Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Carol Rantings

This time of year, there's a lot of Christmas Carols on the radio, and while this is usually something I welcome, there's always a few things that make me stop and go "...what!!?"

Song: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Line: "There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago"
Question: When was the last time a scary ghost story was part of your Christmas celebration? Maybe it's referring to A Christmas Carol? Or maybe the line should just be "We'll tell our favorite stories and tales of the glories..."?

Song: Last Christmas (I gave you my heart)
Question: Who thought this song was in the spirit of Christmas!!? The next day you broke my heart, so next year I'll give my heart to someone special? Fine, it's a fine song, lots of worse lyrics in popular songs are out there (Follow me [everything is all right] being certanly among them), but in a Christmas 'carol'? Really?

Song: My Favorite Things (from the Sound of Music)
Question: Who decided this was a Christmas song? It was originally sung in the summer! It mentions presents, silver-white winters and...that's about it! But still, you hear it all over the place!

Song: Jingle Bells
Question: Oh yeah, I'm even going there. OK, so it's just antiquated language, and many Christmas songs have that, no problem. But this one's pretty much a kids' song...and they have NO idea what upsot means! In fact, I don't really either, though adults can guess from the context. Maybe the line could easily be, "The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed his luck, he got into a drifted bank, and then we all got stuck!"

Song: soooo many I can't count them
Gripe: OK people, the plural of 'reindeer' is 'reindeer', not 'reindeers'. It's not cute, it's annoying. Stop changing songs by mis-saying 'reindeer'. The only reason the word reindeers should appear in "Rudolph" is if you're talking about the reindeers' games. See the apostrophe? It's posessive - that's the only time you're allowed to say 'reindeers'!!! ☺

Anyway, not that I'm really passionate about any of this, I just thought I'd share some of my random thoughts that pop up while listening to Christmas radio!

Merry Christmas, all!

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