Yeah, its that time again, when you can’t go anywhere without hearing Christmas music blasted at you. In theory I don’t have a problem with Christmas music, I just think its abused. For instance, if you’re playing it before Thanksgiving you should be shot. There is such a thing as taking it too far, and before Thanksgiving definitely qualifies.
The other problem I have is that it seems like there are only about 10 Christmas songs and all I hear is 100 different versions. By the end of the season I’m having nightmares about jingling bells. There is only so much you can do to make a song seem new. Most of the versions are basically what I would call the “old people” versions. Slow, easy listening stuff that is just as likely to put you to sleep as it is to remind you of the season. Why aren’t more of the rock bands doing Christmas CDs. I think someone like Metallica, Guns and Roses or Megadeath could do a really stirring rendition of Silent Night.
Even if we can get more groups to do different version of the songs it still leaves the problem that there just aren’t enough songs. There should be a rule that for every CD released of Christmas music there must be at least 2 NEW songs. That would have one of two effects. Either people would stop pumping out the crappy CDs or they would start making a more complete set of songs. Either way its positive.
Of course the RIAA’s main goal now seems to be to torture and sue us all to death, so I’m sure these simple ideas will never come to fruition. I will blame it all on them. Oh well, no one ever listens to my ideas.