Elf’s Lament

27 Dec

Best Christmas song in the last 50 years?

9 Responses to “Elf’s Lament”

  1. Derek J. Punaro December 27, 2007 at 10:43 pm #

    Barenaked Ladies and unionized elfs… how could it get any better

  2. BuffaloRox December 28, 2007 at 11:31 am #

    Two of my favorite Christmas songs of the past:

    Drifters (White Christmas, 1954)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jctccnyun5g&NR=1

    Perry Como (Christmas Dream, 1974 version) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS8OM9_38VM

  3. eliz. December 28, 2007 at 12:04 pm #

    That would be a no. The Vince Guaraldi Trio songs are still within 50 years.

    This is very nice, however.

  4. Jon Splett December 28, 2007 at 11:10 pm #

    My vote goes to ‘Gun for Christmas’ by the Vandals.

    Really anything off the Vandals christmas album is hilarious and awesome.

  5. mike hudson December 29, 2007 at 3:30 am #

    uh, no, it’s not. chuck berry’s “run run rudolph” came out in ’58, elvis’ “blue christmas” came out in ’57 though it was written nine years earlier and then of course there’s “santa’s got the aids this year” by tiny tim. that’s off the top of my head.

  6. Buffalopundit December 29, 2007 at 7:24 am #

    OK. So, let’s say the last 30 years.

    And I remember them playing the Tiny Tim song on Stern 15 years ago. Just totally whacked out tune by a whacked out guy.

  7. Eric P. December 29, 2007 at 10:48 am #

    BNL don’t rate any kind of “Best of..” honors – ever. They are nerds and they’re not really as clever as all that.

    BTW, Alvin & Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song (Christmas don’t be late) 1958. They were nerds also, but they were cartoons. What’s BNL’s excuse?

  8. mike hudson December 29, 2007 at 10:58 am #

    what was it about 1958?

    run run rudolph, santa’s gotta make it to town
    santa make him hurry, tell him take the freeway down

    and eric was entirely right about bnl. not just nerds, but nerds getting a bit long in the tooth, which is sad.


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