December Dilemma: You Have “Wonderful Christmastime” Stuck in Your Head

So you may remember that at this time last year, McCartney’s famous Wings’ Christmas classic tune took a beating.  This year seems no different. 

It looks like one writer is having a bit of fun at Paul’s expense.  Personally, I embrace the song, and sing as much of it as I can, much to my wife’s dismay.  I have been known to turn it up on the car when it comes on.  Sometimes, even when it is not the holiday season I have been known to break out into a rendition of Wonderful Christmastime.  Usually, it happens when I am doing the dishes.  I don’t quite know why…

While we’re talking about this song, we thought we’d post the video to get us in the holiday spirit as well!

Paul McCartney and Wings – Wonderful Christmastime

  • How do you cope with hearing this track? 
    Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Here’s what we’ve read.

1. Like your girlfriend’s best friend, the more you push away a song, the more likely it is to come back and demand your attention. So don’t push it away — sing it all the way through and welcome it.

2. If that doesn’t work, try changing the lyrics or slowing down the tempo. Play around with the song until it loses its shape and power.

3. Or engage with other things. Notice your footsteps on the street. Notice the colors in the holiday decorations. If the song comes back, let it do whatever it’s doing, and then refocus on what’s really occupying your attention.

Source: Esquire


3 Responses

  1. I don’t mind it. It’s better than hearing dogs barking Christmas tunes.

  2. “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John & Yoko is probably my all-time fave Christmas song. I also love “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” by George. I really dig “Wonderful Christmastime” as well. It’s actually, supposedly, one of the 25 most popular seasonal songs ever…I think it gets slagged because it is a hard to get out of your head tune, and it’s cheerfulness probably gets on the nerves of a lot of seasonal Scrooges. Blessings

  3. I love it better than the clever (if naive) “War Is Over” song if only because of the positive vibe it leaves. Even 2-year olds are going around the mall singing it when it comes on the speakers.

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