The Holiday Hangover: Now that the big Day is ending here’s fifteen songs about the mixed feelings that the season brings. There are a thousand more such songs, so please play along by adding your own to the list!
Larry Norman Christmastime
Just becuase Mr. Norman wrote "We Need a Whole Lot More Jesus and Whole Lot Less Rock n' Roll" didn't mean he didn't have a few harsh words about the season.
Key Line "Santa Clause is coming and the kids are getting greedy"
The Yobs 12 Days of Christmas
Hard to miss The Yobs who really degraded the songs of the season with a certain glee!
Key line: Ah all of them, pretty much
Sloppy Seconds Lonley Christmas
How this band manged to be both puerile and incisive is one of the great mysteries of pop-punk
Key Line “I'm gonna spend a lonely Christmas
sitting here and staring back at my TV
"Miracle on 34th Street on the all-night TV repeat
Just Bob Hope, Santa Claus and me"
Blink 182 I Won’t Be Home for Christmas
Speaking of puerility, Blink 182 made it clever n’ catchy and took it to the top of the charts. I, for one, do not resent them at all for this.
Key line " Outside the carolers start to sing
I can't describe the joy they bring
Because joy is something they don't bring me"
No Fun Down Home Country Christmas
A merciless, satiric indictment of the idealization of rural poverty, and the one song on this list that almost no one here will have heard before.
Key Line "I remember Christmas back in '44
There weren't no heat until we burned the door".
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