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Thursday, December 09, 2010

bear in mind, i think train's 'drops of jupiter' is one of the greatest songs ever recorded

Confession:

I absolutely, positively do not think Paul McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmas Time' is the worst holiday song ever released. Nothing about this song annoys me. Nothing. In fact, I just played it three times while writing what may possibly be the shortest blog post I've ever created here.

Make that five. I wanted to bask in the lyrics. Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding.

Now, I'm not going to try and do something radical like try and convince you Scrooges out there who claim to hate this song that you're wrong (subliminal message insertion: YOU ARE), but I think if you were honest with yourself, deep down, you'd realize you like this song, too, and when you come to terms with that, we can hold each other gently and smile lovingly at each other, which I think was the only thing Paul wanted us to do when we heard this song. I give you this to listen to:



When you're ready, my arms are open. The mood is right. The spirit's up.

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21 Comments:

Blogger Cocotte said...

I, for one, like the song because at least it's original. Then again, I also love 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

Friday, December 10, 2010 5:37:00 AM  
Blogger MadameQueen said...

I'm sorry. We're going to have to agree to disagree on this one. *MY* least favorite Christmas song, though, is Bruce Springsteen's Santa Clause is Coming to Town. That song goes on FOREVER. Just end it already!!

Of course, Do They Know It's Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas songs, so I'm probably kind of weird.

Friday, December 10, 2010 7:21:00 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

Listen. . . You know I love you. And you know I love Sir Paul, and 99.999% of all the music he ever made.

And I don't necessarily say that this is the worst Christmas song ever; it's possible that there are worse ones (I mean, I haven't heard them all). . .

But. . .

(*choking*)
(*gagging*)
(*retching*)


I do not like it, Sam-I-Am. . .

But you know I love you, right? ;)

Friday, December 10, 2010 8:25:00 AM  
Blogger lime said...

oh heck, paul doesn't even make a distant blip on my horrible christmas song radar. do they know it's christmas ranks #1 for "serious songs." dominic the itlaian christmas donkey ranks #1 for "silly songs."

Friday, December 10, 2010 8:25:00 AM  
Blogger SciFi Dad said...

I can actually feel my soul boil when I listen to this song.

Friday, December 10, 2010 8:36:00 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I do not like Paul without John.

I do not like Wonderful Christmas Time.

These are my truths. I'm not giving into you even for a hug.

My punishment for this comment? valedali as a word veri.

Friday, December 10, 2010 8:44:00 AM  
Anonymous TwoBusy said...

Every time you listen to that song, one of Santa's reindeer explodes.

Friday, December 10, 2010 9:30:00 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I puffy heart cheesy Christmas songs. Thank you for this one!

Friday, December 10, 2010 1:49:00 PM  
Blogger Whitemist said...

nuttin' wrong with liking any Christmas song.

Friday, December 10, 2010 3:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Bejewell said...

That song is EVIL and Paul McCartney is the DEVIL and I don't care what you or anyone else says I just HATE HIM and his ASS FACE.

Love, Me.

Friday, December 10, 2010 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger justmakingourway said...

Wow - I kind of hate to come after Bejewell and say I like Paul. She scares me a little.

What makes me laugh is this video. It is so deliciously 1979, what with the cheesy effects and giant exploding present. Hilarious!

Saturday, December 11, 2010 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

Much as I love you, I'm not falling for your subliminal messages; I won't go so far as to say it's the worst, but it's in the running.

Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:26:00 AM  
Blogger Toyin O. said...

Great song, thanks for sharing.

Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Backpacking Dad said...

SIMPLY. HAVING. A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME. SIMPLY. HAVING. A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME.

THE CHOIR OF CHILDREN SING THEIR SONG. THEY PRACTICED ALL YEAR LONG.

DOO DOOT, DOO DOOT DOO. DOO DOOT, DOO DOOT DOO.

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:56:00 PM  
Anonymous goodfather said...

I've always liked this song, and still do. The only Christmas song I truly HATE (and I mean hate) is All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, by Alvin and The Chipmunks.

That, in my opinion, is a stinker.

Saturday, December 11, 2010 7:59:00 PM  
Blogger anymommy said...

I still don't like it, much as I love you. Thinking of you & your MIL and hoping for no more 6:00 a.m. phone calls.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 6:41:00 PM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

The only Christmas song that bugs me seems to be The Little Drummer Boy. The whole pa-rum-pa-pa-pum thing gets old.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 11:00:00 PM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

OH no-- this one doesn't bother meat all (do I get a cookie or a cheese puff now?). But there are others far more EVIL!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010 7:58:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt Juicebox said...

I actually LOVE this song. I think my fave one though is "Last Christmas". There are only two Christmas songs I truly hate, and they are the one about the Christmas shoes, and the one about wanting a hippopotamus.

Monday, December 13, 2010 6:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

I found you from Adventures of the Grigg Boys. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

Monday, December 13, 2010 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger Homemaker Man said...

I love this song. Who hates this song? Jews? No no, that can't be it.

Nazis? Maybe.

People who don't simply have a wonderful xmas time? Figures.

Monday, December 20, 2010 2:39:00 PM  

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