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Which Christmas Songs has to go?

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SmokeyTweed

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In the spirit of the favorite christmas song thread, I want to know the song you hate the most and wish it be forgotten?

My vote, Rudolph the red-nose reindeer :rendeer:
 

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twelve votes against it,,,
eleven of us hate it,,,
ten couldn't care less,,,
nine wouldn't miss it,,,,,
 

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Those stupid Alvin songs.

Chipmunks should be eaten and not heard.

Mike B
 

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pipemaker":wr8oluz2 said:
Those stupid Alvin songs.

Chipmunks should be eaten and not heard.

Mike B
In Arkansas we do! :mrgreen:

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Why are all of the favorite Christmas songs sung by dead people....Burl Ives, Gene Autry, Elvis, Bing Crosby etc. Who remembers these people anyway?
 

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Bub...#1...I do!!! #2...Because those "dead" people could sing; as opposed to the vast majority of today's "singers" who can't!! :santa: FTRPLT
 

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I always hated "The Little Drummer Boy."
Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum, Humbug!
 

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Up until a few days ago, 12 Days was the one that caused me to turn off the radio. I never could understand the meaning. Then I got an email from Lee Von Erck that gave some history of and new to the song:

"There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me.
What in the world do leaping lords, French hens,
swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out
of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

This week, I found out.

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were
not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone
during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.

It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning
plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each
element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality
which the children could remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching,
Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness,
Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...so pass it on if you wish."

Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone

Jim
 
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Ol Dawg,
Interesting History, Glad you shared.
As far as a least favorite, not sure I have one.
 

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It's an interesting interpretation of that song, but it's not true.
http://snopes.com/holidays/christmas/music/12days.asp

The gist of the research is that none of those articles of faith were (nor are) any different in the Church of England and the Roman Catholic church--nothing on the list would be something a Catholic child had to keep secret. I agree with the author's conclusion: like the song or not, I'm glad it's about people giving gifts, rather than Christians persecuting other Christians, when we're trying to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace.
 

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Usually Snopes provides good evidence against a claim, however in this instance they state there is no documentation or supporting evidence for the claim (which to my mind indicates they haven't come across it yet). Also their argument against uses doubting questions and offers possible alternatives as an attempt to create doubt i.e. they doubt it's true but can't prove it's not true.

Jim

Doc Manhattan":7zw45hxj said:
It's an interesting interpretation of that song, but it's not true.
http://snopes.com/holidays/christmas/music/12days.asp
 

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Still very interesting and very believable Jim. I am glad you posted the history.
 

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Ol'Dawg":tnsz79n5 said:
Usually Snopes provides good evidence against a claim, however in this instance they state there is no documentation or supporting evidence for the claim (which to my mind indicates they haven't come across it yet). Also their argument against uses doubting questions and offers possible alternatives as an attempt to create doubt i.e. they doubt it's true but can't prove it's not true.
Fair enough--for me, Santa rides Occam's Razor, not Norelco.

But really, it's like a lot of things--the truth of the story isn't as important as its meaning. If this twist on the old song makes you think (or better yet do something) about people still persecuted for their faith, then rock on.
 

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free_byrd15":5tfb3c40 said:
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.......I freaking hate that song
I couldn't agree more. If the melody and lyrics aren't bad enough, the voice is more than enough to push me over the edge. That song makes me want to murder penguins...and I like penguins.

:penguin:




:affraid:
 

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free_byrd15":0d57s5hj said:
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.......I freaking hate that song
Never heard that one, but I don't
think I want a hippopotamus. :x

They are kinda cute, though.
Have ya seen Jessica the hippo on Animal Planet?
 

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I think I'll have to go with Granma Got Run over by a Reindeer, followed closely by 12 Days of Christmas.
 
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