It’s the Christmas season, and with that comes the inevitability of Bublé, Carey and Michaels (RIP).
The aforementioned, though most comforting – and whose music brings back fond memories of The Wongs annual Christmas parties which lasted throughout my childhood and up to the present day – has been devastatingly overplayed and is in dire need of some retirement, if only for 2017.
I suggest the following (more underplayed) alternatives:
- My Christmas List – Simple Plan
- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy
- What’s This – The Nightmare Before Christmas
- When Christmas Comes to Town – The Polar Express
It truly is a crying shame to have to bleed my ears dry throughout the Christmas season listening to the same songs on repeat. And it’s not just the day itself either, it’s the days leading up to Christmas that really play the part in driving you insane.
This way, it gives 16-year old Christmas ‘fans’ a good months-worth headstart to consistently announce their undying love for the season via their falling snow filters, and bolster the Christmas-song exploitation of retail malls, restaurants (even the most ethnic of the lot) and carpool parents.
Now, unlike most people, I understand the real meaning of Christmas. It’s the season of giving, the not-so-authentic day of Christ’s birth, and enjoying being with family and friends.
With that being said, you’ll have to excuse me; I’m off to source for a last-minute present for Aaron. He’s incredibly hard to shop for, and those ‘I don’t know’ grins (though swoon-worthy) are of zero help. Yes, I am aware it’s 5 days to Christmas.