Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin ran away

White Trash Christmas Bankrupts

What are the odds on my getting a Christmas song on 9th December? Maybe it was entered on 8th December.
At first this song, with its sparse sensitivity, seems like schmultz, a bit Disney, but then you hear the 'white trash Christmas' line you're thinking again. Surely some irony, always welcome in the 'Bah! Humbug!' contingent.
Not sure if our man's sympathetic to or scathing of white trash; they can't help it after all.
A bit of half-hearted crooning in the latter part drifts toward seriousness, and the general tone is light and free. Really it's all about the lyrics, the rest is festive background music, which is not to say that wasn't a good choice. The minimalist accompaniment I guess leaves no room for mixing errors, that we might miss a word or two.
Not sure what this song achieved for me, not a larf-out-loud thing but not a groan. Possibly it's a grower, like the Python song that's too dry for a teenager but more appreciated in middle age.


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