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Tag Archives: Adam Sandler

Pop Culture Reflection: Less Overplayed Christmas Songs

11 Dec
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Sharing my favorite Christmas ornament and song lyric

Christmas songs become inescapable from hearing all day in December whether it’s blasting from the radio at the workplace or in malls and department stores.

During my holiday shopping I enjoy when I can hear the less overplayed gems such as: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan,  So This is Christmas by John Lennon,  Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby and The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler.

I still have my favorite’s in the classic Christmas hits even though I know I’m going to hear the songs cycle through the radio five times throughout the day like: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee, Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano and The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole.

An article from Yahoo Music this week featured the top 20 most downloaded Christmas songs and it was an interesting list with the number one being,  All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey.

Despite what gets overplayed, I like listening to the Christmas classics and the updated versions  because it gets me into the holiday mood.

Here is a link from RoadCaptinEntertain’s You Tube channel for my favorite traditional Christmas song.

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Pop Culture Reflection: Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song

27 Nov

My nostalgic mood for reflecting on 1994 has focused on my holiday music favorite,  Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song.

I remember when I first watched him perform it on Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 1994 and laughing at all of his clever list of jewish celebrities.

The song is close to being 20 years old and I love how it has grown into this holiday tradition.

Of course I like his other comedic songs and more appropriate this week would be his Thanksgiving song. But I think the Chanukah Song has become his best well-known holiday favorite.

I also enjoy how Sandler has added lines and made revisions to his celebrity list throughout the years.

I always look forward to hearing what he has added and this year he added that its Thanksgivukkah, which is referencing how Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah are on the same day.

According to an article in Miami Herald the two holidays will not occur on the same day again for more than 70,000 years.

I have linked a live version from Happy Madison You Tube channel of Sandler’s holiday hit.