For some, Christmas music is an experience that starts in early November and continues throughout December. For those select few, I have a burning question: how do you listen to the same 15 songs covered by various artists for two entire months? An even better question is: why do artists continue to cover the same 15 songs over and over again? Perhaps because when they attempt to come up with their own ideas, they kinda stink.
Look, I’m all for Christmas, but can’t a great holiday get great music? I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with indulging in a little Mariah Carey towards the end of December, but blasting All I Want for Christmas is You all month long is a little much. I personally love most kinds of music, and I listen to music all the time, but there’s something about modern Christmas music is just so inherently bad. I love older Christmas songs — Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, even the old Christmas hymns — but new Christmas songs are lacking. They just aren’t the same as they used to be, artists have run out of ideas for new, good Christmas songs.
So that’s it. That’s why I believe that new Christmas songs aren’t as good as their older counterparts. But, if you enjoy new Christmas music, ignore everything I just said. Everyone celebrates differently, and everyone’s festive mood is acceptable. Unless of course, you blast Mariah Carey for two straight months, then you’re just a monster.