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    Christmas carol peeve

    I FRIGGiN HATE IT when a stupid company takes a classic Christmas carol and changes the words to it to sell their crap.

    The latest (and first of the season) is for the Garmin GPS system.

    Nothing is sacred to anymore.....I do not mind the song playing as background music in the commercial, but it really irks me when they change the lyrics to sell a product!

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    I haven't heard the Garmin jingle - but I already don't like it!


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    I don't like it either.

    The Hyundai "Duh" song is another one: "Holiduh!" Ugh.
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    This is one time of year when I am glad I don't have a TV! (yet)

    And very little family left, so I get to avoid malls. Though going thru them with a Walkman and headphones playing Beethoven might be an idea.

    I think there should be a national TV boycott - Nov 15 to Dec 25 (longer if you don't want to hear about all the Boxing Day sales!)

    Sadly, these bad ads worked - they are REMEMBERED, and so is the brand name.

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    How about us folk who work in retail over Christmas. Our store has been playing freaking Christmas carols since October!!!! By the end of this retail season, I'll need a rubber room (again) complete with padded walls and complete SILENCE!!!!!

    My biggest pet peeve is when they take beautiful Christmas songs and remake them into rap crap. I know it's to each his own, but that's just plain bull.

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    "Five roast beef sandwiches!"

    They played that one so much that I sometimes think those are the real words

    I even hate when celebs put weird trills and slides into Christmas carols... so changing the words drives me up a wall!

    Nothing like making an overly commercialized holiday even more overly commercialized.
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    The one that currently bugs the liver out of me is they took : Joyful Joyful, we adore thee

    and made it into a manwich commercial. UGH!!!

    I can't get: "napkins we unfold before thee" out of my brain!!!

    Can we sue?
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
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    I always thought "The Night Before Christmas" would make a great rap tune...it's got the rhythm. Try this at home!

    At least it's not a carol...yet....
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    Oh I hate that too, Especially that car commercial (Duh, Duh, Duh, Duh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumbirdy
    Oh I hate that too, Especially that car commercial (Duh, Duh, Duh, Duh)
    I hate that one too. I think they are just to Duh-umb to remember the words!!!!
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
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    Gosh, I thought the "DUH" Hyundai ad was a Chicago area thing.

    My current un-favorite is a local caterer...
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    You'll have money left for rent"
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    It appears the Duh ad is quite far reaching, it's here too. Bloody awful!

    These are the days when I don't complain about flipping channels and not watching the commercials. They are so annoying this time of year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by momoffuzzyfaces
    I hate that one too. I think they are just to Duh-umb to remember the words!!!!
    It's not just the song that annoys me, but the freaky people too. The kalideoscope of the one guy's face is just really scary!!!
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    I actually like them, and the "Duh" one is my favourite.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BC_MoM
    I actually like them, and the "Duh" one is my favourite.
    I think it's funny! I love the stupid faces some of the people are making while singin!!
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