The Greatest Xmas Song Ever Written

Posted on December 26, 2010
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Before we get too far from the holiday season, let me put in a pointer for my single favorite modern Xmas song. The title of this post is not my editorial postion, it’s actually the title: “The Greatest Xmas Song Ever Written” by American Heartbreak. This is the sadly defunct band of my good friend Michael Butler of the Rock and Roll Geek Show. On Facebook a few weeks ago I saw a thread about how bad most post World War Two holiday songs are, and that prompted me to spread the love for this song. It’s a super catchy, basically anti-Christmas song that is a perfect antidote to the treacle of most. “No stores are open/ No one shops for me/ I wish Christmas never came/ Every year’s the same/ It looks like/ It looks like/ I’ll be by myself for Christmas.” When the syrup of most songs gets on your nerves, try this shot of tabasco. I apply some every year and I love it.

If you want, the player below will let you hear it, or you can download it directly. It should also show up in the podcast feed because, hey, it’s the time of year for giving. Again, you are welcome.

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  1. Ewan Spence on December 30th, 2010 4:42 am

    Totally agree on people not thinking there are holiday songs, when there are! I do a holiday special every year, there’s some nice upbeat ones in here. Have a good one Dave!

    http://www.ewanspence.com/blog/2010/12/23/the-christmas-rocktacular-2010/

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  3. dave on December 30th, 2010 11:06 pm

    Ewan, thanks for the link. The more I think about it, the more examples I can come up with for modern era songs I like. Regardless, this American Heartbreak song remains my favorite of recent times.

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  5. PJ Cabrera on January 2nd, 2011 6:32 pm

    Oh man, I can remember when this song was NEW! Christmas 2004? Good times, good times.