Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Worst Christmas Song Ever?

Santa Claus Rick Sincere 1960s Christmas Xmas
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.

1 comment:

fitz said...

Hands down "Christmas Shoes" End of discussion