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Old 12-05-2016, 02:06 PM   #16
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We went out to eat at a little local place last night before seeing Arrival. Their musical choices were Chrismasy but solid not the lame stuff. I was surprised and pleased.
That's because half the people working in "little local places" are frustrated musicians.
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Old 12-06-2016, 06:20 AM   #17
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Place has a stage and an antique store so, yeah.
http://www.tiogatrailscafe.com/
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Old 12-06-2016, 08:59 AM   #18
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Nice place, great menu, but the glasses at the bar are upside down.
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Old 12-06-2016, 08:10 PM   #19
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:05 PM   #20
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This is a weird cultural item: Black America™ has an entirely different list of Christmas songs, some of which White America™ is barely aware of. This song is the number one Christmas song in B. A. and it is not in the W. A. Christmas canon whatsoever:

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Old 12-07-2016, 06:25 AM   #21
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Maybe we should swap lists for a while.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:18 AM   #22
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I have found that the feeling that all the songs are new and fresh lasts exactly one Christmas! And then it's.... oh no, this again.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:32 AM   #23
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And it seems that my generation, Gen X, has truly failed to add to the Christmas songs list. Mariah Carey? No all her Xmas songs were written in the 50s-60s when most of the Xmas songs were written. I believe there were only two songs added to the list by Gen X

"Let It Snow" by Boys II Men

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"Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses.

...and arguably, the Waitresses are Baby Boomers who just appealed to Gen X; but we are so under-represented, as usual, that I'm going to have to allow it.

Plus that is the best Christmas song and never gets old; but I'm way biased, because I loved the band.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:47 AM   #24
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Bare Naked Ladies covered "Do They Know It's Christmas," which was written in 1984.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:49 AM   #25
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And now you made me look, dammit.

I don't know if any of these count, since none of them get any reasonable airplay. But c'mon, Everclear did "Santa Baby," that's got to count for something.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:05 PM   #26
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:13 PM   #27
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I got another one, but, you'll need to go over here for it. It's not safe for work, ya see.
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:47 PM   #28
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But c'mon, Everclear did "Santa Baby," that's got to count for something.
I was thinking of stuff written and performed though. Er'body doing these old songs, but those aren't our songs.

But maybe we just get no new christmas songs ever. "Sorry, the official list is full."

Maybe that's the whole point. The ideal of Christmas was defined in the middle of last Century, and it isn't going to get any better, and it isn't going to change. Post war was the last time we were all united and joyous and getting together with our families and celebrating. It's all just a slow downhill for Christmas since then.

No more new traditional Christmas TV specials either. It's Rudolph and the Grinch for the rest of eternity. The only Gen X Christmas special I can recall is "Olive, The Other Reindeer", geez that never became a tradition... in fact has anyone seen it? Oh it's really sweet, Drew Barrymore plays a little dog, Ed Asner is Santa, Michael Stipe even plays a minor character.

I think the official Gen X Christmas movie is "Die Hard".

Well that's a fine new tradition, "Olive" followed by "Die Hard". That might make a fine Saturday night.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:04 PM   #29
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:34 PM   #30
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That's pretty good, for a Gen-X audience and that's probably what should count. Mr Squier himself is born in 1950, squarely Boomer.
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