For Your Christmas Listening Pleasure…


Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does a bunch of other stuff.

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6 Responses

  1. Avatar Barrett Brown says:

    Damnit, were we supposed to identify indulgent posts as such at the top of each one? That explains a lot.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Fairytale in New York is the song that we listen to over and over again every year.

    It’s one of those songs that offended me when I was young.
    Now I listen to it and wonder “who was I?”Report

    • Avatar Rufus F. in reply to Jaybird says:

      My wife didn’t get the song either. She thought the appeal was that it gets vulgar and people find that funny. I told her- “Listen to it. It’s a Christmas song about how life can break your heart. How can that not choke you up??”Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    John Lennon’s Happy Xmas is a personal favorite. Some day I may figure out whether I love it in spite of or because of its overwhelming sentimentality.Report