Do we really need that many versions of Christmas Carols?

Tis the season to be annoyed

So I’m not a Scrooge but it’s time that we have a honest conversation about Christmas Carols. I’m okay with Christmas music in small doses. I worked many of Christmas seasons where it was playing over and over again to the point where I hate it. I’m now to the point where I can put up with it. What I can’t put up with is 50 millions versions of THE SAME DAMN SONG. Lock the door, lower the blinds, and fire up that smoke machine. It’s time that we have a holiday kiki.

In case you aren’t aware, a kiki is a party for calming all your nerves.
We’re spilling tea and dishing just desserts one may deserve. All caught up? Good. Let’s dive in because like I said, I’m not putting up with Christmas carols and this “let’s make many different versions of them.” And let’s clarify this, I’m not talking about having them in different languages. That I think is so cool. I’ll all for that. What I’m not all for is having a rock version, a country version, a EDM version, or a screamo version.

By having these versions, it’s not adding anything to the table besides just a different take on a song. Christmas carols are just overdone. It’s like “Wanna make some extra bank? Let’s record a Christmas album.” Then we have an over-abundance of Christmas carols. Like how many different ways do we need to hear about a mother’s affair with Santa? Or about how a reindeer was bullied because he’s a freak with a red nose? A catchy beat will not make me care about the little drummer boy.  Frankly, the little drummer boy can go fly a kite. 

People wouldn’t hate Christmas music if there weren’t so many different versions of it. As someone who was forced to listen to it on a loop for 8 hours a day, I can do without all the covers and versions of the same old songs. I’m tired of the same damn Christmas music. Like why is it so hard to write an original Christmas song? C’mon, show some effort. 

I actually enjoy most of the original Christmas musi Like I still like “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, even if it’s the most covered Christmas song from the 90s. It’s original isn’t just someone copying something that was done already. Some of the original Christmas songs are just so much better than the older. 

All those “classic” lyrics are outdated. You think if they were going to put all that time and energy into it, they would at least make it a little more modern. That would at least make it interesting a worth listening to for the zillionth time. That would be a different take on something that has been beaten like a dead horse.  

All I’m saying is that let’s stop remake and using the same damn Christmas carols over and over again. I don’t want to listen to 500 different versions about Santa Claus watching me in the shower like a creeper. Give me an original song and everything will be okay. I don’t even care if it’s just a Christmas version of a song. Just give me something different than the usual shit for Christmas that I have to hear every year. If you are going to give us Christmas music, make it something that we haven’t heard before.

That will do it for this kiki. I don’t know about you but this kiki was…..

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