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21st Feb '17 10:23:29 PM gewunomox
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHKTj02cmHI Father Christmas]]", by TheKinks, in which a man playing Father Christmas outside a (presumably British) department store is mugged by street thugs. "Father Christmas, give us your money! Don't mess around with those silly toys!" Punkest Christmas song ever!

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHKTj02cmHI Father Christmas]]", by TheKinks, Music/TheKinks, in which a man playing Father Christmas outside a (presumably British) department store is mugged by street thugs. "Father Christmas, give us your money! Don't mess around with those silly toys!" Punkest Christmas song ever!
20th Feb '17 1:01:13 AM bt8257
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''[[SincerityMode Nevertheless]]'', everyone's got an album that they lovingly pull out from the bottom of the CD cabinet when December rolls around. Despite all the cheap, irritating, and soulless renditions (and re-renditions, and re-re-renditions ''ad nauseam'') to be heard all over the place during the holiday season, the [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth original simple melodies]] are still there, just waiting to be heard and to remind us why these songs really ''are'' merry and bright. And for those who ''really'' like this stuff, at least one radio station in almost every town goes to [[NetworkDecay all Christmas music all the time]] on December 1st ([[ChristmasCreep if not before]]). In other words, when done right, these are still indisputably SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.

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''[[SincerityMode Nevertheless]]'', Nonetheless]]'', everyone's got an album that they lovingly pull out from the bottom of the CD cabinet when December rolls around. Despite all the cheap, irritating, and soulless renditions (and re-renditions, and re-re-renditions ''ad nauseam'') to be heard all over the place during the holiday season, the [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth original simple melodies]] are still there, just waiting to be heard and to remind us why these songs really ''are'' merry and bright. And for those who ''really'' like this stuff, at least one radio station in almost every town goes to [[NetworkDecay all Christmas music all the time]] on December 1st ([[ChristmasCreep if not before]]). In other words, when done right, these are still indisputably SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.
3rd Feb '17 3:45:13 AM Doug86
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtZR3lJobjw A Christmas Carol]]" by TomLehrer.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtZR3lJobjw A Christmas Carol]]" by TomLehrer.Music/TomLehrer.
2nd Jan '17 2:23:07 PM Nire
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** A somewhat hard-to find parody titled "Merry Christmas or Else" starts out like the original song, then devolves into the singers threatening to sing incessantly and break windows until they get their [[SeriousBusiness figgy pudding]].
1st Jan '17 1:46:31 PM nombretomado
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** Followed up a year later with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0NXY89WsxY Carol of The Turrets]]. How many Christmas songs can you think of that talk about neurotoxin and GLaDOS?

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** Followed up a year later with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0NXY89WsxY Carol of The Turrets]]. How many Christmas songs can you think of that talk about neurotoxin and GLaDOS?SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS?
27th Dec '16 5:31:59 AM mimitchi33
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** That's courtesy Bob Rivers, a parodist who basically makes a living off of songs like "Grabbe Yahbalz" ("Grab your balls like Music/MichaelJackson! Fa-la-la-la-la...), his SignatureSong "The Twelve Pains of Christmas" ("The first thing of Christmas that's such a pain to me is finding a Christmas tree."), "The 'What's It to Ya?' Chorus", "I Came Upon a Roadkill Deer", "The Restroom Door Said 'Gentlemen'", and, most brilliantly, "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to the tune of "The House of the Rising Sun", with a pretty good Dylan impersonation.

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** That's courtesy of Bob Rivers, a parodist who basically makes a living off of songs like "Grabbe Yahbalz" ("Grab your balls like Music/MichaelJackson! Fa-la-la-la-la...), his SignatureSong "The Twelve Pains of Christmas" ("The first thing of Christmas that's such a pain to me is finding a Christmas tree."), "The Chimney Song" (about a little girl who finds Santa stuck in her chimney), "The 'What's It to Ya?' Chorus", "I Came Upon a Roadkill Deer", "The Restroom Door Said 'Gentlemen'", 'Gentlemen'" and, most brilliantly, "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to the tune of "The House of the Rising Sun", with a pretty good Dylan impersonation.
24th Dec '16 1:19:21 PM Wagimawr
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** Brilliantly blended with music from Super Mario World by video game cover act [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKMgleUxD9w The OneUps]].
23rd Dec '16 2:19:29 PM twilicorn
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* Believe it or not, [[MemeticMutation "Dick in a Box"]] by Music/TheLonelyIsland originated in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Christmas episode. Since it doesn't specifically mention the holiday, it's free to enjoy year-round.
21st Dec '16 11:59:21 AM Mdumas43073
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Trivia: If you listen closely, you may notice that many supposed "Christmas" songs have nothing to do with Christmas at all. "Jingle Bells", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Winter Wonderland", "A Marshmallow World", "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm", and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" are technically just songs about winter that never mention any specific holiday; the latter two would really work just as well on Valentine's Day. But after many, many, many years of PopCulturalOsmosis ("Jingle Bells" was written in '''1857'''), these tunes will forever be tied to Christmas even in places where it doesn't snow in December.

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Trivia: If you listen closely, you may notice that many supposed "Christmas" songs have nothing to do with Christmas at all. "Jingle Bells", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Winter Wonderland", "Sleigh Ride", "A Marshmallow World", "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm", and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" are technically just songs about winter that never mention any specific holiday; the latter two would really work just as well on Valentine's Day. But after many, many, many years of PopCulturalOsmosis ("Jingle Bells" was written in '''1857'''), these tunes will forever be tied to Christmas even in places where it doesn't snow in December.
21st Dec '16 11:58:47 AM Mdumas43073
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Trivia: If you listen closely, you may notice that many supposed "Christmas" songs have nothing to do with Christmas at all. "Jingle Bells", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Winter Wonderland", "A Marshmallow World", "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm", and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" are technically just songs about winter that never mention any specific holiday, and the latter two would really work just as well on Valentine's Day. But after many, many, many years of PopCulturalOsmosis ("Jingle Bells" was written in '''1857'''), these tunes will forever be tied to Christmas even in places where it doesn't snow in December.

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Trivia: If you listen closely, you may notice that many supposed "Christmas" songs have nothing to do with Christmas at all. "Jingle Bells", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Winter Wonderland", "A Marshmallow World", "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm", and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" are technically just songs about winter that never mention any specific holiday, and holiday; the latter two would really work just as well on Valentine's Day. But after many, many, many years of PopCulturalOsmosis ("Jingle Bells" was written in '''1857'''), these tunes will forever be tied to Christmas even in places where it doesn't snow in December.
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