Strange Brouhaha

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Six. Saturday. Et cetera.

Doing things that other people come up with is SO much easier than actually engaging my own brain! Here's The Saturday Six.

1. What is your favorite holiday song? "Sleigh Ride." Any version, by anyone. Second choice: Eric Cartman singing "O Holy Night." Third choice: Mel Torme with "The Christmas Song"--you know the one, it goes "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...." The Nat King Cole version is fine, too, but you can't go wrong with The Velvet Fog.

2. What is your least favorite holiday song? One that I've developed an intense dislike to recently is the one by Dan Fogleburg. I forget the name of it, but it has basically nothing to do with Christmas--yet the holiday music channel on the radio plays it ALL THE TIME.

3. If you had to sing a holiday song Karaoke style at a Christmas party, which one would you choose, and why? As much as I love "Sleigh Ride," that would have to take second place to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." It's such a nice song, and it's a shame that people who don't understand it try to make it into a peppy, upbeat, happy song, which it really isn't.

4. Take the quiz: Which Christmas Carol are you? I refuse; it picks a random song, and that's just stupid. (The first one I got was "Jingle Bells." Others followed. Yawn.)

5. Does it bother you if you walk through a store that has signs that say “Happy Holidays?” No, why should it?

6. Does it bother you if you find that the same store has displays that mention Hanukkah and Kwanzaa by name, but make no specific mention of Christmas? I'd like to know in what Bill O'Reilly-fueled fantasy land this store exists. It bothers me a lot more that Beavis is still president of this country.


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