Folks who know me well know I hate Christmas. Which seems pretty weird to say as a priest, but check back on Tuesday for more on why I loate the yuletide.
The J'box tonight highlights favorite Christmas songs of mine that allow me to smile.
First up Weird Al's classic 80s Cold War paranoia-inspired Christmas at Ground Zero, about an accidental nuclear armaggedeon on Christmas.
It's Christmas at Ground Zero, and if the radiation level's ok,
I'll go out with out and see all the new mutations on New Year's Day.
Next up, Run DMC's classic Christmas ("It's Christmas time in Hollis, Queens, mom's cooking chicken and collard greens"):
Next the creepiest, most totalitarian song of the holiday season: Santa Claus is Coming to Town. As far as I can tell the song exists to scare the hell out of children and innure society to mass surveillance---"he sees you're sleeping, he's knows when you're awake, he's knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake...."
Ick. You better watch out indeed.
Who better to interpret this shudder inducing horror of a song than Alice Cooper?
Lastly my favorite song as a boy, The Count from Seasme Street singing All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth: