Make it stop!

Specifically, I think I’m getting a severe case of Noel poisoning.

One of the things I hate most about Christmas is the incessant “re-imaginings” of the same handful of accursed songs, generally done in the same awful forced pretend-emotional tone.

They’ve got “The First Noel” playing in the style of a late-1950’s/early-1960’s Disney Choir style. On a loop. For the last half hour so far.

Ugh. Make it stop…

Thank the Noodly One for headphones, Amarok, and the collection of hard bouncy techno music that happens to be on Igor here…

I’m down to the last class of the last week prior to next week’s finals, so I should have time for a real post again soon…

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5 thoughts on “Make it stop!”

  1. Have you heard the Garmin commercial that uses a Christmas song? It’s at least different. Good luck with your finals. We’re looking forward to the next post with all the details.

  2. I see or hear almost no commercials these days – I don’t have easy access to commercial television broadcasts and I essentially never listen to commercial radio (I’d rather pick what I listen to rather than gambling on which radio station will shove the least-objectionable material at me…)

    The occasional actually-good commercial is something I miss, though.

  3. I have to agree with you there. I can’t take much more ‘jingle bells,’ especially those ‘jazzy’ versions that the radio people seem so fond of. How can people do it without going crazy?

  4. After today, I think I have to agree. I didn’t seem to be able to go anywhere today without hearing people trying to outdo each other to make the most insipidly “pop-music” version of the standard handful of Christmas songs.

    As if the original versions of “Feliz Navidad” and “Jingle Bell Rock” weren’t already insipidly “pop” enough to begin with…

    I’m blaming this if my concentration on tomorrow’s final is suboptimal…

  5. Good luck on the finals. If you don’t want to hear the “pop” Christmas songs, just remember that they could be playing the same thing over and over and over again. I think that would be worse than a new slant on the traditional ones.

    Let us know if you survive the finals.


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