Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas.

So, during our Gilmore Girls Super Marathon 2011 Stacy hears this song playing in the background. It was an episode set during the holidays and Stacy tells me she remembers the song from when she was a kid. I didn't recognize it, and I certainly couldn't tell you what it was from the faint sounds coming from Lorelai's radio, but it took Stacy exactly 4.2 seconds to find it online. Here's what she found:

So this holiday season I hear the song everywhere. And I mean everywhere! I had never heard the song before and now I feel like I can't go a few minutes without hearing it. I think it's a great song, but it gets stuck in my head so quickly that I feel like I've been blindsided.

And then, we're watching "Glee," and they of course do one of their patented Christmas Cheesefests and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a whole bunch of Cheerios performing this same song. Unbelievable. So now I have the song perpetually stuck in my head along with a bunch of twenty-somethings dressed unconvincingly as high school cheerleaders, waving rhythmic gymnastics paraphenalia while singing "Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas."

I can't get over how quickly a 30-year-old song I'd never heard went from being background noise in a TV program to becoming a prominent part of my mental soundrack for Christmas 2012.

(Does anyone else find it odd that a band like The Waitresses could create a "best of" album, complete with 15 tracks, even though it only released 6 singles?)


Boquinha said...

ROTFL! I love that you wrote a post about this! Hysterical. We really do hear this song EVERYWHERE now. I absolutely LOVE this song. It's very eighties. I love that I rediscovered it on Gilmore Girls. And I love that we all love it now. :) And I love you. This comment apparently has a lot of love. Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! :)

Emily Foley said...

I have never heard that song. Ever.

Jimmy said...

Never heard this song before either. For that matter, I never heard of the Waitresses until this post.

Mom said...

What Jimmy said.

Zelia said...

New to me too. Never heard it before.

Boquinha said...

Totally in my head all the time. I now sing "Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!" instead of just saying it the normal way.

Mom, this is a totally 80's East Coast song. How have you not heard it?