SPIN (2012)

SPIN (December 6, 2012)

Humbug Hit Parade: The 25 Weirdest, Darkest Christmas Songs


#14
SPARKS - "THANK GOD IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS" (1974)

L.A.'s weirdo Mael brothers had just relocated to England when they put out Kimono My House, which made them stars in Blighty. This track's poperatic, proto-goth, prog-glam, piano-cabaret avoidance of seasonal affective disorder is still endearing to those among us who would just as soon jump ahead to January and circumvent all the stress or loneliness. "Caroling kids, a trifle premature," Russell Mael hiccups. "Will the mood allow one dissent?" Sparks disciples Queen, who put out a single called "Thank God It's Christmas" a decade later, maybe thought not. C.E.



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