Christmas Critique: (anti) Christmas Songs and (un)Happy Holidays

There are so many brilliant,  stupid,  profane,  sad and weird anti-christmas songs this can only be a selection.

Sufjan Stevens That was the Worst Christmas Ever (2006)

“Our father yells
Throwing gifts in the wood stove”

Christmas is Really Fantastic Frank Sidebottom

Joy Tracey Thorn

“Something almost true was in the air,”

Miles Davis – Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)  (1962)

“It’s a time when the greedy give a dime to the needy”

Tom Lehrer A Christmas Carol (1959)

“ It has always seemed to me after all. That Christmas, with its spirit of giving, offers us all a wonderful opportunity each year to reflect on what we all most sincerely and deeply believe in. I refer of course, to money. “

The Sonics I Don’t Believe in Christmas (1965)

“Well stayin’ up late at night
To see Santa Claus fly
Well sure enough don’t ya know
The fat boy didn’t show”

Joni Mitchell  River (1971)

“It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on”

That’s Christmas To Me – Pentatonix (2014)

This is why Christmas music doesn’t need to be satirized. It does it itself.

Half Man Half Biscuit It’s Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas  (2000)

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