Monday, November 4, 2013

New Christmas Carol Proposal

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Halloween is over—Thanks Be to God.

Now the stores will start running a loop of synthesized Christmas music through the overhead speakers.  Over and over.  Shoppers will unknowingly be inspired to shop “in the spirit of the season”.  Or perhaps, they will quickly shop simply to escape the store ; their decision making skills will be affected by the thoroughly slaughtered versions of old favorites, and junk will fly off the shelves.

I would like to propose a new Christmas song.

When my oldest daughter was about four years old, she would ask for everything and anything she saw.  We almost always said “no” and told her that she could not have everything she saw.  (She really hated when we did that.)

So here is my suggestion for a new Christmas classic:





Yes, I know.

We sang only the chorus to our four year old.  So edit the rest out and burn the chorus into the store music, and I think it could be acceptable.

Note:  Do you know how many YouTube videos of Rolling Stones with Mick Jaggers singing this song exist?  Culling through them was like watching a time continuum, with Mick and the band aging visually.

It is a Saturday and this somehow hung in my mind until I put it into a blog post.  As John Gray@ Going Gently would say:  Hey-ho.

28 comments:

  1. All that music in the stores does to me is give me a headache and make we want to get the heck out of there.

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    1. Same here, coupled with the flashing Christmas lights makes it truly painful.

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  2. Don't judge but I've been listening to Christmas music since August :)

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    1. Don't get me wrong--I love Christmas music, and I listen to it throughout the year. But the retail stores play really cheesy versions of the songs I enjoy. Why?!

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  3. I may try slipping a few hey-ho's into conversation.

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    1. Have you been to his site? When you see the header, you'll understand why he slips some hey-ho's in his posts.

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  4. Does this mean you didn't like Halloween???? hahaha

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    1. I hate how commercialized and terrible it has become. We had 76 children, 32 teenagers and about 10 adults come by. Most were not from this area. They had driven in from other places.

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  5. hahaha oh that would work wonders for the gimmie gimmie's

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    1. I wonder. If it were played over and over in the children toy section, I wonder how that would go?

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  6. From sugar to plastic toys... Tough choice. :D

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    1. They slide straight through Thanksgiving.

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  7. Christmas music in stores, rather than delighting me, makes me want to say, "Bah! Humbug!" I'll happily listen to my own Christmas collection at home on my cd player.

    As for shopping, well, Bears normally hibernate through this time of year, which is what I think I will do.

    Blessings and Bear hugs, Susan!

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    1. While hibernating has some appeal, I love being with my family!

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  8. I love it - and would welcome it playing in shopping centres. I am already over Christmas schmaltz - and the implicitly expressed idea that spending money is the only way to express love. Bah humbug.

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    1. We should form a Bah-Humbug organization that seeks to ban cheesy Christmas music.

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  9. I like your choice!
    Wonder why there aren't Thanksgiving songs? Although listening to a turkey gobble endlessly while shopping would drive me nuts.

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    1. It is difficult for me to turkey (or any poultry) anymore. Having participated in the processing of these fowl, I can't swallow.

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  10. Wouldn't it be great if they were to change the tunes to go with the shopping? Some good old rock and roll would keep me on my toes a bit longer, thus adding to the store profits.

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    1. Yes! If the stores could just feed a mixture of rock and classics with some solidly good Christmas classics, wouldn't that be wonderful?

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  11. I have vague memories of You Can't Always Get What You Want, I remember I liked it, I'll have to look it up. But first I'm going to the glittery lights site.

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    1. That site is amazing! Each pic highlights even gaudier decor.

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  12. Hi Susan,

    Halloween might be over, but the horror for our vulnerable creatures continues in Britain. It's Guy Fawkes night aka Bonfire night in Britain and the idiots are shooting off fireworks in the streets. Poor trembling Penny

    The Rolling Stones were the headline band at Glastonbury Festival. Too think a bunch of guys pushing seventy stating, " You can't always get what you want...but if you try sometimes well you just might find....You get what you need"

    Let me know when Christmas is over. In the meantime, you have a Thanksgiving in America to look forward to. Not to be confused with the Canadian one, eh.

    Take care and happy singing.

    Gary

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    1. Oh, so right! I watched at least 15 videos of the RS and Mick. The first was quite different from the last. they looked exhausted.

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  13. great song--i always think of "the big chill" when i hear it :)

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    1. I loved that movie. We should watch it again!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!