After lunch today, Will posed the question of what is the greatest popular Christmas song under some complicated formula that I didn't fully understand but maybe he can explain in comments. It was supposed to factor in popularity with artistic merit, though. Anyway, after some time to think about it, I proposed "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses - the one in which the chick hooks up with some guy at the Quick-E-Mart because he forgot cranberries, too. Shockingly, Will insisted that he'd never heard this song, even after I played him a snippet. This is unacceptable. I know Katy's all about this song, but what about the rest of you? You all know this song, right? If it's not the greatest, then what is? To avoid embarrasing him, I won't tell you Will's nomination. Suffice it to say that the singer is featured in our sidebar and her last name isn't "Giant," though in any sane world it would be.
Relatedly, I bought this John Fahey Christmas Album
and I really like it. The Sufjan Stevens Christmas Collection
is really good, too (just ignore Pitchfork's pretentious review. Those people are such asses). FYI.
Labels: christmas, music, will