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Twisted Tuesday’s Mix Tape: Holicraze

twisted-tuesdays-mix-tape-holidaysI have always liked holiday music, what I don’t like is the commercialism of the holidays themselves.

It seems, the ones who aggressively remind us to “Keep Christ in Christmas” are the very ones who have sold their souls to Black Friday.

I wonder if they found Christ nailed to a weed-whacker at the mall at 4am?

I find hypocrisy high during the Christmas season. A time where people demand to be wished, “Merry Christmas” over “Happy Holidays” and vice versa, I don’t care what another’s beliefs (or religion) is. I really don’t.

I myself believe in God and do call myself a Christian, but that is my choice in a country that was founded on “Freedom of Religion“.

I do “Keep Christ in Christmas”, but my religion taught me tolerance and acceptance, not derision and elitism. It also taught me not to judge.

So, to lighten the mood and bring some totally UNpolitically correct music to our holiday music shelf here is my December 2013, Happy Holi-craze, Mix Tape.

Walking Around in Women’s Underwear – Bob Rivers 

When I first heard this song I was a DJ on the radio and the song was already several years old. I laughed so hard. I had not head of Bob Rivers before.

Christmas in Heaven – Monty Python

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend Christmas in Heaven? Wonder no more and sit back and let Month Python tell ya all about it…

Present Face – Garfunkle & Oats

Most people like presents, but what happens when you get presents of things you don’t like or want?

Another Christmas Song – Stephen Colbert

For those who dislike Christmas music, I even thought of you and so did Stephen Colbert!

A Christmas Carole – Tom Lehrer

I started this post talking about the rampant commercialism Christmas has become, and the “war on Christmas” we hear about all of the time? Tom was talking about it first.

BONUS TRACK…

Here is my very favorite Christmas song. This one is not a parody song and is instead quite serious.

This song always makes me cry.

Hard Candy Christmas – Dolly Pardon

May the month of December be filled with love, family and friends and may we all be safe and end this year with nothing, but positive promises for the New Year to come.

And, whatever YOU celebrate, may your heart be open to others’ celebrations too.

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15 comments on “Twisted Tuesday’s Mix Tape: Holicraze

  1. Janine Huldie
    December 3, 2013

    I totally forgot to mention Bob Rivers and his 12 Pains of Christmas (huge fan of that song) and seeing him on your list reminded me of that. Wonderful list and love the parodies, because they truly always make me laugh and put me in such a great mood!! 🙂

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    • Cheri
      December 3, 2013

      Yup, me too…when I need a holi-craze pick-me-up I always turn to Bob Rivers and other’s like him. And now you have reminded me of other B Rivers’ songs I love…must YouTube and listen! :p

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  2. Jen
    December 3, 2013

    Love the Garfunkel and Oates and Monty Python! Thanks for playing.

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    • Cheri
      December 4, 2013

      I hadn’t heard it before i found it for this prompt. 🙂

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  3. Excellent that you included Python!

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  5. Michelle Liew
    December 4, 2013

    Lovely to hear Dolly Parton here. A great list!

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    • Cheri
      December 4, 2013

      I love me some Dolly — even though I am not a huge country music fan. This particular song of hers I ‘think” was from “Best Little Whore House in Texas…” soundtrack.

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  6. Stephanie Rufa
    December 4, 2013

    I hadn’t heard of any of these. I’m so glad you introduced me to them…hilarious! I just made my 12yo watch present face, thank you!!!

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    • Cheri
      December 4, 2013

      LOL you are very welcome. Yeh “Present Face” cracked me up!! Bob River’s has SEVERAL parody Christmas songs. I think his main album is called “Twisted Christmas”.

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  7. charleskafka2013
    December 5, 2013

    love the christmas in heaven bit..
    kind of like the internet, only no kittens 🙂

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