Thursday, December 20, 2012
Welcome 2012 Virtual Advent Tour Visitors!
I was a last minute shopper this year. Actually, that's not true. That was done a month ago (na, nah, na, na, nah). I was, however, late to sign up for the Virtual Advent Tour. And subsequently late to find out if the wonderful organizers, Kailana and Marg, could squeeze me in. When I finally did hear, I'd already had a lot of Christmas posts up, and more scheduled to go. On that note, feel free to look over the rest of the ol' blog. I've already posted some Christmas book and short story reviews this month and I contemplated the problem with Rudolph. Plus, I've got more Christmas stuff coming up over the next few days so be sure to check back.
In the meantime, I thought we could talk about this trend:
I'm talking about musicians who just take one of their older songs and stick Christmas in it, presumably to cash in. I say it harsher than I actually feel. I love cheesy stuff at Christmas, and it's the one time of year they can get away with it. How do you feel about it? Know any other examples that I've missed?
It got me thinking. What other songs would I like to hear Noëlified? Here's a wish list. Shudder away:
1. Sweet Child O' Christmas - Guns N' Roses
2. You Oughta Snow - Alanis Morissette
3. Enter Santa- Metallica
4. Pour Some Eggnog On Me- Def Leppard
5. How Soon is Christmas? - The Smiths
6. Smells Like Christmas Spirit - Nirvana
7. Santaclaus- Beastie Boys
8. The Dope Snow- Marilyn Manson
9. Wake Me Up Before You Ho Ho- Wham!
10. Runaway Sleigh- Soul Asylum
And then, I thought, why stop with songs. What if authors rewrote their some of their best known works to inject a little holiday spirit:
1. Santa's Verses- Salman Rushdie
2. The Giftslinger- Stephen King
3. The Life of Mince Pi- Yann Martel
4. The Old Man and the Tree- Ernest Hemingway
5. On the Roof- Jack Kerouac
6. Anne of Red and Green Gables- Lucy Maud Montgomery
7. Jingle Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
8. Portrait of an Elf as a Young Man- James Joyce
9. Silas' Manger- George Eliot
10. The (Free) Shipping (on Orders Over $25) News - E. Annie Proulx
I'd love to hear you ideas in the comments! (Unless your idea is, "you suck, never do these again.")
Also, be sure to check out Lu's and Alexandra's Advent Tour Posts today at Regular Ruminations and the Sleepless Reader respectively.