And now even those stores with a modicum of restraint will let loose the red-and-green torrent of holiday commercialism. Which is why I recommend the following FUNNY tunes, from last year's XMAS HELL 2011 playlist, as well as the XMAS HELL 2012 playlist currently in the works.
Note that any songs where I clearly could tell there was some FCC-banned words are marked ***NSFW*** for those of you who insist on playing these at the office... or on a radio show. *ahem*
Prophecy Ov Pointman - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Relient K - I'm Gettin' Nuttin' for Christmas
SkaldGrim - All I Want For Christmas Is Beer
metal christmas song "xmassacre"
Butthole Surfers - Good King Wenceslas
Nekrogoblikon - The Goblin Christmas Armageddon, Part 1
The Depot Tones - Wonderful Christmas Time
The Rugburns - I Hate Christmas ***NSFW***
Spalien Acecraft - Anti-Christmas Song
Steel Panther - Sexy Santa
The XMAS HELL playlists include a variety of tunes, not all of which are funny--some are just absurd, while others are horrifying, and many are simply offensive to anyone who takes Christmas too seriously. And there's even a few which could be construed as sentimental, if heavy and filthy musically.
XMAS HELL 2011:
XMAS HELL 2012:
And for what it's worth, I stayed away from excessive references to Hollywood Christmas movies, with one exception--the "xmassacre" video, because the video portion is largely made up of clips by Cyriak Harris, the Internet's answer to Terry Gilliam, even if the clips had NOTHING to do with Christmas. Nay, BECAUSE they had nothing to do with Christmas. And on a tangent, Cyriak has come up with some very bizarre, horrifying, yet cool as hell and still funny Christmas videos of his own: