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Chapter 60 (v.1) - Christmas Songs

Submitted: December 02, 2019

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Christmas Songs

Any trip to any store during the month of December is bound to be accompanied by Christmas songs. For some reason it is assumed that they will put you in a festive mood and so be a little less tight with your purse strings, or be more likely to scan the plastic.

Is it just me that instead feels like I am under attack? Teeth gritted, I’ll dash round as quick as possible, only to be trapped at the checkout with jingling tills accompanying ‘Jingle Bells’. This year I am determined to avoid shops as much as possible.

Honestly, I’d like to become a hermit, but that’s not going to be possible.

What is my least favorite Christmas song? Well, to be honest, and at the risk of sounding like a right Scrooge, I’d say all of them.

I have got an old record of Patti Smith singing ‘White Christmas’ somewhere, but even that makes me feel mildly nauseous.

The thing about Christmas songs is that they are so invasive. An online acquaintance, Chris Green, used the term ‘ear worm’ to describe a piece of music that seems to be able to dig itself inside your head and then, even if you HATE it, you can’t get rid of it. It’s like it’s looping. And the only thing worse than that is when there are multiple songs doing the same simultaneously. The thing about these songs is that that is what they were written to do, and for once it seems to work.

My favorite Christmas song? I’m going to make myself a laughing stock now and say ‘Careless Whisper’ by George Michael. Let me explain before you all dissolve in fits of giggles. The reason that it is my favorite Christmas song, is that it isn’t one. There is nothing festive about it apart from the video that was made to go with it.

I have seen some fleece-lined woollen hats for sale. Maybe that’s the answer – if they can cut out sound!


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