Black Friday is over.
Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season is now underway. I feel that it's a bit early, but it's not something that I can fight anyway, so I might as well just join the crowd. This will be my 46th Christmas, and I must admit that I'm getting a little bored with the music. I have been listening to the same carols and songs for years now. So have you. If the Christmas season wasn't so long, perhaps I wouldn't be fed up of hearing them, but frankly I feel that I have heard them so often that they have lost just about all meaning. I repeat the words by rote now.
This year I have decided to shake things up a little, re-energise myself in the Christmas music department by finding some new material to listen to. I'm sick and tired of "jingle bells", "silent night" et al, and the time has come to introduce some new songs to the Yule-tide playlist. I think we could all use a bit of a fresh air.
My first selection to the alternative Christmas repetoire is a rather cheery number called "We're All Going to Die", by the ever-cheery Scottish singer Malcolm Middleton. Just watching the video brings back some pleasant memories.