Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Makes Me Puke

Had a nice hike yesterday... listened to some Phil Lesh & Friends but there was this, too (the music below.) Been way too long since I've posted a Christmas album. And now we're getting into the Christmas season. According to many retailers' commercials on television, WE'RE ALREADY IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON. Morons. I love Hallmark and Hershey's, I go to Lowe's and Home Depot, but because they've been rollin' their Christmas commercials for about a week now (or more,) they don't deserve my business until January. It's no wonder I get sick of the season BEFORE Thanksgiving. Hmmm... maybe if I didn't watch TV, then I wouldn't see the commercials. Ahhh, yeah, well, it would still get to me somehow... radar waves maybe... oh: Wifi signals carrying subliminal messages saying: "Go buy Christmas crap now. What are you waiting for? Go. Make the Christmas season 3 whole months long. Why are you still sitting there? GO!" Dillholes. Screw Christmas.

But... can't screw Christmas music. Unfortunately, soon it'll be time to make sure I don't play any until about February or maybe late January. I just can't stomach the stuff, ironically, in the month of December! For about 10½ months of the year I like it just fine. I played a Sinatra Christmas album the other night -- some of the best Yuletide tunes I've evah hoid. Listening a month from now -- I'd want to vomit.

So, without further ado...

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anibellThursday's Hiking Tunes,
Part 2...
Bill Engvall - Here's Your Christmas Album [CD cover] (1999)Bill Engvall

Here's Your
Christmas Album


(2005 Re-issue)
Bill Engvall - Here's Your Christmas Album (1999)
Bill Engvall
Here's Your
Christmas Album
Bill Engvall - Here's Your Christmas Album [inside pic] (1999)
if you want, you can click SMALL RED SPEAKER to listen and/or dload @ 128 kbps
Introduction - Bill Engvall ChristmasIntroduction
Gettin Sued By Santa - Bill Engvall ChrismasI'm Getting Sued By Santa Claus
Christmas In The Country Holiday - Bill Engvall ChristmasChristmas In The Country Holiday
Rudolph Got A DUI - Bill Engvall ChristmasRudolph Got a DUI
The Christmas Sign - Bill Engvall ChristmasThe Christmas Sign
A Gift That She Don't Want - Bill Engvall ChristmasA Gift That She Don't Want
Gift Emergency - Bill Engvall ChristmasGift Emergency
Fruitcake Makes Me Puke - Bill Engvall ChristmasFruitcake Makes Me Puke
That's What's Wrong With Christmas - Bill Engvall ChristmasThat's What's Wrong With Christmas
Here's Your Sign Christmas - Bill EngvallHere's Your Sign Christmas
The Bike - Bill Engvall ChristmasThe Bike
Fruitcake Makes Me Puke (rock version) - Bill Engvall ChristmasFruitcake Makes Me Puke (rock version)
I really had no freakin' clue what I was getting with this album. What it is is country music with introductions on each song by Bill Engvall. On most of the songs (or all of them?) he does a little stand-up over-the-top of the music. Who is singing is not him, though. One song sounds like Alan Jackson and another sounds like Billy Ray Cyrus and others still might sound very close to other popular Nashville country music recording artists... but it's not them, at least I don't think so. Nope, the singers are just people who sing who might happen to sound like someone famous. It ain't bad singin' and it ain't bad music, it's good country, albeit a little corny. Interestingly some of the songs hold a lot of truth to them... like how Christmas wants to start in September! It does, the retailers want it to, right alongside Halloween crap. Oi!

Anyway, I'm glad I got this. It's not the same old, same old, round and round again. Nope, this is kinda fun stuff and different. Definitely worth it!

Bill Engvall - Here's Your Christmas Album [rear cover/tray insert dealie] (1999)


Anonymous said...


Zoooma!! said...


Entschuldigen Sie mich, ich sprechen nicht Englisch. Welche Weise nach Nashville? Ich möchte ein Bier, bitte.

rundangerously said...

omg, christmas in november! i still haven't finished my halloween candy! nice that you had some phil on that christmas music running soundtrack ;)

Nazz Nomad said...

PHIL AND FRIENDS are in nyc... caught one last week... awesome.

Zoooma!! said...

Very cool, Nazz. I'd LOVE to see P&F. Maybe "The Dead" in the spring.

I love live music but I don't know if I can justify the price of the ticket... especially at the Nokia and especially after our taxes get raised and more money that we work hard to earn is forcibly taken away from us.

Nazz Nomad said...

tix were $55 plus about $7 for the obligatory charges...
not bad considering how rare the opportunities are to soak in the memories and make a few new ones.
and the way the theater is set up makes it somewhat easy to get close up.

Besides, when the big one hits, another few bucks ain't gonna matter one way or the other!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated