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Post by coco » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:56 am

Randy1950 wrote:
Kerdy wrote:Grandma got runover by a ... SHUT UUUUUUP!
I can't believe it took 7 pages before someone mentioned this song. I guess it's sacrosanct amongst christian pipe smokers.
We need a poll. That one should be on it.
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Post by jruegg » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:58 am

coco wrote:
Randy1950 wrote:
Kerdy wrote:Grandma got runover by a ... SHUT UUUUUUP!
I can't believe it took 7 pages before someone mentioned this song. I guess it's sacrosanct amongst christian pipe smokers.
We need a poll. That one should be on it.
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Post by coco » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:28 am

My wife said, "Christmas Shoes."
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Post by MacGuru » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:50 am

Domenic the Donkey. Period.
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Post by tuttle » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:13 pm

Onyx wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:20 pm
jruegg wrote:
Onyx wrote:
FredS wrote:So This Is Christmas - J Lennon
Sheeesh! I like that one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG7TZEaO6lI

Blessed are the peace makers.
The biblical sense of Peace is not merely a lack of war or violence.
The Bible teaches more than one sense of peace. Sometimes I wonder why Christians hate John Lennon so much. He didn't claim he obeyed the whole Bible, he just spoke out for what he believed in and there was some overlap with Biblical priorities. So why not value that? He sang a Christmas song about peace. What's with the fault finding?
I know this is 7 years old but I was reading the thread and was kind of sad that this wasn't addressed.

I think Christians don't like John Lennon because he said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus and people hold grudges. He took a few shots at the church to boot. But to be fair, he took a few shots at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and other religions.

That said, I love John Lennon. I started playing guitar and writing songs and growing my hair long because of John Lennon. I love his songs and on a personal level I can resonate with him as an idealist. I feel like a lot of what made him tick is the same kind of stuff that makes me tick.

He's also a little off putting because he had a weird mix of arrogance and also humility, which either framed him as a jerk or a hypocrite, which he might have been, but I think that's because at his core he was an honest person. "Peace and Love" resonated with him, I think, because he was an angry man. I think he clung to a kind of hippy platitude because he was longing for truth and generalities are easy to agree upon and shout from the rooftops. But even then, if you look at his life, you could tell that Peace and Love weren't enough. Towards the end of his life he never stopped exploring Christianity, even if he ridiculed it. At one point Yoko was furious with him about it. I think he saw something in it beyond a lot of what he thought of as ridiculous. I'm not saying he was or became a Christian, but I can respect him for searching and grasping for some kind of message and truth that he found in the platitudinal "Peace and Love". I know a lot of Christians who scoff at his song "Imagine" because he tries to do away with heaven and hell and religion, but in my opinion there is a genuine child-likeness about it. He was too much of a realist to know that we can't really chuck all that out and be buddies, but ultimately it's just a child-like wish from a guy who desired peace but didn't have the answers to how. Like a kid who wishes something, not because it makes sense in reality, but because the outcome is what what they really desire.

You see guys like Ringo Starr and you see how he's still clinging to the Peace and Love schtick. You never see him without him holding up a peace sign and you can't help but think he's just hunky dory with it. I think John would have moved deeper into something else, like George did. I have no clue where he would have landed, but I don't think he was a person that could just ride Peace and Love for the last 35 years.
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:20 pm

tuttle wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:13 pm
Onyx wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:20 pm
jruegg wrote:
Onyx wrote:
FredS wrote:So This Is Christmas - J Lennon
Sheeesh! I like that one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG7TZEaO6lI

Blessed are the peace makers.
The biblical sense of Peace is not merely a lack of war or violence.
The Bible teaches more than one sense of peace. Sometimes I wonder why Christians hate John Lennon so much. He didn't claim he obeyed the whole Bible, he just spoke out for what he believed in and there was some overlap with Biblical priorities. So why not value that? He sang a Christmas song about peace. What's with the fault finding?
I know this is 7 years old but I was reading the thread and was kind of sad that this wasn't addressed.

I think Christians don't like John Lennon because he said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus and people hold grudges. He took a few shots at the church to boot. But to be fair, he took a few shots at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and other religions.

That said, I love John Lennon. I started playing guitar and writing songs and growing my hair long because of John Lennon. I love his songs and on a personal level I can resonate with him as an idealist. I feel like a lot of what made him tick is the same kind of stuff that makes me tick.

