I would have made this post ages ago but with the continued degeneration of primary computer I now have no computer that has both sound and reliable internet access.
Christians and the Pagans
Same Old lang Syne
(My mother loves this song.)
It's apparently a true story with only two factual errors. The singer never said who the woman was for fear of screwing up her life, but by the time the song came out she was divorced anyway so the one line that might have been a problem wouldn't have been. The woman didn't come forward until after the singer died for fear of screwing up his marriage in spite of there being nothing in the song that would do so if it were proved true. (Hell, he said it was true the entire time anyway.) People are weird.
Fairytale of New York
There is no NYPD Choir, which is why the band featured in the video is the "City of New York Police Pipe Band". They didn't know "Galway Bay" but their mouths needed to be moving for the video so they sang the Micky Mouse theme song.
Not a Christmas song per se but the Long Haired Radical Socialist Jew is sort of related
A Christmas Carol (Even though the prospect sickens / Brother here we go again)
Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord
(My dad's favorite)
The Rebel Jesus
Straight No Chaser's The Twelve Days of Christmas (Original)
For the record, I love dreidel guy. Also understanding is helped if you've heard Toto's Africa BUT that is not to say Toto's Africa makes sense. In fact "Africa" isn't supposed to make sense, it's supposed to be a song made from the perspective of someone who has only seen Africa on TV and therefore doesn't really know what he's singing about. Anyway, moving on.
Straight No Chaser's The Twelve Days of Christmas (Ten year anniversary)
Does youtube seem to have more ads lately?
Please share songs you like in the comments.