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By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | December 19, 2007 |


While I am certainly a fan of the Christmas season (anything that consistently brings Jack Nicholson to the big screen is OK with me), there is nothing I loathe more than Christmas music. I’m sorry, but Bing White or Elmo and Patsy, novelty or classic, it’s all the same simplistic crap to me. I find it obnoxious as hell that even legitimate artists can throw a half-assed song together, insert a few Christmas-themed lyrics, and sell a half-a-million records. That two of the most famous Christmas songs ever were performed by chipmunks and the Singing Dogs says about all one needs to know about the seasonal music piped into every goddamn department store in America. If I had my druthers, those reindeer would’ve taken out a lot more than Grandma; they’d have mauled every artists who sought to exploit the season with appalling Christmas albums — ain’t nothing that would bring me more Christmas joy than hoof prints on Clay Aiken’s forehead.

But, I understand that, for whatever reason, some people actually do like Christmas music. So, in today’s comment diversion, share with us both your favorite and your least favorite Christmas tunes and then, because the holiday is only six days away, do tell us the one DVD you’re hoping to find in your Christmas stocking this year. And if you don’t celebrate the holiday, feel free to pretend or mock us for our traditions.

And thanks again to Julia for the diversion suggestion.

Favorite: “Jingle Bell Rock,” Hall & Oates (just for the priceless video).
Least Favorite: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” Elmo and Patsy.
Christmas DVD: Knocked Up.

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