Thursday, December 1, 2011

We Need a Little Christmas

This is entirely too nerdy to be said in real life, but I need to get it off my chest. So I'm going to tell y'all! How lucky are you?!

Are you all familiar with the song, "We Need a Little Christmas"? Cheery little song that gets played throughout the holiday season, right? (It's playing right now because my Christmas obsessed co-worker has had Christmas music playing for the past two weeks. In totally related news, my homicide level is rising.) But, here's the thing: That is not a Christmas song. It's from the musical Mame, which is not very well known because it kind of sucks. And it's not even a Christmas song in the musical, either! Auntie Mame starts singing, and drags out a bunch of Christmas decorations, in the SUMMER, because she and her nephew are having a hard time, and everything they try to do is falling apart. So they pretend that it is Christmas time to cheer themselves up. And yes, I guess it kind of CAN be a Christmas song, in that it's saying we need to channel the Christmas spirit even if it isn't Christmas time, so when it IS Christmas time, we need the Christmas spirit even more, but still. It bugs me literally every time I hear it.

6 comments:

Alice said...

ha! i did not know it was from mame, but it makes sense now. it's always vaguely bugged me that the lyrics would be "we need a little christmas" when it ALREADY IS christmas. like, we don't need a little christmas, right this very minute... because we already HAVE a little christmas. duh.

haha. this explains things. :)

Mrs. Irritation said...

I nearly fell over with joy when I saw a post from you in my reader!

Shelly said...

Alice - HAHA, well then, I will consider this a public service announcement instead of a grinchy rant!

Shelly said...

Shelly - you are the best. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Amen!!! I have been waving this banner for years. "We Need A Little Christmas" should be played in July ... well, to be fair, during a really crappy July!

Shelly said...

Thanks Anonymous!