Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Oh boy...I must be getting old(er)..


So, I'm driving to work listening to the radio and I have it on the "All Christmas" channel..

Um, yes, I have had it on since right after Halloween..but I love love love Christmas music..

or what used to be called Christmas music.

Not every song that has the word 'Christmas' in it is a Christmas song.

"Last Christmas I gave you my heart the very next day you gave it away. This year, to save me from tears, I gave it to someone special.." {repeat several times..like you're trying to memorize the lyrics..}


This has nothing to do with Christmas except maybe showing their complete lack of judgment during the holiday season..


And why the heck to some of the big names think they need to re-invent the classics? I mean Alicia Keyes is pretty & talented, but she not only messed up The Little Drummer Boy by singing it in HER style...

..she changed it to The Little Drummer GIRL..

What's up with that?? Shikira trying to be all suggestive singing Santa Baby?? I like Betty Boop's version better...

And 'riffs' may very well be cool on American Idol, but not so much in Christmas carols..

Miriah Carey - bless her heart - really doesn't need to change the arrangement to Silent Night if you ask me..


Keep the lyrics and the arrangements in tact- they are called classics for a reason..


What's wrong with you people??


Bah Humbuger...

Yeeeeah...this is just creepy....

-me

19 comments:

Pearl said...

Too funny! Your so right on here sista, I love how you put pictures into your story there always right on. And your post with the violin picture was so deep and beautiful. See your not only funny but deep too. I like that. Merry Merry , Pearl

Alyssa and Alan said...

Hi Grammie! We found a blogpost with a delicious looking recipe for a "drunken Irish stew":
http://crepesofwrath.net/2009/12/02/drunken-irish-stew/
It's from the blog Crepes of Wrath :)
love ya,

Alyssa and Alan

Karen said...

I couldn't agree with you more. And please....can we do away with "Feliz Navidad" once and for all?

madrekarin said...

I could not agree with you more. I listened to the Christmas station yesterday and, after about ten minutes, turned it off. I thought maybe it was because I don't feel well but I think it had more to do with that silly girl wanting a hippopotamus for Christmas!
Just slip a little MoTab disc in your cd player. You can't get more classic than that. :)

Lori R. said...

Agree!!!! Now I am going to go listen to my Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Perry Como selections.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yes, I hear you, on how so many singers just havvvvvvvvvvve to mess with Christmas songs. Ugh! Why? Go put your stamp on other stuff. Leave traditional music alone.

Auntie sezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

So there!

And I so love Maxine! She fits as our Inner Grump, all year long! -evil grins-

^_^

Sandra said...

How funny! I was listening to our local all Christmas songs station yesterday and I have to say if I hear Alvin and the Chipmunks singing one more time...

Gaston Studio said...

I prefer the traditional Christmas music as well, and just turn off the others when I don't like what I hear.

Launi said...

You positively slay me! I'm reading this before anyone is awake and you made me laugh right out loud!
I probably woke the baby.

I just love you. Oh, and by the way--a site called "Danesonline" loved the puppy story--because it had a great Dane in it. They've linked to it on my site. So cool, huh?

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Couldn't agree more! I must be old too :) That's just fine!
Great post Colleen!
Sorry about being an 'enabler'...but boy, was the recipe good! *wink*
My goal after the first (again) is to eat healthier so watch for lots of veggie dishes and treadmill tales! LOL

Just Breathe said...

Love when I see a new post from you. This is so true, so funny and just entertaining. I agree, don't change up the song. We were listening while playing cards on Thanksgiving and we all looked at each other and said "this isn't a Christmas song"! I must admit that I do look forward to the "last Christmas I gave you my heart" song! It has grown on me....

Lucy said...

I love Maxine! She's my idol!!!

Julie said...

I am so totally in agreement with you on this. How about "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"?

Julie said...

I am so totally in agreement with you on this. How about "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"?

Anneke said...

your blog looks very beautiful and i have seen all the wonderful images

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How funny of a post. Just found you tonight and enjoyed your site.
I will have to follow you so I can come back.
Maggie

diane said...

Love Maxine and your funny posts. I agree keep the lyrics and tunes as they were.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love that crabby lady.....sometimes I feel just like her...probably look like her too!

Jennifer said...

You are so right about no changing the classics! They should be sung the way they are written, and not tweaked or fiddled with or... or... anything! They are perfect the way they are.