Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Do We Really?

We Wish You a Merry Christmas seems like a nice enough Christmas song, until you get to the second verse. Then these happy carolers suddenly become the guests from hell. First they demand figgy pudding for their singing, then they stage a sit-in when you tell them no. I really don't see how this became a classic with the proletarian message that it espouses.

1 comment:

themickel said...

I agree. This song does get progressively threatening. I think the original version was even worse, where by the fifth verse things escalate into a full-blown hostage situation.

Also, have you ever noticed this line from Most Wonderful Time of the Year: "There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long long agooooooo!" You mean ghost stories were once part of a Merry Christmas? What the huh?