#3 Weirdest Christmas Song: I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall: Commercialism Run Amuck and a Dead Skunk

YouTube is a great place. You can have anyone who wants to make a song, make a song. One of my goals is to write parody songs about politics and religion. One of my ideas is a parody of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” to be called “Morally Bankrupt” and Meghan Trainer’s “It’s All About That Base”will become “It’s All ‘Bout Cheap Grace”. I want to write the songs and get a band that can perform them and make the videos look like the real videos as well.

But enough about my creative endeavors. These blogs are about Christmas songs. I would say that you can’t find a stranger Christmas song on the net than this one, but I have found two more that I write about in these blogs,

This song was written and performed by Housewives on Prozac. They are know for such hits as “iHate My Mom” and “Eat Your Damn Spaghetti.” Their Christmas song is about commercialism gone amuck.

The video goes by pretty fast which can be tough on the eyes but I recommend watching it. It is bizarre but hilarious.

Here are a few lyrics:

There was specials on that day. There was a in store toy display. With this year’s must have cartoon gimmick. And when I turned around another mother mowed me down. I held my head and said “they overdid it”

I have worked retail every Christmas season from 2006 to 2014. 2006- 2012 at Boston Store and 2013-2014 at Macy’s. This holiday has become less a celebration of Jesus Christ than a celebration of consumerism. Something that doesn’t go to well with Christianity, not withstanding what prosperity preachers might tell you.

Thankfully I never saw people fight over items but saw a few shoplifters and had my share of angry customers yelling at me.

At about half way through the video, it and the song go totally off the wall. All I will say is that it involves a dead skunk.

This video has everything a lead singer, the delightfully wacky Martha Joy Rose, decked out in red and white and blonde playing rock guitar; man in a beard in a Santa outfit ; a muppet type creature; a giant teddy bear ; an actual shoving match in a mall and the greatest amateur video you can find in the best sense of the word.

When did Christmas become so commercialized. When did it become about getting things and rushing. I am an evangelical Christian. Christmas to me is about the birth of a baby who was God made flesh. God who lived among us and taught us how to truly be human and died to help us become such.

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy all the secular trappings of Christmas. I am a glutton for Christmas themed TV including all the various takes of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

But I love all types of Christmas music and this song is just so strange and so weird that I can’t help but listen to it and watch the video every Christmas.


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