Sunday, December 09, 2007

I'm glad that life isn't like a Christmas song....

...because if my friends and I were building a snowman and it suddenly came alive when we put a hat on it, I'd probably freak and stab it to death with an icicle. (Matt Perry)

Can anyone explain our thirst for Xmas songs? We give out fuck when we hear them in shops from Halloween onwards but yet we buy them by the bucketload. Looking at the global iTunes chart this morning - Mariah Carey, The Pogues, Band Aid, Wham, Chris Rea, Wizzard, Shakin Stevens and Bing Crosby all in the top 15. How do they manage that every year? Are download buying teenagers rushing out every December to buy them for the first time round and putting them back up to the top of the charts? Or do the rest of us download them in December, delete them in January and repeat the cycle to put another million into Mariah's flimsy Santa suit every year?

Then you've to question the Christmas songs that aren't Christmas songs - Long December by the Counting Crows is about the lead singer's depression and Frankie Goes To Hollywood's The Power Of Love to me knowledge is about coming out. My personal favorite is Joe Pesci's If It Doesn't Snow This Christmas, can we download the bejaysus out of it and get it to Number 1? I can hear Larry Gogan counting it down already!


  1. That song, "Driving home for Christmas" makes me feel like I want to vomit! It's the kind of song I thing murderers would listen to!

  2. I LOVE the Joe Pesci song and am quite fond of the slightly left of field one and classic like Dino's Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.

    How can anyone in the year 2007 still be shelling out for Shakin Stevens?

    Seriously lads, we all cobble together a half-decent Christmas song and we're set for life.

  3. they have Christmas No 1s in the times today... spice girls: too much, no thank you!

    what are people thinking!?

    i love a lot of the other Christmassy tunes though!

    my favourite non Christmas Christmas song, is the human league, don't you want me...just since it's on the list, and for the craic and all.

  4. Come on...I love Christmas songs. I'd never heard the Slade "It's ChristMAAAAAAAAAAAAS" song til we moved here (they've never played it in the US as far I as I know). Some of them were new to us.

    However, I don't know if you all have heard the Waitresses Christmas Rap. I lke that one!!

  5. Me too polka. I love all the cheese. Wham is my favourite, way better than the Pogues. I love let it snow because it reminds me of Die Hard. I also love all the carols, especially O Holy Night. But favourite carols could be another post...