Am I the only one that HATES Rock and Roll Christmas music? It's not that I hate Christmas music, per se. Some of it I enjoy quite a bit, but there's something about Rock and Roll Christmas music that I just find...repulsive. It's like the worst of both kinds of music - sickeningly sweet lyrics, simplistic cheery melodies, mediocre vocals and a bunch of musicians that sound like they just learned the song in the previous take.
I've never been a Bruce Springsteen fan, but I respect him as an artist - except when I hear his version of Santa Clause is Coming to Town. Please, Bruce, just stop. Ugh. I hate Jingle Bell Rock and it seems like people keep making new versions of it, but it never gets any better. The song I hate the most - by far - is the Beach Boys Little Saint Nick. Don't get me wrong. I think the Beach Boys are great. Good Vibrations is one of the best songs of the 60's, but Little Saint Nick is horrendous, like fingernails-on-a-chalkboard horrendous. Seriously, it sounds like the Beach Boys making fun of themselves - Blech!
Maybe part if it is that I hear the same few irritating songs year after year - over and over and over. Of course, it that were true, then the cure would be MORE of this crap and that's not something I want to encourage - at all. In the last decade or so, I've started hearing country versions of Rock and Roll Christmas songs. Since I generally dislike country music, I'm not hopeful.
Great - now I'm imagining a country version of Jingle Bell Rock. You'll have to excuse me now. I need to play my copy of the "Charlie Brown Christmas" album. Maybe Vince Guaraldi can wipe that other slush out of my brain.