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Do they know it’s Christmas (and that it’s not a happy song)?

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid is my second favorite modern Christmas song on the planet (second only to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” which is pop perfection).

Last week, the TV show “Glee” brought their own spin to it and they certainly made it their own. How? Well, they smiled through it. It was the most upbeat, inappropriately happy rendition of such a serious song about poverty in Ethiopia.

I’m not sure why anyone thought it would be okay to skip and bop mindlessly while singing lyrics like “And there won’t be snow in Africa this christmas time / The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life / Where nothing ever grows / No rain or rivers flow / Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?”

Oh, Glee. I still love you. But next Christmas, stick with “My Only Wish” by Britney Spears.

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Posted on 20, December 2011, in Music and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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