Thursday, December 07, 2006

Feliz Kissmya--

Please feel free to view an elongated and far more brilliant version of a Christmas Carol rant over at reverend mother's place.

As for me, I just want to know what it is about Feliz Navidad that makes every radio programmer think we want to hear it at least once an hour? Admittedly I may be taking it a bit personally as my husband pointed out he was pretty sure the dj's were not trying to show just how little 8 years of Spanish One did for me. But leaving that behind for a moment, could there BE a more annoying holiday song than this one. And how repetitive! And how repetitive! And how repetitive!

If you REALLY want to wish me a Merry Christmas then how about shutting the fireplace up! Or buying me an ipod so I can download/upload the Christmas music I WANT to listen to.

Through the day I listen to Yahoo Music. You can either pay for the service or if you are willing to listen to a few commercials you can get 300 hours of it free. They have all kind of Holiday categories: Latin Holiday, Rock Holiday, Christian Holiday, Gospel Holiday, Comedy Christmas, etc...

I chose Traditional Holiday which includes songs like Bing Crosby's White Christmas, Gene Autry's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Nat King Cole's O Come All Ye Faithful and WHAT?!?!?! Brave Combo's Feliz Navidad!

AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!


What holiday song stomps on YOUR nerves?

21 comments:

Songbird said...

Heehee. I love Feliz Navidad, because it reminds me of watching Christmas Eve on Sesame Street when #1 Son was little. He loved that video.
Jingle Bell Rock gets on my last nerve.

TheoOnTapintheBurg said...

The Little Drummer Boy.....talk about repetative. arumppumppump or whatever....over and over.

We're into Sufjan Steven's Christmas albums this year. No Feliz Navidad. He does have a Little Drummer Boy but I skip it. I prefer his O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Come Thou Font of Every Blessing (my fav hymn!). If you don't know who Sufjan Steven's is (shame on you...j/k) check out http://www.asthmatickitty.com/musicians.php?artistID=5

will smama said...

I know who he is, and in general his stuff is ok - a bit too much banjo for my taste.

Lorna said...

In three weeks it'll all be over (grin)

be blessed as you suffer!

Anonymous said...

Dominic the Christmas Donkey....there is some sick and twisted affection (affliction?) for that at the local radio stations that do the 24/7 christmas music. I'd never even heard it til two years ago.

I reccomend the jazz holiday on the yahoo :) I get the commercial free, for free with my DSL :)

ppb said...

The chipmunks make me freaking nuts. That stoopid hooooola hoooop.

will smama said...

Good tip ruthre, thank you.

ppb - I hear ya. That one is on their traditional playlist too. ugh!

Mary Beth said...

Oh, come now! Brave Combo is a Christmas treasure! (she wrote from Denton, Texas, Home of Brave Combo! Two time Grammy winners!)

Their particular brand of "Nuclear Polka" is hilarious, though I suppose it could get annoying...I wouldn't know, as I am seasonally occupied with continuously annoying my family with the "Must be Santa Polka" and the "O Christmas Tree Samba." http://brave.com/bo/

My favorite Denton Christmas tradition is the Holiday Lighting on the Square, where Brave Combo plays. It's THE.FUNNEST.NIGHT.OF.THE.YEAR.

Come join us! Friday, December 15, you'll be my guest. Wait and see,you'll be boogieing down with the rest of us.

will smama said...

et tu, mary beth?

mz said...

I LOVE Dominic the Christmas Donkey!! They used to play it on Z-100 when I was growing up but then I never heard it again until last year. Of course, I am sure in a year or so I will really just hate it.

BTW...I heard Feliz Navidad on my way home from Choir tonight. I must have never heard the entire version before because I had NO. IDEA. just how many times they sing the verse and chorus...over and over and over and over and over again!!

Songbird said...

TOO MUCH BANJO?!?!?!!!!
We just got Sufjan's boxed set and I am LOVING IT!!! Could his take on The Friendly Beasts be any sweeter?

Songbird said...

Also, how could you not love Get Behind Me, Santa?

will smama said...

SB, if YOU had as many bluegrass concerts on your front lawn during the summer as I do then you would be very tired of the banjo too.

But due to my high regard for you and on tap, I shall stream his music while I work on my sermon and see if it does indeed pull on my heart (banjo) strings.

cheesehead said...

I must be really old and cranky, because basically every Santa song makes me want to jump off a bridge.

I can stand a little "Feliz"--like once a year, tops. This year I'm digging Sarah McLachlan's "Wintersong". Pretty.

Songbird said...

That is indeed gracious of you.

will smama said...

Okay, sb, I will give you The Friendly Beasts - very sweet - but again why the infatuation with the banjo?

DogBlogger said...

I think my infatuation with the banjo all started with the opening scene of The Muppet Movie. (You gotta love a singing, banjo-playing felt frog.) It continues today through Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks (who I saw in concert Tuesday night -- whooo!), as well as through a friend and bandmate who added the instrument to his repertoire just a few years ago.

Rev Dave said...

Can't stand the Little Drummer Boy...my seminary roomies and I used to say to each other, "I've got your parumparumpumpum right here, pal!"

But as for favorite Christmas music, I dare you to listen to this without weeping. I keep wanting to tell this story from the pulpit some Christmas Eve but I don't think I could do it without breaking down. It's the story of the 1914 impromptu Christmas truce on the Western Front.

http://www.citizensedproject.org/trenches.mp3

TheoOnTapintheBurg said...

Songbird, glad to know someone else out there is a Sufjan junkie. Bring on the Banjo! I love it all! The fact that Sufjan is adorable (yes, a bit young) doesn't hurt my enjoyment.

Songbird said...

theo etc., my sons (20 and 16) turned me on to Sufjan, and I am a big fan! I hadn't paid attention to his cuteness yet, just his music. But that can't hurt.

Psalmist said...

Sorry, but "The Christmas Shoes" works like ipecac for me.

I agree about Feliz... You know they're playing it too often when you hear it three times during one foray into the grocery store.