I’m not one for pushing Xmas over the November border, in fact I rarely start shopping until Dec 22. However the combination of media prattling on about the consumerism of Christmas and ers‘ recent holiday toonage post got me thinking about my own love of holiday toonage.
Yes, I admit it, I LOVE the Xmas Music. I sing along in stores. I use to join in on the group carol sing every morning in high school (when PC still was a political party). I tune into the Xmas radio station all of December and I dance around to it baking cookies and singing at the top of my lungs.
So when I read Kate’s post about her favourite holiday tune, I realized I’ve always wanted to compile a playlist filled with my favourites.
I’d start with:
Good King Wenchlessness (sp!)
- Santa Baby (Eartha Kit not Madonna)
getting nothing for Xmas cuz Beuford’s been nothing but bad (modified
after Beuford the dog killed & ate the Xmas turkey)
- Kermit’s One More Sleep ’til Xmas
- Let It Snow
- It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
- Winter Wonderland
- The Holly & The Ivy
- Please Come Home for Xmas
- I’ll Have a Blue Xmas Without You
- I’m Only Getting Half Of What I Oughta ‘Cause My Birthday Comes on Christmas
- and my new favourite: A Christmas Without Weed – Shawn Colvin
Of course, one tune that will never, ever, ever, be on my playlist is the one about the kid
who tries to buy shoes for his dying mom. You know the one, it starts
out as just a sappy country tune but it progresses to something that
will wrench tears from the hardest of hearts. And not in a good way.
That song is like crack for Christmas addicts. Thank goodness I’ll never be one of those. Now, where did I put my Frosty-The-Snow-Sweater?
Help me build the definitive Holiday Toonage List — tell me your favourite Xmas/Holiday tunes.