||Without Mimi, I don't want to hear any more Christmas songs redeemed,|
||but I also don't want to pretend that one more thing isn't happening.|
||First to Eleven
||"Where Are You Christmas"
||A Very First to Eleven Christmas 22 5
||When in doubt, move forward.|
||The Linda Lindas
||When in doubt about which way is forward, just move.|
||"Christmas Time With You"
||New Christmas songs are like electric cars:|
||"Let the Bells Ring Out"
||Tales From The Christmas Inn
||they still crash,|
||"How Valencia Stole Christmas"
||they still distort our city planning,|
||The Wedding Present
||"The Loneliest Time Of Year"
||The Loneliest Time Of Year +2
||they still seal us each into tiny foul capsules|
||"It Wasn't Christmas Without You"
||Christmas Lights Up - EP 5
||of despair and rage.|
||"In the Bleak Midwinter"
||But it's better than lighting the past on fire|
||"White Winter Hymnal"
||for the kind of warmth that makes you choose|
||"Christmas Time In The City"
||between not freezing and not not breathing.|
||"Little Drummer Boy"
||At least there are drums.|
||Drakensberg Boys Choir
||"The Little Drummer Boy"
||Christmas is a festival of repetition, but at least there are drums.|
||Drumming is a festival of repetition, anyway, which is why drums were the first musical thing we machined.|
||"Santa Tell Me"
||Eventually we'll train AI to generate every inane synthesis, like Xmas Emo Rap.|
||"Merry Christmas From TacoBot"
||This year, to save us from art robots, we'll tell them to cook something special:|
||Feliz Navidad +2
||tamales filled with bratwurst and latticed with red and green icing,|
||"Santa Tell Me"
||love songs for the winter-bound,|
||The Animal In Me
||"All I Want For Christmas Is You"
||every year recapitulating the flaws of the last in the language of the next.|
||Bring the sleigh empty, if you want to be useful for once.|
||"Last Christmas (Metal Version)"
||Load it up with Russian tanks and bilious billionaires and coronaviruses|
||"Jingle Bell Metal"
||and everybody afraid of gifts or joy or frankincense|
||"Heavy Metal Christmas"
||and fly them into the frozen heart of the moon.|
||What's This? +1
||What's this? The elves have unionized, that's what.|
||They read about it on the internet. You can't keep toy-slaves ignorant when the things people want are made of knowledge.|
||"Santa Claus Is Creeping Around"
||Waiting all year for one day is a fascist's holiday schedule,|
||and without Mimi the sound of silence is the space where one missing breath should be.|
||"O Come Let Us Adore Him"
||The Greatest Gift: Songs for Christmas Day 5
||All ye faithful:|
||David Jones David
||"Hark The Herald Angels Sing"
||"Wishing On The Same Christmas Star"
||Wish You The Best For Xmas 4
||The star has had enough wishes. Watch it burn up as it falls over a horizon. Then turn around and go some other way.|