here's the lyrics to the christmas shoes song. make a game of reading it - see if you can get all the way through without vomiting.
It was almost Christmas time, there I stood in another line Tryin' to buy that last gift or two, not really in the Christmas mood Standing right in front of me was a little boy waiting anxiously Pacing 'round like little boys do And in his hands he held a pair of shoes
His clothes were worn and old, he was dirty from head to toe And when it came his time to pay I couldn't believe what I heard him say
[Chorus:] Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time You see she's been sick for quite a while And I know these shoes would make her smile And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight
He counted pennies for what seemed like years Then the cashier said, "Son, there's not enough here" He searched his pockets frantically Then he turned and he looked at me He said Mama made Christmas good at our house Though most years she just did without Tell me Sir, what am I going to do, Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes
So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out I'll never forget the look on his face when he said Mama's gonna look so great
Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time You see she's been sick for quite a while And I know these shoes would make her smile And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight
[Bridge:] I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love As he thanked me and ran out I knew that God had sent that little boy To remind me just what Christmas is all about
[Chorus] just in case you aren't crying by the end of the song, they have a chorus of children singing the chorus.
okay, maybe this makes me a cynical as*hole for hating this song, but it just grates on me! i get calls at the station every day from teary old women, asking me to play that sweet song. nothing gives the meaning of christmas better than exploiting a poor kid with a dying mother. why not just have santa shoot his puppy while they're at it? i got this as a story, not a song, years ago via email. i heard the song came afterwards, and there is even a cheesy movie made about it! gak.
Boy, I'm glad I never heard that song. Why would you want to hear crap like that for Christmas anyway? The holidays are stressful and weep inducing as it is. We need merry tunes to keep us from dissolving into either homocidal maniacs or mental veggies twitching on the floor.
I guess for some people all the rushing, debt and forced social action isn't enough and they need to "borrow" some angst to get them in the proper frame of mind.
I pulled this off of the Compuserve main page, and thought of all of you...
Most Hated Christmas Song of All Time
How many times can you hear "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" or Madonna trying--but not even coming close--to best Eartha Kitt with "Santa Baby" before you just scream? The Washington Post has called these two songs, along with Barbra Streisand's "Jingle Bells" and the Jackson 5's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" the "sonic equivalent of a chorus of screeching cats." They are among the most hated Christmas songs of all time--but they aren't THE most hated.
The honor of the most hated Christmas song of all time goes to "Jingle Bells," as "performed" by the Singing Dogs, a 1955 Danish record that was reedited and released in 1970. That's the word from Edison Media Research and Pinnacle Media Worldwide who independently of each other surveyed radio listeners to find out the holiday songs they most loved and hated.
The three songs we love the most are: --Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" (1942) --Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" (1946) --Burl Ives's "A Holly Jolly Christmas" (1965)
Also high on the list of songs we adore this time of year are "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Brenda Lee, recorded in 1958), "Jingle Bell Rock" (Bobby Helms, 1957) and John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" from 1971. We like our Christmas music well worn. The most recent song to make Pinnacle's top 10 list was Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which was released 13 years ago, while Lennon/Ono's "Happy Xmas" is the most recent for Edison.
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I pulled this off of the Compuserve main page, and thought of all of you...
Most Hated Christmas Song of All Time The honor of the most hated Christmas song of all time goes to "Jingle Bells," as "performed" by the Singing Dogs, a 1955 Danish record that was reedited and released in 1970. That's the word from Edison Media Research and Pinnacle Media Worldwide who independently of each other surveyed radio listeners to find out the holiday songs they most loved and hated.
Hah! See! Doctor Z has his finger on the pulse of Amerika! (See the first post of this thread!)
Oh yeah, I hate "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," too. It sounds like a stuffed up Bob Dylan on helium. I'm not wild about John and Yoko, either, but I can stand it.
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Post by Captain Hygiene on Dec 21, 2007 16:01:32 GMT -5
I remember the first time I knowingly heard "Rockin' around the Christmas tree." I had heard the name of the song, and thought it would be some cool, 1950s-type rock'n'roll number. I was sorely disappointed to find out that, not only does it not rock, it actually decreases the coolness of any music in its vicinity.
Post by kisskicker99 on Dec 23, 2007 10:11:43 GMT -5
The most recent song to make Pinnacle's top 10 list was Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which was released 13 years ago
Actually, the only reason that song makes the list AT ALL is because her fans rig media polls about the best Christmas song. It's never been as popular as people make it out to be. Actually, I've heard Do They Know It's Christmas more during the season and that's a more modern Christmas song as well.
This one cover of Jingle Bells where it starts with "I like sleigh rides" and it does that over and over.
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I hate "Wonderful Christmastime" and "War is Over" with a yuletide passion.
Anytime establishments play songs that aren't really Christmas songs, they just might mention winter or coldness in passing, just so there are more songs in the rotation. (And yet places still seem to play 80 different versions of the same song anyway, so go figure). Examples: "Baby, it's Cold Outside" (yeah, go out there and freeze to death you sorry sack of...by the way is this song an earlier more wintery version of Blurred Lines? "What's in this DRINK?"! ). "My Favorite Things" (REALLY? Just cuz they mention packages and silver white winters? Not Christmas, sorry - was it sung at Christmas in the play version of Sound of Music? I don't know, but it's just wrong). "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm". There's a version that seems to be an old version where they just added more modern music, like a DJ remix and the music just doesn't go with the lyrics; I don't know who the singer is. It's just grating and blech.
The reason I bumped this was because I've been hearing this song by, Ashanti I believe it is, I think it's called "It's Christmas Time Again" but don't quote me on that. I can't understand a SINGLE WORD she is warbling. It's just a slow, whiny mess and all I hear is "wah-wah wah-wah wah-WAH". I can't even describe it's crappiness.
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