Christmas Songs That Are Cooler Than the Same Old Dreck

[My column from today’s edition of the Metro papers. -AC]

There are better choices than Winter Wonderland. Let us help you find a few for the season. 

Chances are your city has at least one radio station that flipped to an all-Christmas format last month. This is a HUGE ratings-getter, especially for those stations that get played in offices and workplaces. 

But how many times can a person hear Jose Feliciano sing Feliz Navidad before insanity creeps in? And please, let’s not hear any talk of season music from Justin Bieber or Susan Boyle.

So what is a rock fan supposed to do when it comes to Yuletide music?  I’m glad you asked.

Read the rest here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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