Christmas Cliche

I was listening to the radio today and realized that there are a set number of “classic” holiday songs that just get remade over and over and over to infinity.  As far as I can tell, there hasn’t been a “new” Christmas song made in recent memory that’s gotten any sort of notice.  If it did, someone then went on to remake it.

It seems like everyone has a Christmas album, but that album is just 15 covers of songs we’ve already heard everyone else do.  How many versions of “Let It Snow” or “Joy to the World” do we really need to survive?

Why do we literally want to hear the same songs over and over?  Is it a matter of nostalgia and tradition?  Or are we just set in our ways about what we like and want?

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4 Responses to “Christmas Cliche”

  1. […] Songs Are Not The Only Song Remakes I was reading the blog Christmas Cliche, and it made me think about not just Christmas songs being remade, but songs in general. There are […]

  2. tigerlilly22 Says:

    i love the cliche christmas songs they when ever they play i always get an excitinging feeling because i know its christmas time which is one of my favorite seasons. also apparently it works for artists to make remakes of christmas songs so why not?

  3. soweird666 Says:

    – tigerlilly22

    Yeah, but like I said in my post, right above yours, hearing the songs that were remade to me is like hearing the singers beat the song to death with a baseball bat.

  4. I think the old classic Christmas songs are remade because they are just that, classic.

    It came upon the midnight clear,
    That glorious song of old,
    From angels bending near the earth,
    To touch their harps of gold:
    “Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
    From heavens all gracious King!”
    The world in solemn stillness lay
    To hear the angels sing.

    No one writes like this anymore, what latest Christmas song has such poetry? These songs were written when we knew what Christmas was about.

    I don’t know, I think these songs are here to stay.

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