Who needs turkey when you can have cheese?


I have a confession to make.

I like Christmas.  There, I’ve said it.  I realise this might not make me very popular in these parts, but I can’t help that.  However, rather than make this post too nauseating, I thought I’d take a leaf out of Annie and Taiga’s books and share something Christmassy with you.

One of the things I love most about this time of  year is digging out all the Christmas CDs – you know the kind – “The Best Christmas Album in the World…Ever!”, that sort of thing.   I do possess a reasonable quantity of what, I suppose, could be called “serious” Christmas music too, but I have a real affection for certain cheesy Christmas pop songs. I  thought I could prolong the experience (or  agony, depending on your point of view) by posting a link to one Christmas song each day between now and the 25th.

So there you have it.  This post is neither as thoughtful and considered as Annie’s or as clever and creative as Taiga’s, but I hope you’ll find something over the next few days to make you smile.

Here’s my first offering.

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5 Responses to Who needs turkey when you can have cheese?

  1. pleite says:

    Ooh, I like that song. But liking Christmas? You perv! Dreading, dreading, dreading. What date’s your birthday again?

  2. marshaklein says:

    Pleased you liked the song – it doesn’t seem to get played much anymore.
    I wish (for your sake) you weren’t dreading Christmas, but I do understand. I only enjoy it when I get to spend it how I like (which is most years) – if my in-laws visit had come to pass, I’d have been moving into the padded cell about now!

    Birthday is the 22nd of this month.

  3. annie says:

    I like that song. One of the few good Christmas tunes… I hate Christmas too, but I quite like the sparkly kitsch of it all. Might even break my Scrooge-like habits to buy a Christmas tree this year.

  4. be ye not embarrassed!

    i love cheesy christmas songs and that includes mariah carey’s ‘all i want for christmas’ and that kim wilde/mel smith cover of the second song you posted

    (there, i’ve said it!)

    i also love christmas – i can’t quite put my finger on why because i abhor the commercialism and i don’t do the jesus thing, but i love it

    like richard dawkins, i guess i am simply a cultural christian


  5. Marsha Klein says:

    Annie: Our family joke is that the “Christmas” tree is actually a “Winter Solstice ” tree, with a sun on the top rather than an angel or a star. I guess I still bear a grudge against all those kids at school (OK then, one or two) who told me that, as an atheist, I shouldn’t be celebrating Christmas. Although I love Christmas, it wouldn’t be complete without Scrooge. When I was at school I started writing my own version of “A Christmas Carol” in which Tiny Tim was machine-gunned after saying “God bless us every one”. A bit too extreme, on reflection. I’d still want to at least punch his face, though.

    LH: Mariah Carey will feature in some point in my Christmas cheese-fest. Are the chicklets (little lettuce-haters?) excited? They’re at the age when Christmas really is magic.

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