Dead Mommy – The Worst Christmas Song – Ever!

Now that the Christmas season is in high gear – we are surrounded by holiday music. Its everywhere – on the radio, in the stores, in the offices, just everywhere. Now I love most Christmas music. I’d play it all the time if it wasn’t for those party poopers the Ho Ho Homies bitchen and moaning all the time.

But I have to point out the worst, most horrible, the most treacle Christmas song ever forced upon the human ear. The other day I had just finished too much Christmas shopping and had just gotten in car and turned on the radio. And there it was – the most obscene, the most vile Christmas song of them all. Its what I have come to call – the Dead Mommy song. I honestly don’t know the name because I turn the channel every time it comes on. But the song is about some poor kid who is buying shoes for his dying mother and doesn’t have enough money to pay for them!?!?! And momma needs these new shoes because she’s “gonna meet Jesus tonight“!? Just so absurd. And bizarre. And it seems to be sung by some male country singer. How did this ever become a holiday standard? I mean last year it was played so much I swore I would never to listen to it again. Luckily I have lots of good Christmas and holiday music to play all day long and never think about this mess again.

Just dreadful.



13 Responses to “Dead Mommy – The Worst Christmas Song – Ever!”

  1. Anon Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNsvE33pRSw

  2. louiev Says:

    And now there’s a video too! Its not enough I want to shove pencils in my ears to kill the pain. Now I have to poke myself in the eyes too!?

    Even with the video the song still sucks! And I used to respect Rob Lowe. Yeech!

  3. Tanya Says:

    I think maybe you guys should stop a moment and really think about the song. The song is based on a book ‘The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere’ which was then turned into a CBS television movie. There is definitely a moral behind the story. I have two young children and each Christmas we read the book together as a reminder of the true value of life.
    Robert Layton is a workaholic attorney trapped in his climb up the corporate ladder. Enticed by the material things his efforts provide, Robert yearns for more and more: a bigger house, a newer Mercedes and his rightful stripes as law firm partner. But Robert doesn’t realize that his most precious possessions are his wife and daughter until he crosses paths with a little boy on Christmas Eve and an everyday miracle changes him forever.
    Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they’re gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe….

    Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Even brings Robert and Nathan together-he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. The Christmas Shoes is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.
    Unfortunately, life does involve death, and sometimes it is during the Christmas season. Some children unfortunately have to deal with the loss of a loved one during this special time that we call Christmas. And it’s all nice and dandy to think that Christmas is supposed to be a joyful and happy moment but it is not the case for all.

    Two other songs that bring us back to the reality of the life of certain children are :

    Garth Brooks – The Gift (a song about a little orphan girl who has nothing but yet sacrifices her last penny shelter a hurt little bird which she then offers to Jesus during Christmas service at church.)

    Red Sovine – Billy’s Christmas Wish (a song about a little boy who’s daddy is in prison for killing his mom’s boyfriend. His mother works in a bar and lives with a certain Mr. Brown who is an alcoholic. The child is neglected, has never received a x-mas gift, is hungry, not dressed, and believes he’s a bad boy because that is what Mr. Brown makes him believe. This child goes to see Santa and as a Christmas gift he asks to drive up to heaven to go live with God)

    Unfortunately this is the life for some children. So maybe instead of criticizing these touching and heart-warming songs you should take the time to thank the Lord for the life you have and take a few minutes to pray for those whose lives are not really a life but a question of survival and continuous battle.

    Wishing you the best of holidays.
    Tanya

  4. Mark Says:

    I just want to point out that I’ve not heard all of the lyrics and I’ve only just heard the song, BUT. With out knowing the full back story it’s still a really bad song. I don’t see why poeple must point out the bad in life to show the good.

  5. Tanya Says:

    I’ll tell you why people must point out the bad in life to show the good :
    Because in our day and age people have become selfish, greedy and egotistical. We very much live in a society where ‘It’s all about ME’.
    Busy and stressed out by work, heavy schedules, children, our spouses, money problems etc…. we tend to forget the little things.
    Many are self-centered on their own problems that they seem to forget that there are others out there who have it way worse than themselves. Somtimes coming to reality and seeing the anguish of others it allows us to see that we’re not that bad off after all.
    I’ve raised my children by teaching them to put theirselves in others shoes, to be compassionate, to look at life on the bright side and to realize that no matter how great their problems may be there are always others who have it way worse and in more important ways.
    Unfortunately some people need to see the bad in life to be able to see how fortunate they are ;-))

    Happy Holidays Mark

    Tanya

  6. Mark Says:

    So true, but that is an issue with parenting. I still perfer to look at the good, while also acknowledging the bad. “You can turn the other cheek, just don’t turn the other way.”

    Happy Holidays Tanya.

  7. Tanya Says:

    Thanks take care Mark :)

  8. The Grinch Says:

    Tanya, get a life. That is the most horrific, horrible song for Christmas that has ever, ever been produced. It should not be played, performed nor recorded by anyone with a voice. There’s a time and a place for everything and if you want to teach your children a lesson then take them to a local shelter or food bank and introduce them to the people of less fortune that exist rather than extolling the virtues of some damn kid who wants to buy his dead mother shoes to meet Jesus in. Give me a friggin’ break. I’ll take Rudolph, Here Comes Santa, I Saw Mommy, etc. anyday of some pathetic verse of schmaltzy crud. I can feel the Christmas party grinding to a halt and everyone leaving once that sappy, soporiphic piece of cr*p. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  9. Tricia Says:

    I just wanted to say i love this song it shows us that not everyone can get what they want and not everyone is happy during the holidays

  10. Denise Says:

    I had to laugh when I read the looooong description of the song, meant to make haters of the song feel like vile, selfish, loveless little demons. I HATE THE SONG. Just because someone makes up a sentimental story with a moral doesn’t mean I have to like it, and it certainly doesn’t mean I have to like the treacly song written for it. And guess what? I’m a nice person who has volunteered over the holidays, donated to charity, loves her family and stays on this side of the law. AND I STILL HATE THAT SONG.

  11. coltsfaninnv Says:

    You know its amazing the passion on this page both pro and con. I hope to goodness sake you all put this much passion into your communities. Because at anytime, anywhere you could find your on children in a similar sitauation through no fault of their own or maybe even yours. So when you drive through a down trottened area and see a child wearing tattered and torn clothes, don’t any one of you drive away and go oh I’ve already done my part. Our part never ends as long as we have something to give. That little boy depicted in the song thought not of himself but of someone else which is true of both songs. What makes me happiest is that if the song is so popular that you can’t get away from hearing it the magority of the population must not agree with you that hate it. And believe nobody is paying anyone to play songs that were recorded some sixty years ago.

    Merry Christmas Everyone

  12. coltsfaninnv Says:

    My apologies I thought this was a rewite of an old song I thought I had hear before. My sentiments are still the same. Apply the same passion in our everyday lives for the betterment of all our lives rather than just our own and then this world will never fail and maybe one day no one else will have to right a song like this. The worst thing we can do is do nothing at all. So if the song bothers you this much everytime you have the ability reach out and turn it off at least you’ll be doing something positive for self which will lead you to be in a good mood and maybe do something postive for someone else.

  13. Raymond Says:

    tanya you said it all i lost my five year old son in a drowning incident over ten years ago and in all holidays especialy christmas i think of him and how he would have grown up,i have since than have had other children a little boy and girl my boy has epilepsy and his life is hard for him but me and my wife do all we can to love and protect him life is shorter than you think and it can be taken away at anytime,sometimes some peaple come into your life for a very short time and it is sometimes to show you,i would do anything to bring my son back,sell my soul or anything because i still think of him everyday cherish your kids each and everyday because you dont know what is going to happen your life can change for good or bad within a split second,,

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