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It’s That Time of Year Again: Vote on the Worst Christmas Dreck Ever November 23, 2007

Filed under: Connections,Criticism of the Stupid,Funnies,Music — Meredith @ 6:38 pm

On the way home from Thanksgiving dinner at Calvin’s house, positively filled with the four Thanksgiving foods I eat – mashed potatoes, turkey, pecan pie, and bread – I observed the lighted houses, trees, and plastic life-sized nativity scenes many of my neighbors had erected (some as early as Monday) and realized that I have been falling down in my sacred duty as an American: here it is the day after Thanksgiving – 31 days, 6 hours until Christmas – and I haven’t even begun to think about that most excitingly commercial holiday. Why, Wal-Mart, ever on the ball, had their Christmas decor up on October 31! What is wrong with me?

So, to get into the swing of things, I lit a fire, made some hot chocolate, and put on some Christmas music.

And that’s when it hit me: a lot of this music is awful.

Dave Barry, funnyman extraordinaire, one wrote a series of columns called “The Bad Song Survey.” He asked his readers to write in with their nominations for the worst song of all time, and he was flooded with responses. “Song badness is an issue Americans care deeply about,” he wrote.

I could not agree more, Dave. Which is why I extend a similar challenge to my readers: Please, between now and December 24, post a comment to this post with your nomination for the worst Christmas song of all time, and on Christmas, I’ll combine them all into one post with the winner (determined by most votes): The Worst Christmas Song of All Time. Here are the specific instructions for the contests:

Contest 1: The Worst Christmas Song of All Time:

1) Pick what you think is the worst Christmas song ever. Use any criteria you want – level of sappiness; lyric badness; poor rendition; or annoying melody/harmony.

2) Specifying which contest you are voting in, post a comment to this post and give a detailed explanation of your decision. Quotation of lyrics is encouraged.

3) Feel free to rant, but please, keep it clean. I don’t have a problem with cussing altogether, but it usually isn’t necessary. Be smart, use your discretion, and help me maintain the integrity of the blog. For more info on this, check my comments policy on the right-hand side of the blog.

Contest 2: The Worst Christmas Movie of All Time

1) Pick what you think is the worst Christmas movie ever. ANY MOVIE: made for TV, theatrical release, classic. Use any criteria you want – level of sappiness; stupidity of plot; poor acting; inanity of lines/script; poor message or total lack of message.

2) Specifying which contest you are voting in, post a comment to this post and give a detailed explanation of your decision.

3) Feel free to rant, but please, keep it clean. I don’t have a problem with cussing altogether, but it usually isn’t necessary. Be smart, use your discretion, and help me maintain the integrity of the blog. For more info on this, check my comments policy on the right-hand side of the blog.

Have fun, everybody, and later I’ll post what I, PenguinDust, consider to be the worst Christmas movie and song.

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5 Responses to “It’s That Time of Year Again: Vote on the Worst Christmas Dreck Ever”

  1. […] Daughter announces two contests (for worst Christmas song and worst Christmas movie) — nominations open at Snook Too […]

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  3. alasandra Says:

    Contest 1: The Worst Christmas Song of All Time:
    Sleigh Ride by TLC

    Lyrics are just awful http://www.lyricscafe.com/t/tlc/044.htm
    and I am not sure I consider the noise coming out of my speakers music. I had to change the station.

    I’ll get back to you on Contest 2: The Worst Christmas Movie of All Time.

  4. JJ Says:

    Contest One – Worst Song Nominee

    “Last Christmas I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    So this Christmas to save me from tears,
    I’ll give it to someone special.”

    Let us gather together and mock this song. Why would a guy take one girl’s heart and give it as a Christmas gift to another girl?? But say he did, then how did the first girl get it back to give again — was there a hair-pulling rumble for it? Did she pick it up at the pawn shop or Goodwill? And having once gotten it back all third-hand and worse for wear, how special a gift will it be this year, for anyone?

  5. alasandra Says:

    You know JJ, I have to go with yours. I haven’t heard it for a while. Thank the powers that be.


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