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ĎDo They Know Itís Christmasí Is The Worst Christmas Song Ever
The Federalist ^ | December 3, 2014 | Leslie Loftis

Posted on 12/04/2014 6:22:48 AM PST by C19fan

The worst Christmas song ever isn’t actually a Christmas song. It’s just a song that uses Christmas in the hook and was popular when it was released. So Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” gets played every year starting at the end of November. Every year, I think that the awfulness comes in part from the refreshed shock of dreadful lyrics I’ve not heard in 11 months. Instead, my loathing of the song grows through the season and year by year. So as it starts playing on repeat—and the 30th anniversary edition regales us with two versions this season—a complaint against this offense against music and charity.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: carols; christmas; christmascarols; music; xmas
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will say the worst Christmas song ever is John Lennon's "Imagine". One can question if "Imagine" is a Christmas song but for some reason radio stations include that song in their Christmas line up. I wonder which program director took a song that embraces Communism and Atheism and decided that was appropriate to play alongside Silent Night.
1 posted on 12/04/2014 6:22:48 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

False. Any song that has Phil Collins on the drums has to be given the benefit of the doubt.


2 posted on 12/04/2014 6:24:02 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: C19fan

John Lennon and Yoko Ono on “So This is Christmas” has got to be the worst Christmas song ever. War is over? Lame!


3 posted on 12/04/2014 6:30:05 AM PST by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: C19fan
"Santa Baby, blah blah, nag nag, whine whine, nag nag whine, NAG NAG..."

yechhh.
4 posted on 12/04/2014 6:30:44 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: webheart
John Lennon and Yoko Ono on “So This is Christmas” has got to be the worst Christmas song ever.

That's certainly one of the terrible ones.
5 posted on 12/04/2014 6:31:21 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: C19fan

You might be thinking of “ Happy Xmas War is over “.

Horrid bit of smug caterwauling.


6 posted on 12/04/2014 6:31:33 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: C19fan

Jingle Bell Rock makes me want to punch someone.

Santa Baby is just awkward.

Baby It’s Cold Outside is just goofy.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland, and that song about the kid wanting shoes also mages me gag.

Honestly I cant listen to anything that was made after 1900. It just gets more campy and secular. And the newer the song, the more annoying jingly bells in the background, and the more people need to yell out the notes to make up for the emptiness of the lyrics.


7 posted on 12/04/2014 6:33:42 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: C19fan

They should’ve done “Yoko Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”


8 posted on 12/04/2014 6:34:42 AM PST by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

LOL!


9 posted on 12/04/2014 6:36:03 AM PST by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: webheart
Simon and Garfunkel “Silent Night/7:00 News” is pretty stiff competition for sanctimonious sixties crap.
10 posted on 12/04/2014 6:36:33 AM PST by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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Not sure if I like or hate...

Father Christmas, give me some money. Don't mess around with your silly toys. We'll beatcha up if you don't hand it over.


11 posted on 12/04/2014 6:38:12 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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You know what? I think after reading your post I've decided I hate them all. All of them.

I wonder if it's because of the radio stations that go wall to wall Christmas music starting about two weeks before Thanksgiving. I think they may have killed every Christmas carol that's ever been recorded.

I don't consider myself a cynical or negative person...I enjoy Christmas...hmm.
12 posted on 12/04/2014 6:41:34 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: C19fan

Bono’s song is bad because it does not tell the impoverished Third World what it really needs to hear: Slash taxes, deregulate your economies and tell your people to get to work instead of waiting for handouts from the West.


13 posted on 12/04/2014 6:53:31 AM PST by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: warsaw44

Notice that the conquering North Vietnamese Communists (aided by Chinese and Russian imperialist Communists) didn’t want war to be over either (at least until they WON).


14 posted on 12/04/2014 6:58:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Shickl-Gruber's Big Lie gave us Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act (HUAC).)
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To: VanDeKoik
Honestly I cant listen to anything that was made after 1900.

How about "Do You Hear What I Hear"

'Do You Hear What I Hear?': The Story Behind the Song

15 posted on 12/04/2014 7:05:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Shickl-Gruber's Big Lie gave us Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act (HUAC).)
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To: webheart

That’s not a Christmas song. It’s an anti-Christmas song. My husband has never heard more than about 3 seconds of it, because every time it comes on, I flip the station and go into a rant about how horrible it is. Then I boycott the station until I get over it.


16 posted on 12/04/2014 7:12:12 AM PST by BykrBayb (Where there is life, there is hope. - Terri Schiavo ~ √ě)
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To: mmichaels1970

As someone who grew up in Baton Rouge, I hated all songs with snow in them. They are not Christmas songs, like “We Three Kings”, they are Winter songs. I finally decided that singing snow songs was the only way the poor Yankees could make it through another 6 months (or whatever) of winter cold and snow, so I would laugh and be thankful that I was down South where it is warm.


17 posted on 12/04/2014 7:18:35 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: C19fan

I challenged our local station that goes Christmas after T-giving on the Lennon version of Imagine a couple of years back...haven’t heard it since...however...

I heard some newer version of it yesterday...gonna light ‘em up over that today.

A song that starts out with “imagine no religion”...sure, that’s a Christmas song. /s


18 posted on 12/04/2014 7:18:55 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hmmm. I never knew that song was that young.

And I think since it wasn’t some pop music novelty song, and has a meaningful origin rooted in the non-secular Christmas, it actually stands out from every other song made during that time.


19 posted on 12/04/2014 7:19:48 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: C19fan
Every year, I think that the awfulness comes in part from the refreshed shock of dreadful lyrics I’ve not heard in 11 months.

That's how I feel about Christmas music in general.

20 posted on 12/04/2014 7:20:53 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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