Miss Music Nerd’s Musical Advent Calendar, Day 21!

Advent Day 21

Day 21: Paul McCartney, “Wonderful Christmas Time”

Well, everyone has their musical guilty pleasures, and here’s one of mine!

I realize that this in one of the Christmas songs that people love to hate, and I understand It’s not profound, it’s not historically important. Oh, and don’t read the lyrics; they are vapid. But it’s catchy and fun and I love the groovy analog synthesizer sound (a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synth, to be exact).

Paul McCartney is such a legendary songwriter that the critical reaction to his less than stellar efforts can be exaggerated. More than one critic has classed it as one of his worst. All I can say is, they must never have heard Vanilla Sky — oy!

Oh, and then there’s this little gem, which I once had as my outgoing phone message, until even I got embarrassed:

p.s. I heard this cover on a store sound system tonight, and it’s equally silly yet fun:


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