I was waiting for the Monday closest to Christmas to put this post together, which consists mostly of combining a couple of my previous posts about my favorite Christmas songs, with some updates. I also came across a short post about the worst Christmas song ever, and decided to include that here as well.
So in a way, it’s sort of like a mixed tape.
Last year, I wrote that my favorite Christmas song is “Oh, Holy Night”, and I shared links to several versions of the song. Some readers responded by alerting me to other versions, and I have updated that post to reflect those suggestions. I also came across a version I have not heard before, courtesy of Supernatural Hippie’s wonderful web site.
Here is the link to that updated post if you are so inclined to listen to 13 versions of “Oh Holy Night”.
I’ll include the Josh Groban version here in case you don’t feel like checking them all out:
I also wrote a post last year about the Killers, who released an original Christmas song/music video each year from 2006-2016, with the profits going to support the Product RED campaign to end AIDS.
Here is the link to that post, and I’ll include my favorite one here, Christmas in L.A.:
And as far as the worst Christmas song ever, according to Commonplace Fun Facts, it’s “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney. Some critics have even gone so far as to label it the worst song ever recorded, Christmas or otherwise.
Despite the designation, the 1980 song earns McCartney $400,000 to $600,000 each year in royalties, placing his cumulative earnings from the number in excess of $20 million.
I guess there’s money to be had from bad writing, and that means my blog’s got a chance…