Miles Davis composed the perfect anti Christmas rant back in 1962. Perfect for all those who, what shall I say, don’t quite get into the Christmas groove. For those who want to toss the whole thing out the window. I don’t like the commercialization, but a few years ago, I took my Christmas off the commercial grid. Oh, I say it was about ten years now. Have not looked back. I just don’t buy gifts for anyone but my children.
Enjoy one of my favorite Christmas songs, the one that upsets guests in more ways than one. Cannot embed, so here is the link
I hope you have a white one, but for me it’s blue
Blue Christmas, that’s the way you see it when you’re feeling blue
Blue Xmas, when you’re blue at Christmastime
you see right through,
All the waste, all the sham, all the haste
and plain old bad taste
Sidewalk Santy Clauses are much, much, much too thin
They’re wearing fancy rented costumes, false beards and big fat phony grins
And nearly everybody’s standing round holding out their empty hand or tin cup
Gimme gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme gimme
Fill my stocking up
All the way up
It’s a time when the greedy give a dime to the needy
Blue Christmas, all the paper, tinsel and the fal-de-ral
Blue Xmas, people trading gifts that matter not at all
What I call
Lots of hungry, homeless children in your own backyards
While you’re very, very busy addressing
Twenty zillion Christmas cards
Now, Yuletide is the season to receive and oh, to give and ahh, to share
But all you December do-gooders rush around and rant and rave and loudly blare
I hope yours is a bright one, but for me it bleed
I have read quite a few anti Christmas rants and none compare to this version. So, unless you can top it with music and lyrics, I suggest you join us December do-gooders with grins.
* Bob Dorough, was one of the many contributing vocalists and writers for Schoolhouse Rock.
The video has scenes from Athens, I just love the mash- up that is the internet.