My yearly disclaimer: I love Christmas music, but there is no getting around the fact that some of it is putrid.
I am purposefully not going to look back at last years’ post about the worst Christmas songs, but if you need to brush up, there it is.
So, let’s see if anything has changed this year.
For me? Nope. It’s still the Cat Carol.
Oh dear oh dear, it grows ever more wretched.
I still hate The Little Drummer Boy. It’s just too plodding and monotonous for me.
The Christmas Shoes.
Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time.
In Toys R Us I heard the most insane version of Hark The Herald Angels Sing. Some things were not meant for the reggae treatment.
Pop-countrifying anything rarely stirs me.
My favorites this year–my favorites are almost always based solely on melodies that give me goosebumps–have been:
- Silent Night
- O Holy Night
- Just about any fingerstyle guitar arrangement of familiar carols
- Gabriel’s Oboe
- I love nearly all of the Sarah McLachlan Christmas album–there are levels of sentimentality I happily submit to
Okay, your turn. Sharpen the knives. What do you hate? And if you’re feeling jolly, what do you love?