Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Humbug Moment

Now granted I'm not the worlds biggest fan of Christmas, but I do enjoy Christmas music.  I miss the old days of working on the karaoke circuit back on the mother rock.  There's nothing like getting all of the locals in the pub singing together (normally out of tune) in the true spirit of the season.  So many happy memories.

So anyway, we have just had our department Christmas lunch at work.  As normal I was put in charge of providing the music.  While sorting going through my collection and sorting out the playlist I found that I had lost my favorite album (The best christmas album in the world...ever, in case you are interested).

"No problem" thought I, "I'll hop on Amazon and grab it from their mp3 store"

So all is well in the world...or is it.  In recent years I have noticed a disturbing trend with Christmas music.  Namely the non-Chritsmassyness of the #1 in the charts.  Okay that by itself isn't a bad thing and I don't really have a problem with it.  What I do have a problem with is the record companies removing Christmas songs from Christmas albums and replacing them with the songs that just happened to be #1 at Christmas in previous years...regardless of relevance.

Now don't get me wrong, I like quite like Frankie Goes to Hollywood.  I just don't think Power of Love has any place on a Christmas album.  To me this is like putting Celine Dion on a Rob Zombie album.

Am I alone in hating this practice?  What are you opinions?

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