Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Way You Sing It....

I'm having a problem with Christmas Music. Yes, me, the girl who pulls out her trusty Wow Christmas CD in early November, who blasts cheesy bells and saxophones from her car stereo a month before the rest of the world even remembers that Christmas is nearly around the corner. I swear, no music gives me a better feeling than the music that brings me back to the days when the latest Littlest Pet Shop Accessory was the best thing EVER to find under the tree.

I guess that kinda brings me to my point. What's with pop artists who:

a) Take a Christmas song that we know and love and beat it about with a stick SO MUCH that it barely resembles the old carol that we know and love? Where's the fun in getting to the 2nd verse and saying "Oh hey, I recognise these words... huh, apparently I'm listening to Jingle Bells"
b) Release a 'Christmas CD' filled with a bunch of songs that no one knows or really cares about? Sorry, but Hilary Duff bleating "Last Christmas I gave you my heart, and the very next day you gave it away" doesn't make me feel all that festive...

Christmas songs, and the associated music are, in a word, uncool. Seriously, if it weren't for the season, no one would listen to music that sounds like that. (I might, but that's beside the point) The appeal of Christmas music is that it takes us back to when we were kids, and Christmas was a magical time of year. You hear "Silent Night" and you feel all warm inside. None of this new pop rubbish. That doesn't do anything for anyone. No, I haven't asked the general public. I just know.
I'm all for artists branching out and recording classics like "O Holy Night" and "Jingle Bell Rock". But stick with those. Nobody cares about N'Sync's "Home For Christmas" or Hilary Duff's "Santa Claus Lane" (except for the teeny bopper die-hard fans who think that these songs have changed their lives for the better)

So anyway. Rant over.
Currently listening to: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Jump5
(for the record) ;)

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