The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Is it just me?

I think I finally figured out why I hate Christmas music so much.

Normally, when radio stations start to play Christmas songs in mid-November, I'm over it after the first three songs.  My mom says I'm a scrooge, but I always thought it has something to do with working in a retail Call Center.  My hours were horrendous, & the customers were worse at this time of year.  It was enough to make anyone a little bitter about the holidays.

So far this year I'm all about Christmas.  And, much to my own surprise, I've been enjoying Christmas music in the car on the way to work just about everyday.  Until yesterday...

That's when it hit me.  The reason I hate Christmas songs is all because of one terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Christmas song; the cheesiest Christmas song of all time:  "Christmas Shoes."

Now, I know there are a lot of people who treasure that song for it's message.  Don't get me wrong, I understand the message of Christmas too...but that song is a steaming pile of crap.

From the overly dramatic poor-man's-Bruce-Springsteen narrating, all the way to the sad little boy's voice that comes in later, this song makes me crazy.

And as if it wasn't bad enough, THEY MADE A FREAKING HALLMARK MOVIE ABOUT IT!  Has anyone ever seen that?

I should let you know that I tend to cry at movies - all the time.  But that movie - that Hallmark made to tug at my hear strings movie starring Rob Lowe - didn't make me shed a single tear...because it's so ridiculous.

So for the last week or so I've done really well at avoiding this song.  Then, the other day when I wasn't paying attention, it crept up on me.  There I was, rocking out to my all time favorite Christmas song "Feliz Navidad" (don't hate), & before I had a chance to change the station it started.  And now, they've been playing it all day, everyday on every radio station.


I know that this probably does make me kind of a Scrooge, and I'm ok with that.

I'm just wondering if it's just me, or if there's anyone else with me.  So if you're a "Christmas Shoes" hater, hit a sistah up!


  1. I have no idea what Christmas Shoes is about, but I imagine that I'll either bawl like a kid who's lollipop just got taken away or hate it with the fire of a thousand suns...

    I'll stick to my Glee Christmas Album...

  2. You are too adorable! I've never heard this song! I can only listen to christmas music for about 5 minutes before I go crazy! BUT I LOVE christmas! So I don't think we are scrooges at all. :D

  3. I love Christmas, and Christmas music. We have a station in town that plays ONLY Christmas music from November 26th-Christmas Day. :) However, there are some songs that grate on me like no other. Christmas Shoes is one of them. Also, anything sung my Josh Grobin. I don't know why but he drives me batty.

  4. It's really nice to know I'm not alone.

  5. That song is AWFUL! Ignore it and enjoy the rest! (Though I know it is hard because it does send me into an absolute fury when I hear it as well. It's hard to settle down after that!)

  6. I haven't heard the song (yay!!), but the worst one in my opinion is that "All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth" garbage complete with whistling noises. It makes me want to puncture my own eardrums.