Hey, People Writing New Christmas Songs: Stoppit

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Please to sing about National Grandparents' Day instead.
I love Christmas. It's awesome. Baby magic-types being born, giant trees in your living room, socks full of socks brought to you by an old man stranger -- what's not to like?

Welp, there's just this one thing: the thing that sucks about Christmas is that people keep writing songs about it. And just like every new Beach Boys album, each new Christmas song is ten heart attacks worse than the last.

Can't we get Sting and U2 to write songs about Halloween or Thanksgiving or any other holiday with very few popular songs sung about it? Hey, Sting's lute, can't you hook us up with a Secretary's Day song? How has nobody sung about National Frito Pie Day, but somebody's on 103.7 right fucking now singing a song about how "Hallelujah A Baby Changes Everything."

"So, let's see, we've got Frosty, Santa, Rudolph -- Hey, nobody's written a crying, pregnant teen song about The Virge, y'all! Let's do it!"

I can safely say that we've got Christmas covered, you guys. Can we please, for the love of rainbow candy canes, move on? I'm not asking you to stop writing holiday songs altogether-- I just think that until we've got every holiday covered like we've got Christmas covered, we should chill the boobs out on the re-imagining of "We Three Kings."

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You two writing songs about Christmas? No. Please spend this energy on songs about L. Ron Hubbard's B-day.
Old Christmas songs, you're safe. Even the boring ones. You're history now, so you're all important no matter what. However, Rod Stewart: Stop all of it.

I will accept covers, up to Mariah Carey's version of "All I Want For Christmas Is You." (This is generous. And it comes with a caveat: we limit the playing of this song to once per season, additional times permitted only if it's heard while viewing Love Actually.) So, Jackson 5 Christmas covers, you're safe.

Scotty McCreery's Christmas album has a song on it called "Christmas in Heaven." IT'S ALREADY HEAVEN, WHY THE SHIT WOULD THEY NEED CHRISTMAS. No. Stoppit. Can't he write a song about Presidents' Day? McCreery would hold the microphone all weird and rock the Roosevelt out of that tune so hard. I just know it. If only his tight jeans would let him sing other holiday music, we could all be saved.

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Scotty McCreery doesn't even want to hear Scotty McCreery singing "The First Noel." Make it not.
Nobody else ever needs to cover "Santa Baby." The original song blows, and the covers just keep getting worse. Jessica Simpson sang it and sounded like a soft shit. Apparently Michael Buble has even covered "Santa Baby," with his version titled (obviously) "Santa Buddy." He asks for a Rolex instead of boobs, or whatever the girls always ask for. Fuck a bunch of that.

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No more Christmas songs, Jessica Simpson. Please write songs about National Tuna Fish Day instead.
Dear Song Singers, please stop writing more Christmas albums and start writing about the holidays we really need songs about. Like National Beer Day. Or National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Where the hell is the Arbor Day song? C'mon, people. This album writes itself. (Merry Christmas.)


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Melissa Howell
Melissa Howell

I couldn't agree with you more, Alice! Every time his commercial comes on for this album, it's like nails on a chalkboard. We have enough good Christmas music already recorded. No need to muck it up with AI cast offs, former Mouseketeers, and old rockers trying to hold on to their music careers.

hbhuggins
hbhuggins

This would help---

Hey, People BUYING New Christmas Songs: Stoppit

thecheapbastard
thecheapbastard

@RLStrickland one poinsettia candle wreath to rule them all.

RoadrunnerEats
RoadrunnerEats

. @thecheapbastard a baby changes everything you guys #songsiwillmurdermyselfto

DallasLockhart
DallasLockhart

@RoadrunnerEats @thecheapbastard When did Wham become a classic to be remade?

thecheapbastard
thecheapbastard

@RoadrunnerEats I'm so glad in not imagining that that song exists. I thought maybe it was God punishing me for eating foie gras.

RoadrunnerEats
RoadrunnerEats

. @thecheapbastard I also enjoy the random "Hey, sweetheart" "Huh?" "A baby changes everything" "Shut Up" #husbandoftheyear

RoadrunnerEats
RoadrunnerEats

. @thecheapbastard I like to scare my wife in the shower by ripping the curtain back and scream-singing "A baby changes everything.."

RoadrunnerEats
RoadrunnerEats

@thecheapbastard Just caught a typo in the article... you accidentally spelled boobz with an s

thecheapbastard
thecheapbastard

@RoadrunnerEats whisper singing it is scarier. #protip

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