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28th Jul '17 7:23:44 PM blisterkirby
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** Made even more sad given George Michael died Christmas Day 2016.
28th Jul '17 7:17:31 PM blisterkirby
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** Also covered by the {{Music/Eagles}} with a more rock sound and maybe more sadness, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNnU-8TocSI their version]].
19th Jul '17 8:43:17 AM KingKoopa87
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* "Grandma, We Love You" by the St. Winnifreds Girls' School Choir went to No.1 in the UK - and it's not even the strangest thing to have topped the charts there.

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* "Grandma, We Love You" "There's No One Quite Like Grandma" by the St. Winnifreds Winifred's Girls' School Choir went to No.1 in Choir. Not a Christmas song per se but is one by association by being aimed at grannies and becoming the UK Christmas Number One single of 1980 - and it's not even the strangest thing to have topped the charts there.beating John Lennon after his death, no less!
18th Jun '17 9:32:56 PM potatohawk
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* A particularly jarring example is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li8GrxE1jfg Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)]]" by John Denver. The [[LyricalDissonance contrast of the lyrics with the cheery, upbeat music]] makes it more depressing than a really depressing thing.

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* A particularly jarring example is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li8GrxE1jfg Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)]]" by John Denver.Music/JohnDenver. The [[LyricalDissonance contrast of the lyrics with the cheery, upbeat music]] makes it more depressing than a really depressing thing.
11th Jun '17 9:59:47 PM nombretomado
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* Music/{{Train}}'s "Shake Up Christmastime" was [[TopTenJingle written for a Coca-Cola commercial]] in 2010, though the extended version regularly receives radio airplay during the holiday season and was also performed at the Christmas parade at Ride/DisneyThemeParks in 2014. Creator/{{cs188}} has an hilarious WebVideo/YouTubePoop of it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxgkEmC5i-Q here.]]

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* Music/{{Train}}'s "Shake Up Christmastime" was [[TopTenJingle written for a Coca-Cola commercial]] in 2010, though the extended version regularly receives radio airplay during the holiday season and was also performed at the Christmas parade at Ride/DisneyThemeParks in 2014. Creator/{{cs188}} has an hilarious WebVideo/YouTubePoop WebAnimation/YouTubePoop of it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxgkEmC5i-Q here.]]
14th May '17 10:48:17 AM Bahuvrihi
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* TheMonkees did an acapella rendition of an old, Renaissance-era Spanish carol, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_hlYgCNFZc Riu Chiu.]]

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* TheMonkees Music/TheMonkees did an acapella rendition of an old, Renaissance-era Spanish carol, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_hlYgCNFZc Riu Chiu.]]
12th May '17 7:12:06 PM IlGreven
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* "Nuttin' for Christmas" straddles the line between comedy and melancholy. The best known version was sung by Barry Gordon at 6 years old.
27th Mar '17 12:39:45 AM Silverblade2
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** Also known for the parody lyrics "Jingle Bells, Franchise/{{Batman}} smells, Robin laid an egg...", which came full circle when, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[FourthWallObserver himself]] [[AscendedMeme sang them]].

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** Also known for the parody lyrics "Jingle Bells, Franchise/{{Batman}} smells, Robin laid an egg...", which came full circle when, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker [[FourthWallObserver himself]] [[AscendedMeme sang them]].



** 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 SelfDemonstrating/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 SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS?[=GLaDOS=]?
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.
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