Driving back to Charlottesville tonight from the Log Cabin Republicans (of Virginia) Christmas party, I was listening to "As It Happens" from the CBC. "As It Happens" is an informative and entertaining radio program that I hear only when I'm in my car jn Northern Virginia between 11 p.m. and midnight, because the public radio stations heard in the Charlottesville area don't carry it. (WAMU-FM in Washington does.)
The hosts of "As It Happens" were talking about a "contest" they've been sponsoring, asking listeners to nominate the worst Christmas song of all time. Apparently they've been getting some pretty repulsive nominations, including a rendition of "White Christmas" by Neil Diamond.
Tonight's featured song was by John Denver, from his album A Rocky Mountain Christmas, entitled "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk on Christmas)." Yes, you read that right -- and the lyrics are even worse than the title. One wishes it were possible to ask the late Mr. Denver if he was being purposefully trashy for a laugh. In any case, a short excerpt from the song is available here. It must be heard to be believed.
Update: Check out the Christmas items I have designed at my CafePress shop, called (naturally) "Gifts from RickSincere.com."
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