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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