Fa-la-la-la-la, La Friday Five

From the RevGalBlogPals:
Those of you who read my blog know I have a love-hate relationship with the 24/7 Christmas music we’re
subjected treated to in stores and radio (in the U.S. at least). It gets too sentimentally sticky-sweet sometimes, yet I find myself unable to resist it. Nothing says “it’s Christmas” to me like John Denver and Rolf the Dog singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” So…

1. A favorite ‘secular’ Christmas song.
White Christmas — only because I love the movie!

2. Christmas song that chokes you up (maybe even in spite of yourself–the cheesier the better)
Mary Did You Know? …just gets me… no logic, I know.

3. Christmas song that makes you want to stuff your ears with chestnuts roasted on an open fire.
Hands down, the song that makes me want to say “gag-me-with-a-candy-cane” is the Carpenter’s “Merry Christmas Darling” — WHY does it still get airtime??? YEEEIIICK!!! (Then there’s always “Christmas Shoes” which is… ugh… never mind…)

4. The Twelve Days of Christmas: is there *any* redeeming value to that song? Discuss.
Sure. Re-write the words HERE! At least you can practice your parts of speech painlessly…

5. A favorite Christmas album
Hard one… so many cheesy ones that get eliminated from the start! I’m going to go traditional with our CD of Handel’s “Messiah” performed by Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields…

Now, I’m off to sing “Deck the Halls” as re-written by Walt Kelly of Pogo fame. (A song we used to sing and drive my parents CRAZY!!!!

Wally-wally-wash-and-Kalamazoo to U!

Deb

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