I'm a huge fan of Christmas music, but like everyone else, after a few weeks of hearing Christmas-and-only-Christmas music nonstop, I'll get tired of it. But right now it's all still fresh and I'm still hearing songs for the first time (of the season), so let's talk about it before we're all hating it, right?
I have a long history of hating one particular Christmas song. I ranted about it in 2009-- ancient blog history!! VINTAGE!!! Despite my vehement protestations, radio stations continue to play the song...and even more offensively, singers and groups continue trying to re-make the song into something cooler. Most of them need to stop trying. But...well, there's always an exception.
Dangit if I didn't see 85 people post links to this new version of The Song that Drives Me Crazy yesterday. I ignored the first 84 because obviously those people all have bad taste in music. But then I gave in because I needed to listen so that I could properly judge and mock all of those people with bad taste.
But DANGIT!!!! I loved this version! And maybe I've listened to it like 100 times since last night. Maybe it's playing on repeat right now. And maybe the Song Previously Known as my Most Hated Song is now like my favorite song of the day. GAH. So because I'm not above eating crow publicly, I'll share it with all of you. Maybe I can be Person #85 for you and convince you to give it a listen. I know. Same ol' cheesy song...but so much better than before.
It doesn't hurt that this is probably the most gorgeous group of people ever assembled. And they can all sing? Life just isn't fair sometimes. Don't worry, I'm definitely pretending I'm the girl. I'll probably dress like her tomorrow. And then maybe I'll sing like her, too.
So yeah. I just put my most hated song on my blog. What's next? I get a shirt with a bird on it? NEVVVEERRRRRRR!!!!!!
PS. I've re-opened my mental debate about starting a blog Facebook page. I know we talked this to death a few months ago and I just stuck it on the back burner (and didn't start a FB page, obviously)...but now I keep "needing" one. Like I have this great idea for a post this week, but I need to do some 'market research' first. And FB would be the best way to do it. And also the stupid Blogger feeds keep screwing up and the only way I know people have written new posts is because some people are kind enough to link their new posts on FB. But I can't return the favor because I don't have a blog FB page (and I hate posting blog stuff on my 'personal' page). And I have a lot of other reasons, but just so you know. I'm thinking about it again.
PPS. How many times is too many to listen to that song? THERE ISN'T TOO MANY? Great!
PPPS. Any other great Christmas songs I need to be listening to before I get sick of the genre as a whole?