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Christmas: Are they shoving it down our throats too early?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CaseytheMuppet, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't hate them, but it does seem like there's an over abundance of their Christmas music in relation to others this year.

    That, and Ariana Grande, it seems like you'll hear her songs several times a day.
     
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Ariana's Christmas songs, I surprisingly don't mind as much. But that's probably because the only times i've heard them have been on playlists from Spotify. Which, btw, of you wanna listen to Christmas music, a music streaming service like that is definitely the way to go.

    Also, unrelated note, anyone else notice that random words on the forum are now being linked to shopping sites? That's weird.
     
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  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    A lot of forums have been phishy like that for years now.
     
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Since @LittleJerry92 brought it up in another thread, I'm reminded of something: I've heard at least one version of "Baby, it's Cold Outside" where the singing roles were reversed, and it was a woman singing the man's verses, and a man singing the woman's verses - I don't remember who did that version though. But nevertheless, it makes me wonder, with the roles reversed like that, would it still be considered a "rape song" because of the MeToo Movement?
     
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  5. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    It should be considered a rape song to begin with. Its a song about a woman who wants to spend the night with a man she likes but since they are not marries she is afraid of what it will do to her reputation so the man is giving her an excuse she can use when telling her family why she spent the night. The expression "whats in this drink" had nothing to do with drugging women. Its an expression used to convey you are saying things that you really believe, though they are out of character for how you usually present yourself. The idea being that you must be drunk to express ideas your normally would be to inhibited to express.

    It really bothers me that people are trying to find issues with things. #metoo was suppose to be about rooting out actual perpetrators of sexual assualt that used their power to hide who they were, like Bill Cosby who drugged women and had sex with them while unconscious. Its now turned into this weird attack on anything sexual or romantic where everything is rape.
     
  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Snowth and I were talking about this last night.

    Nowadays it just feels like people label stuff with words just because they have their little small issues with them.
     
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  7. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Its so weird that we went from free love and fighting against censorship in the 70s to a song being "problematic". Its like... innocent normal interactions between men and women is bad, but crazy outlandish overtly sexual behavior is ok. Its so weird.
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, again, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" is on the radio all the freakin' time, and that some blatantly promotes objectifying women and fornication.

    "I'm in love with the shape of you; I'm in love with your body."

    "Last night you were in my room, now my bedsheets smell like you."

    Why isn't the MeToo Movement coming after this?
     
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Because, one sounds like rape in a more modern context, the other sounds like someone enjoying/desiring a normal human thing.
    Obviously people are overreacting to a short little line in a Christmas song, but are they really overreacting that much? I mean, can you really blame people for thinking a thing that sounds bad is bad, especially when you consider how old and potentially outdated something is. Sure these people are lazy and could've just googled the actual meaning of the lyrics, but how many people do you know who actually study the historical meanings behind Christmas songs?
     
  10. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Because they're too in love with their British ginger pop figure. :rolleyes:

    Coming from a fellow Ed Sheeran fan himself.
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

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  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So while Music Choice is obviously obsessed with Ariana Grande and Pentatonix this Christmas, local radio seems to really be favoring Amy Grant this year.

    Not a whole lot of variety this year, I have to say.
     
  13. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    That's how one of our local radio stations are as well.

    In fact, there’s the catchphrase they use called Today's Variety when it’s not even variety at all!
     
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Same, they keep talking about how much variety they have, when it's really far more limited than that.
     
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  15. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I know, and it’s such a joke too.
     
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  16. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I got an early Christmas present!

    Lip balm that smells like strawberries.:flirt:
     
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  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Whelp. Looks like I probably won’t be getting a new phone case until either after the holidays or for my birthday next year.
     
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So, Jim Gaffigan is calling for Christmas to be moved to the middle of summer, because winter is too bleak and depressing of a time of year for a holiday that's supposed to bring cheer and merriness.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I can see what he's saying but, that's what July 4th is for. Christmas is something to look forward to at the end of the year. If it weren't there, winter would be even more bleak and depressing.
     
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  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

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