This week, I’m doing a series on bad Christmas music. Why? I’m not sure myself. Perhaps it is the fact that a local radio station began playing non-stop Christmas music on Halloween. One can’t do that without using a lot of bad Christmas music.
In fact, bad Christmas music is so ubiquitous that many people have been turned off of Christmas music entirely. This is a bad, bad thing. Christmas music should be taken in small doses, but it can be wonderful (I may do a good Christmas music series next week to try and prove my point). In any case, I want to purge the bad Christmas music feelings early.
Silver Bells – Kathie Lee Gifford (with Regis Philben)
Have there ever been two people who hated each other more than Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philben? I admit their mutual loathing made for good television, but it also made for at least one horrible rendition of an ode to shopping at Macey’s. From Regis’s depressing intro (over the sickly sweet music) to Kathie Lee’s constant whiny asides, this is the definitive celebrity vanity Christmas project gone horribly wrong. Enjoy? (I should add that I first encountered this classic via The Annoying Music Show, which is a kind of highbrow Dr. Demento show)