Friday Random Ten: Bah Humbug.

Oh, you’re off from work all of next week? Great. Going home a little early to visit family and friends? That’s fantastic. Already finished your holiday shopping? Well, that’s just so special.

You should definitely share all of that with someone who cares.

For the rest of us schmoes who must trudge into work next week only to deal with endless “out-of-office” e-mail replies and dozens of unreturned phone calls, you should be able to understand that it’s a little hard to get into the holiday spirit right now.

So in that “spirit,” here’s a list of holiday songs that deserve a lump of coal:

1. “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt. (slb)

2. “Deck Da Club” by Ying Yang Twins. (Blackink)

3. “Funky, Funky Christmas” by New Kids on the Block. (Monica)

4. “Christmas Shoes” by Newsong. (Brokey)

5. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by N’Sync. (Nicole)

6. “Jingle Bellz” by Juelz Santana. (Angela)

7. “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC. (Jamelle)

8. “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” by Dr. Elmo. (Melissa)

9. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson Five. (slb)

10. “Christmas Don’t be Late” by Alvin and The Chipmunks (Shani)

Looking back on it, I have no idea how my parents tolerated me playing that song over and over again as a little boy. I suppose that could be filed under “unconditional love.”

Also, there’s a number of iterations of “This Christmas” that deserve mention here. But there’s no need for overkill. I’m sure you all, our dear readers, have heard them plenty in the past couple of weeks.

Enjoy the weekend. We’ll be a little more cheerful next week, okay?


Joel Anderson —blackink —  writes about sports, politics, crime, courts, and other issues far beyond his competence at BuzzFeed. He has worked at media outlets in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Atlanta and contributed to a number of publications, including The Root and The American Prospect, among many others.
  • Nicole

    I’m going on the record as LOVING the Eartha Kitt version of “Santa Baby.” The footage of her in white fur though…that makes me a little uncomfortable.

  • Well-called on these. My pick besides “Santa baby” would be that horror of mundane horrors I always hear fart-trumpeting everywhere this time of year. & at dinner tonight there was some Vandross-sounding stuff that was positively punitive.

  • I’ll second Nicole. And I find Christmas in Hollis amusing, in a sort of hey, what the hell kind of way.

    Also, I DO have the next TWO weeks “off” from dealing with my kid’s school, so nyah. But if SOME people lived in So Cal I’d invite them to the cocktail parties we’re having next week.

  • young_

    Bangs’ “Christmas Story” belongs very high on the list:

  • lol “Santa Baby” and “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” are two of my favorite Xmas songs!

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