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Monday, December 07, 2009

Christmas Songs that Induce Insanity

Cynagirl wants to know which Christmas songs drive me bonkers for this Fun Monday.

The fact that I heard Christmas music playing in Sears before Halloween gave me reason to get that crazy feeling entirely too early this year.

But...for a particular song, I allowed myself to go back to a childhood memory.
My mom had an LP with all the Stars of her day singing the season favorites.  She would play that album quite often during the holiday season.  Oh How I hated to hear Silent Night moaned out with despair by Marlene Dietrich. 

I couldn't find that particular recording available on the web.  But, lucky you!  I found her rendition of  Little Drummer Boy.  It's equally endearing.

If you dare to hear it ...


Oh.... SHUDDER!!

There are several more that I love to hate - but I'll save those for another day.




Share your hair pulling holiday songs and  link your post at C is for Cynical Girl.

18 comments:

cynicalgirl57 said...

Oh, dear... that's depressing. For a non-seasonal dose of Dietrich that's also a real downer, look up her version of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone". Not a particularly cheerful song anyway, but when she gets hold of it...

Thanks for joining in!

Jenni said...

That's horrible. Now, I do like to sing "O Tannenbaum" in German, but I think my voice sounds better than that. This one drives dh nutty as he says it sounds like you're worshipping the dang Christmas tree. He's not big on Christmas and the pagan origins of all the traditions and the craziness of the general population during this time of year. The one that irritates me most is probably "Christmas Shoes". I don't know if there's a more depressing Christmas song than that and the middle school choir was supposed to sing it at their concert next week. I kept telling Na that she needed to tell her music teacher what a horrible choice her mom thought it was, but she was too chicken to do it. Fortunately, the music teacher got mad at some of the kids in the choir who were goofing off while practicing the song and decided to take it out of the line up as a *punishment*. Oh dang! How disappointing! I was seriously going to bring earplugs for that song or sit in an aisle seat where I could escape to the bathroom.

Shelby said...

never heard her sing this. I liked the song before I heard this rendition :)

Jan n Jer said...

Boy did she ever murder that song...I couldn't listen all the way through. And she made money singing???? go figure. Thanks for sharing Pamela and happy FM

grammy said...

Bad
You win
that was not fun to listen to.
fun thing to share though (o:

Lil Mouse said...

oh, well the link didn't work for me, so I'll have to take your word for it! ha! lucky me!

wendishness said...

I'm going to go and pull my teeth out after listening to that - what WAS she thinking? LOL

ChrisB said...

I'd forgotten all about that one-did it really get much airspace! I could only listen to the first few lines.

Intense Guy said...

At the risk of being "thrown out" of the blogging club, I'd have to say my least favorite songs growing up were sung by Elvis.

It was mostly a case of massive overexposure though. After about 50,000 playings I think just about anyone would "grow old".

lisaschaos said...

I don't mind some versions of the drummer boy - but I hate anything alvin and chipmunks! lol

Gattina said...

I have never heard this song with Marlene Dietrich ! I didn't even know that the song had been translated into German ! it really sounds horrible, probably even worse when you understand the words ! She really hasn't the voice for Christmas songs !

Merle said...

Dear Pamela ~~ I think you have
chosen the worst, what about the best? My favorite is John Lennon
singing "So this is Christmas."
Thank you for your comment and I am glad you enjoyed the jokes.
Take care, Love, Merle.

Sayre said...

Oh my... What WAS she thinking? Not sure I can get to the end of this without pulling my ears off.

Cher said...

Stake me with a sprig of Holly! I can't stand any more! LOL

Junebug said...

Her singing is kind of sickening. Hee hee.

Nezzy said...

Oh please change the channel! Heeeheehe!!!

You have yourself a terrifically blessed day!

Hayden said...

Ya' gotta' wonder why her manager/producer insisted on this, sure doesn't sound like she chose it freely.

k, I'll admit it, I'm delighted that you posted it. I thought it was horrifically FUNNY. A good laugh.
But then, I'm twisted.

dawn said...

That was bad. Jenni said Christmas Shoes is sad and I would agree, but there is the one where the cat and mouse are trapped outside in a storm and the cat dies covering the mouse...that one is very sad too. I get irritated by most Christmas songs, likely the same reason as Jenni's husband. Starting them at Halloween just makes it that much worse.