Our next sound in the Kooky Christmas Countdown is a late punk classic.
Number 23: “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight)” by The Ramones
Some background from Mistletunes.com:
The Ramones were actually pretty slow to jump on the punk rock Christmas bandwagon; this is from 1989′s Brain Drain album and also appeared on the occasional B-side and compilation since, like The Edge of Christmas and Rhino’s Punk Rock Xmas, which notes its version is from the UK single. It’s fairly self-explanatory; look at the beauty of the season, why can’t we stop fighting, and so on. Writer (the late, great) Joey Ramone dedicates it to his girlfriend.
The video is a classic late 80s cheesy wonder.