Christmas Songs/Carols you hate

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Re: Christmas Songs/Carols you hate

Post by tuttle » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:31 am


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Re: Christmas Songs/Carols you hate

Post by UncleBob » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:07 am

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Re: Christmas Songs/Carols you hate

Post by hugodrax » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:30 am

Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

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Re: Christmas Songs/Carols you hate

Post by Jester » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:18 am

I heard this song last night and thought of this thread.
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Re: Christmas Songs/Carols you hate

Post by Pepik » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:19 pm

tuttle wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:30 pm
2007- The Christmas Shoes
2008- Santa Baby (any version)
2009- Step Into Christmas by Elton John
2010- Last Christmas by WHAM!

Who the F*&# thought the Christmas Shoes thing was a good idea? How dare they! It brings me to a Morley-eque rage, I tell you!!!!111one

Anything WHAM! should be considered Anathema. Anyone digging such tunes should do so with a profound sense of Shame and Regret.

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Post by Onyx » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:05 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.

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.
Yeah, I'm on board with that... speculation and all.

If people really don't like John Lennon and The Beatles being too big, best thing they can do is create a rival group... maybe call it The Monkees.
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