Dashing through the SNOWWW!" That was more annoying that the dog version, maybe.