By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities
If you’ve followed the blog for the last couple of years, you probably noticed that I think we get a little too Christmas obsessed in this country, but who doesn’t love a Christmas classic song? Here’s one from a familiar voice to all of us: “Deck the Halls” by the fake voice that does the NOAA forecasts and warnings.
Since we’re in the Christmas song theme, here are some “Creepy Christmas Carols for a Less Cheerful Holiday.”
One repeating theme of Christmas songs is that they sound sad and depressing. I mean, do they still play that song about the kid buying a pair of shoes for his mother because she’s going to “meet Jesus” on Christmas eve? I mean, seriously, pass me the rum–I need another shot.
It’s not only the songs, but it’s the way they’re performed. Any time anyone tries to sing a Christmas carol, they try to do so dramatically and with extra emotion–and the result is a whiny, sad song. If it’s such a happy time, then why is everyone so freaking sad?