The 12 Days of Christmas Songs Worse than LDB: Hall & Oates’s Jingle Bell Rock

Hall & Oates Christmas
Yule be sorry: Daryl, John & guests at the party of the damned

It’s Daryl & John’s rockin’ Christmas party! The duo begin the celebration by bopping woodenly around the room for a spell, and Oates emotes as if his life depended on it—which it very well may have. The pair receive some Yuletide guests, including Minnie Pearl, and turn away other revelers. Then, Baba Booey Oates and an elderly gentleman tussle over a frozen turkey, and Minnie gets a guitar as a gift. Finally, Old St. Nick appears in a puff of smoke, the rejected revelers have now joined the fun, and there’s an impromptu holiday jam session. Christmas in the ’80s was not for the faint of heart, my friends. — Mrs. LDBC

The 12 Days of Christmas Songs Worse than LDB: Up on Santa Claus Mountain

This month, we’re kicking off a brand-spanking-new series here at LDBC Central, just to keep LDBCers’ spirits from flagging during the fearful Season of the Drum: The 12 Days of Christmas Songs Worse than LDB. For our inaugural post, here’s a Christmas tune that’s the aural equivalent of a Thomas Kinkade painting—Lorrie Morgan’s “Up on Santa Claus Mountain.” A mountain I never, ever want to scale, judging by the terrifying description of what goes on there. — Mrs. LDBC