Question of the Week: 12/4/16

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The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same.  Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation.  Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all.  Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!

What Christmas/holiday song do you hate?

“Christmas” fucking “Shoes.”  That is the WORST goddamn song ever written.  Seriously??  Who the hell writes a song about someone’s mom dying on Christmas Day?!  What the hell is wrong with people?  Ughhhhh!  I won’t even post a link to that horrible thing here.  I absolutely refuse to listen to it, and I’m so happy I don’t work in retail where it could potentially come on the radio.  I’m also a Christmas music snob.  I’m not a fan of what plays on the airwaves this time of the year, and instead I opt for my own song list consisting of classical and (surprising to some) religious favorites.  I’m aware “Christmas Shoes” has a religious tone, but it still disgusts me that someone would foist that off as a holiday tune.

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What holiday song is on your Nope List?

I look forward to your answers in the comments!

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The 26 Days of Advent: 12/25/15

Christmas is the end of Advent and the beginning of Christmastide, though some believe that sunset on Christmas Eve is the end of Advent and the start of it.  The general consensus puts the Eve still in Advent, though I suppose a decent conclusion would have the day balanced between.

Christmastide is 12 days, which is where the 12 Days of Christmas comes from.  I wish there actually were 12 days of Christmas.  It would make all the build it so much more satisfactory.

Though this is the end of Advent and my postings are called The 26 Days of Advent, I thought that Christmas was too important to not give it a song.  I believe you will find it appropriate.

Thank you all who followed along with this for the duration.  I hope you have a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year 🙂

The 26 Days of Advent: 12/24/15

Merry Christmas Eve!  Tis the night before the big show.  For those of your who are believers, this would be the evening before the joyous occasion (though you should really do some research since he was more than likely not born in December, but I digress).  To celebrate that is one of my favorite Loreena McKennitt songs “Let Us the Infant Greet.”

I had to look up the lyrics to the final verse of this.  The language is a bit old fashioned, and I couldn’t quite decipher it.  Thank God for the Google.  See I can be religious 😉

The 26 Days of Advent: 12/23/15

Not nearly enough Trans-Siberian Orchestra was used in this Advent extravaganza, and I absolutely adore this song though it was not always so.  “Good King Joy” is one of those tunes that doesn’t hit its peek until around the middle.  The beginning is a passably fair version of “Joy to the World,” but then around 3:00, the melody changes and we hear a very famous guitar played by the exquisitely talented BB King (RIP) who sings, and that’s why this is one of my favorite TSO songs.

The 26 Days of Advent: 12/22/15

So I made the error of not spreading out my artists.  This is another Robert Shaw and my favorite version of “Adeste Fidelis.”  If there’s a rendition of a song in Latin, I’m going to prefer the Latin.  This is fact.

This is…not quite the version I have on my phone, but it’s the closest I could find.