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3 12 2009

As I was showering this morning, I flipped my iPod to Christmas 1984 by the Mannheim Steamrollers.

I know. Completely crazy. I don’t even like the Mannheim Steamrollers. Why would I voluntarily listen to techno-Christmas music?

I think I figured out the reason, though. It’s because my parents like the Mannheim Steamrollers. Playing Christmas 1984 really loud while I showered made it feel like Christmas.

And, since it’s only the third and December is already kicking my butt (we don’t say that at our house, but “kicking my bottom” just doesn’t have that slangy zing I’m going for here), I definitely need a little more of that Christmas spirit going on.

P.S. After listening to the album whilst getting ready, I realized I actually do like it. All except for that horrid version of “Deck the Halls.” Save me from synthesizers, please.

P.P.S. If you were stranded on a desert island and only had one Christmas song to play, what would be the worst thing to have:

  1. Deck the Halls by Mannheim Steamrollers
  2. The Twelve Days of Christmas by the Chipmunks    or
  3. The Little Drummer Boy by anyone 

Let me know. I’ve been thinking about it all day.


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12 responses

3 12 2009
Mike

I think the worst one to have would be “The Little Drummer Boy,” by anyone, but mostly by Neil Diamond. I think I would feed myself to the sharks.

And I can now hear Dad blasting the Mannheim Steamroller already.

3 12 2009
melissa

Hilarious. I have the same relationship with Manheim. Christmas is not Christmas without it, however horrible it may be.
Twelve days of Christmas by The Chipmunks

3 12 2009
Mom

I think I would vote for Christmas Cats. Enough said. I know that wasn’t one of your choices but that would be pure torture.

3 12 2009
Anonymous

Definitely Little Drummer Boy. We always discuss when it comes on the radio (since all we listen to now is the continuous Christmas on 106.9) that it is by far the worst song. It came on the other day and Ellie shouted turn it up Dad it’s your favorite song. HAHA

3 12 2009
Tami

Chipmunks….yuck!

3 12 2009
Mark

I’m with you on all three songs. I can’t stand either of the three.

It’s after Thanksgiving at least, so it’s okay to be listening to the Christmas stuff…

3 12 2009
Dina

Definitely chipmunks. Ugh.

4 12 2009
moniquel319

Ugh hate the chipmunks.

6 12 2009
Alias

chipmunks. yup. absolutely.

6 12 2009
The C. Joneses

It’s unanimous. The chipmunks would definitely be the dreaded repeat song on a solitary desert island. Or would it be good to have Christmas music considering that it would likely be hot AND dry on a desert island. I think even worse than Deck the Halls by Mannheim Steamroller is that elevator Christmas music they play in the stores. P.S. why is it called elevator music? I don’t think I’ve ever actually heard it in an elevator.

8 12 2009
Mrs. Olsen

Manheim Steamrollers sucks all around.

p.s. I love you can’t say the word butt at your house. So Archibald!

8 12 2009
El Jefe

Just last night, as the kids were playing the Alvin and the Chipmunks CD they checked out from the library (it was their mom, I promise), I thought, “How has the gimmick of speeding up recorded voices lived this long?” Every song has Alvin being cheeky and his owner (I don’t even know his name) escalating in anger until he is screaming “ALVIIIIINNN!!!!”

Hilarious.

–El Jefe

P.S.–worst song? Alvin and the Chipmunks doing a techno-fied version of Lil’ Drummer Boy. Out shopping the other night, we heard a number of AWFUL R & B renditions of otherwise decent Christmas classics–they may take the cake.

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