He's also a little off putting because he had a weird mix of arrogance and also humility, which either framed him as a jerk or a hypocrite, which he might have been, but I think that's because at his core he was an honest person. "Peace and Love" resonated with him, I think, because he was an angry man. I think he clung to a kind of hippy platitude because he was longing for truth and generalities are easy to agree upon and shout from the rooftops. But even then, if you look at his life, you could tell that Peace and Love weren't enough. Towards the end of his life he never stopped exploring Christianity, even if he ridiculed it. At one point Yoko was furious with him about it. I think he saw something in it beyond a lot of what he thought of as ridiculous. I'm not saying he was or became a Christian, but I can respect him for searching and grasping for some kind of message and truth that he found in the platitudinal "Peace and Love". I know a lot of Christians who scoff at his song "Imagine" because he tries to do away with heaven and hell and religion, but in my opinion there is a genuine child-likeness about it. He was too much of a realist to know that we can't really chuck all that out and be buddies, but ultimately it's just a child-like wish from a guy who desired peace but didn't have the answers to how. Like a kid who wishes something, not because it makes sense in reality, but because the outcome is what what they really desire.

You see guys like Ringo Starr and you see how he's still clinging to the Peace and Love schtick. You never see him without him holding up a peace sign and you can't help but think he's just hunky dory with it. I think John would have moved deeper into something else, like George did. I have no clue where he would have landed, but I don't think he was a person that could just ride Peace and Love for the last 35 years.
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Post by Cleon » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm

Wham! - Last Christmas
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Post by JimVH » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:25 pm

Cleon wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Wham! - Last Christmas
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. Or loser.
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Post by infidel » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:29 pm

JimVH wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:25 pm
Cleon wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Wham! - Last Christmas
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. Or loser.
It's not even a freaking christmas song! I hate this one so much.
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:02 pm

infidel wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:29 pm
JimVH wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:25 pm
Cleon wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Wham! - Last Christmas
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. Or loser.
It's not even a freaking christmas song! I hate this one so much.
I agree it's crud, but have you heard Domenic the Donkey? Even worse, he's from Pittsburgh. His taxidermied carcase rests about two miles from my home.
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Post by infidel » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:13 pm

From the other thread:
infidel wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:48 pm
tuttle wrote:I have developed a banned Christmas music list. I feel I'm pretty tolerant, but there is a limit to what a man can take. The following are banned at my house:

-"Last Christmas" by wham
-"Christmas Shoes" by...someone...country?
-"Santa Baby" (any version)
-"Step Into Christmas" by Elton John. I actually used to like it, until the dreaded year of 2013 when somehow, someway, I think I heard it every day of December. I banned it in a fit of rage.
I adopted your practice and have added these as well:

Baby it's Cold Outside
Blue Christmas
Rockin' around the Christmas Tree
Holly Jolly Christmas
The hippopotamus song
The two-front-teeth song
I saw mommy kissing santa claus
Do they know it's christmas
The Mariah Carey song
Anything by a former Beatle
Anything by a chipmunk

I've become almost reflexive at changing the channel or turning off the radio and shouting BANNED!
tuttle wrote:The Mariah Carrey song has come close a few times...but I think I've turned a corner on it. It's become one of those things that you hate so much you begin to love it. I found myself singing it out of the blue the other day. I might need help.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:24 pm

QueenBeeVH has proclaimed that any Christmas/pseudo-Christmas song performed by Elvis is not only allowable, but encouraged.

He recorded a bunch of Christmas music.

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Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:30 pm

Paul McCartney can get bent, as well.
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Post by Pepik » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:40 pm

JimVH is a Beatles fan is what I get out of his previous post...
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Post by tuttle » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:46 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:30 pm
Paul McCartney can get bent, as well.
That's Sir Paul McCartney and you can shut yer damn mouth.

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Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:54 pm

tuttle wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:46 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:30 pm
Paul McCartney can get bent, as well.
That's Sir Paul McCartney and you can shut yer damn mouth.

:D
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Post by UncleBob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:06 pm

Pepik wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:40 pm
JimVH is a Beatles fan is what I get out of his previous post...
Empirical evidence does suggest this...

Also, there are many grouchy old men on here. That is all.
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:15 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:06 pm
Pepik wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:40 pm
JimVH is a Beatles fan is what I get out of his previous post...
Empirical evidence does suggest this...

Also, there are many grouchy old men on here. That is all.
I'm not particularly old.
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Re: Christmas Songs/Carols you hate

Post by gaining_age » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:25 pm

"Anything by a former beatle"-- I have one exception. Mr. Ringo did a fun one that probably doesn't get enough air time. I heard it in the grocery store a couple years ago and had to research because I think it was the first time I heard it.

Come On Christmas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztFR-SI79H0

But-- that is only if you're in the mood for the up beat alternative licks.

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Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:48 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:25 pm
"Anything by a former beatle"-- I have one exception. Mr. Ringo did a fun one that probably doesn't get enough air time. I heard it in the grocery store a couple years ago and had to research because I think it was the first time I heard it.

Come On Christmas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztFR-SI79H0

But-- that is only if you're in the mood for the up beat alternative licks.

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