Monday, 22 November 2010

Why I hate secular Christmas music

So, Advent hasn't even started yet and already all the shops are playing Christmas music. Not even nice carols, but awful secular Christmas music, of the "Let's cash in on Christmas without losing any potential buyers by mentioning why it exists in the first place" type. Cynical, schmaltzy, musically inept and lyrically empty. Take for instance, a song I heard this morning, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. What uplifting and inspiring message does this give us about why we celebrate Christmas?

Reindeer are really shallow.