A Holiday Season Challenge

Posted on November 9, 2011 by Jeff

The Holiday Season is upon us. It’s the season of giving, family and the warmth of the fire. Some people are already beginning to play Christmas Music which means it’s also the season of some really really bad Christmas songs.

I’ve written about this before, but there are some really bad, annoying songs that come around this time of year. Some of these songs include:

Pat a Pan

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time

I wander and I wonder (or is it ‘I wonder and I wander’)

Rockin around the Christmas Tree.

The Little Drummer Boy

All I want for Christmas is You

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

 

There have even been some recent songs that are rapidly climbing the charts such as: “The Christmas Shoes”

And the newest entry into the terrible Christmas Song genre: “Where’s the Line to See Jesus?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OExXItDyWEY

Links to this song are already appearing of Facebook Pages as a good reminder for what the season is all about. And I agree that a part of the Christmas season is some really bad, terrible song writing.

So, in keeping with the season, Fourth Floor ministries is issuing a challenge to all the creative musical types out there:

Write the worst Christmas Song Ever.

To enter, you’ll have to write and perform a terrible original Christmas song on video and link it to our Fourth Floor Ministries Facebook page. Or you can link it to either my (Jeff Kerr) or Kristie Kerr’s Facebook page. We’ll also put some of the videos on our website at Fourthfloor.org.

Plus, we will work out some sort of voting system and have a grand champion that will be announced on Christmas Eve. And there will be a prize, and perhaps a trophy of some sort. Perhaps someone could donate some studio time and we could make a real recording of the worst Christmas song and release it.

NOW, some stipulations:

1-    the song doesn’t have to be full length. A verse and a chorus would be fine. Or even just a chorus.

2-    we are trying to avoid any thing really sacrilegious. I think we should avoid making fun of Jesus. Everything / Everyone else is fair game.

I think that about covers it.

Let’s make this the best Christmas ever for terrible songs.

Happy Holidays.