I love Christmas. I love the Christmas season. I love music. Christmas season provides some great music (I blogged last week about three of my favorite Christmas songs). Sadly, however, every December some really awful Christmas songs make the rounds. According to an informal poll I took last year (Vote for the Worst Excuse for a Christmas Song), the top three worst Christmas songs are:
1. “Santa Baby” – 25.81% of Popular Vote
“Santa Baby” is an absolutely horrible song. Trying to seduce Saint Nicholas in order to get more bling is just trashy. For real, leave the old man alone Catwoman.
2. “Last Christmas” – 22.58% of the Popular Vote
“Last Christmas” is quite possibly the most annoying song ever sung by a man. George Michael really did the world a great injustice by recording this number. (Not to be confused with this George Michael)
3. “Little Drummer Boy” – 16.13% of the Popular Vote
You have to give props to “The Little Drummer Boy” for bringing together such diverse people as David Bowie and Bing Crosby. This song, however, is not a good Christmas song. One reason: there was no little drummer boy at the nativity. As I said last year, “If you can give me definitive evidence that there was a kid with a snare drum at the nativity, I will move to Minnesota in a blizzard.”
Now for the main point of this post.
“Same Old Lang Syne” by Dan Fogelberg is not a Christmas song. This may be apparent to you based on the name (an obvious New Year’s reference). Yet, apparently all radio stations believe this to be an appropriate contribution to the Christmas music genre.
Catchy song. Sad that ole Dan died, but please stop playing this alongside “O Holy Night” and “Jingle Bells.”
Until later friends…