we could be listening to "Tinkle Bells"
December 23, 2015 8:21 PM   Subscribe


There can be only one.
posted by Artw at 9:06 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]

I once read a peice on Christmas nostalgia and how all the most popular Christmas songs are 50+ years old, but Mariah Carey's song is a good refutation of that notion. It's entirely possible that there was just a period in the mid to late 20th century where nobody was writing good Christmas music.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:57 AM on December 24, 2015

A couple times through Oscar Peterson's "O Christmas Tree" and I'm good for the year.
posted by emelenjr at 4:21 AM on December 24, 2015

Relevant XKCD - the set of songs we hear nonstop on the radio is really frozen in time.
posted by kurumi at 8:29 AM on December 24, 2015

I just listened to that Mariah Carey song from the AVClub link and didn't recognize it at all. Maybe I've just learned to tune out Christmas music so well that nothing from the last thirty years has managed to enter my brain.
posted by octothorpe at 8:36 AM on December 24, 2015

Bob’s Burgers Pays Tribute to Your True Christmastime Savior, Alcohol,” Halle Kiefer, Vulture, 23 December 2015

“The Spirits of Christmas”—Behind Bob's Burgers, 23 December 2015
posted by ob1quixote at 8:48 AM on December 24, 2015

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