Itâ€™s Holiday Season. We all know what that means â€“ several radio stations switch to All-Holiday-Music-All-The-Time, commercials start running their annoying versions of carols, and everyone walks around with mind-numbing earworms of truly hideous songs like that terrible one about shoes (CRAP. Now itâ€™s in my head.). Now, donâ€™t get me wrong. I like quite a few holiday tunes â€“ like that one by that guy. You know, with the snow in it. Okay, so Iâ€™m lying. I really donâ€™t like holiday music. All that canned sentiment gets to me. Sorry, Internet.
But, to be fair, very little about holiday music bothers me. Itâ€™s largely inoffensive, it captures the sentiment of the season relatively well and, at the risk of sounding uncharacteristically cheery, it makes people happy.
Generally speaking, that is. [Read more…]