From the opening tune — a frenetic take on “Jingle Bells” — these songs all provide a new perspective on seasonal themes. You could choose almost any of these for the countdown.
#11: “Deck the Stills” by Barenaked Ladies
The strangest and most wonderful song on the album is “Deck the Stills”:
So wonderful, yet also so short. Let’s have another.
#11 supplement: “Elf’s Lament” by Barenaked Ladies
With all the excitement of Christmas and all the positive images of Santa, we rarely take a moment to consider the little people behind the big man. Yet these poor souls slave through the years, making presents for good girls and boys.
Sure, a few elves have been spotlighted through the years: Hermey in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, with his aspirations to be a dentist; Buddy from Elf; Legolas. But too often the elves toil unacknowledged.
In this song they make their protests heard.
Next on Kooky Christmas: more critique of Santa.