My Favorite Christmas Songs #25

“Christmas at Ground Zero,” ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, 1986

The world was still in the throes of the Cold War in the 1980’s, so this holiday themed apocalyptic tune from the Prince of Parody (dunno if that’s his actual title but it sounds good to me) hits a nerve in addition to being pretty darn funny.  Look for President Ronald Regan about halfway through in the video.  The air raid sirens fading out at the end genuinely creeped me out at a teenager, because fear of someone ‘pushing the button’ and ending the world was still a thing back then.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for reading, and Merry Christmas!

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  1. […] Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles Winter Wonderland – The Eurythmics Little St. Nick – The Beach Boys If It Doesn’t Snow on Christmas – Gene Autry Baby Its Cold Outside – Dean Martin Christmas Vacation – Mavis Staples What Child is this – Liona Boyd White Christmas – The Drifters Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid Santa Claus and His Old Lady – Cheech and Chong There’s Always Tomorrow – Janice Orenstein Feliz Navidid – Jose Feliciano Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town – Bruce Springsteen Last Christmas – Wham! Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon and Yoko Ono Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy – David Bowie and Bing Crosby Someday at Christmas-Stevie Wonder Merry Christmas Darling- Carpenters God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings” Feat. Sarah McLachlan We Need a Little Christmas – Percy Faith Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack – Vince Girauldi Trio Christmas at Ground Zero – Weird Al Yankovic […]

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