Seriously folks, my holiday cheer is all tapped out. I'm pretty sure I ran out a couple years ago. Don't get me wrong, I like the days off, but I dislike, dare I even say hate, almost everything else related to this holiday and since I can't drink or beat the crap out of the next person I see wearing a holiday sweater, I am going to use this blog as a place to let out my holiday-induced irritation over the next few posts.
Topic 1: Step away from the holiday music. For reals.
I don't want to hear stupid holiday- themed music on the radio station, in stores, at work or anywhere else anymore. Every damn store in the city started playing this crap in early November* and every song has already been played a trillion times. What's worse than just hearing plain old x-mas tunes over and over again, is that there is a limited number of songs from the start, so instead of just playing all of them ample times and retiring them, you get to hear every other musician's take on the same x-mas "classic" and it always really bad, even if the artists normal music is good.
My mother contributes to this epidemic of shitty music in her own special way. She loves her x-mas music and as a result, we must listen to it on Christmas day, while opening gifts. One of her favorite holiday CDs is a Reba McEntire does the holiday classics type of deal. To say it's one of the worst things I've ever had the misfortune of listening to, is an understatement.** When I hear her voice singing x-mas songs, I feel homicidal and hope for spontaneous deafness that lasts around 45 minutes. If we are lucky, we get her to play something like Bing Crosby does Christmas (or whatever his particular album is called), which isn't nearly as bad since at least he sang all the songs without trying to add some stupid unique flair. Hell, I probably wouldn't even mind listening to ole Bing on x-mas day if I hadn't already been listening to bullshit holiday music for the last 60 fucking days.
For my own well-being, I think I'll just keep the ear buds in as much as possible until the holiday season is over.
*Some stores were already playing this crap in October. October!!
**In all fairness, I must admit that I do not like country music, nor do I enjoy Reba McEntire. However, I love the hell out of Radiohead, but I don't want to hear their version of Oh Holy Night either.