The Best of Christmas

Ok. So I complained about it a lot. There’s some good Christmas stuff too.

Best movies:

Die Hard- even before it was trendy. I remember watching it with my dad. It’s festive, it’s fun, it’s a classic.
Love Actually- yes, it’s considered to be pop fluff but nearly everything in the movie is perfect.
Simpsons Christmas Special- much like Charlie Brown the underdog comes through.
Scrooged- the best telling of A Christmas Carol.
Muppets Christmas Carol- almost as good as Scrooged.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas- the original.

Best music :

12 days of Christmas- tie between the muppets/ John Denver and Straight No Chaser.
Dominic the Donkey- Lou Monte.
Pentatonix Christmas albums.

so there. I’m a huge grinch, but I said something nice about it.

The Worst of Christmas

I am grinchy. I make no bones about that, and I even “celebrated” December 1st by changing my MS Teams picture to the Grinch. It was hard to find a picture in which he wasn’t looking happy. I don’t need to remind myself about how terrible the 2018 version of The Grinch was either, but that comes to mind.

So here’s the worst Christmas songs:

Paul McCartney: Wonderful Christmastime. This used to be my least favorite song. Not just Christmas, but everything. The worst Beatle. The worst of his terrible writing.

NewSong: Christmas Shoes. I know everyone hates on Christmas Shoes and there’s a good reason for that. It’s garbage. Pure and simple emotional manipulation.

Traditional: Twelve Days of Christmas (with exceptions for versions featuring Straight No Chaser and The Muppets.) We get it. You have a bird fetish. Gross. Who is going to clean up after this?

I was going to put Mariah Carey’s version of All I Want for Christmas on here, but I have to admit she has some undeniable talent as a performer even if she cannot hit high notes anymore. We all say you lipsync on New Years Eve a few years ago Mariah.

The WORST OF THE BUNCH: Taylor Swift: Christmas Tree Farm. This would be ok if it were written and performed by a 7 year old. I hate Kanye West but I can cut him some slack for interrupting this song full of “these lyrics are dumb, but they need to rhyme” schlock. I would rather listen to any other song because at least they put in the effort. I put in more effort to write papers when I had screwed around playing games or whatever and started writing it the night before. GAH. Just no. I would rather watch the 2018 The Grinch than hear this again. There is just no excuse for this.

I guarantee I will have heard all of these in the next 4 hours.