Saturday, December 13, 2008


Well, it's about time, Winter. The snow came down as I woke up this morning and, just like that, it felt like it's supposed to in mid-December. I'm likely to still rebel and not wear socks through most of it (mostly cause I can never find the one that goes with the other), but this is the backdrop that belongs with the vanilla candle that constantly burns in my place. It's the kind of ambiance I need to go with my Christmas music.

If you don't already know this about me, well, I own way too much Christmas music. I like the stuff. It moved from being a mere hobby of mine to an outright obsession a few years back. Not only do I have prolly over 100 jingling CDs, but I discovered there are lots out there more crazy than I who go about transferring holiday records online, records that have never been released onto compact disc otherwise. That, too, helped kick my obsession up a notch. See, I've done this musical advent calendar sort of thing for the past 4 or 5 years now, sending a Christmas song to a handful of friends each day leading up to the big 2-5. It's pretty fun to do and, well, it sorta validates my crazy collecting all the same. Sharing is caring!

I try not to repeat myself as the years wane on, but today I had to re-share a track Ernie from Florida originally exposed me to last season. It's not all that well-known, but has all the power to stick in my brain for months on end. It is the wad of gum in my head. It is the shimmy in my soul. I've been known to starting singing this one in July, people. It's "Chree-See-Mus" by the Commander Shea School Boy's Choir and, if you want to hear it, it goes a little something like THIS. Tell me you don't like it. Go ahead and try.

There's only one other ridiculously catchy Christmas song out there that has the power to do that to me, and it's this one, care of Boney M. And what a glorious thing it is (and that goes for the guy who can't dance worth a lick, too).

See? Totally obsessive. I'm just gonna go ahead and stop right now.


ram said...

All I can think of now is the guy from Touching the Void being so sad becuase he was 'going to die to Boney M' stuck in his head while delirious... I can't stop giggling.

i i eee said...

It's hard not to fall in love with the fro dude in the video who does nothing but hum. Oh wait, never mind! He sings! It's a Christmas miracle!

I used to listen to Christmas music all the time. Then something changed. I call it working retail.

The Soviet said...

i still have the tape of christmas music you made for me when i was on my mission. i LOVE that tape.

Dainon. said...

Ram, that's the best part of that movie. The absolute best part.