Saturday, December 17, 2005

and the winner for "Best Christmas Song" is ...

"Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk,
At our Christmas party.
We were drinking champagne punch and homemade eggnog..."


The opening lines to Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christmas from the Family" revive fond holiday memories for many of our readers who have voted the tune "Best Christmas Song" in Banjo's Mini Poll.

This may strike some as blasphemous as Christmas ostensibly is a celebration of the birth of Jesus H. Christ; we prefer to think it shows our readers have a well-developed sense of humor, not that they are secular nihilists.

Yes, there is a lot of drinking going on at Christmas time. Just take it easy, people. Don't overdo it. And if you do accidentally overindulge, whatever you do, stay away from the telephone. And out of the front yard. Cause we assume you live in a decent neighborhood.

Here are the Christmas song poll numbers:

Merry Christmas From The Family 25%
Silent Night 19%
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 11%
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer 10%
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year 10%
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 9%
You Ain't Gettin' Shit for Christmas 7%
Go Tell It On The Mountain 4%
Please Come Home For Christmas 4%
We Wish You A Merry Christmas 1%
(91 votes were cast)


Our new poll is self-explanatory.

1 comment:

Ghost of Bob Eckhardt said...

Dang it, Banjo, you ignored me last time, so once again a shame you did'nt include what should be The Texas Open Beach Law theme song. A lot of us will be hitting the Riviera this break, hanging the jalepeno lights, rolling out the carpet grass.

OK, laugh it off, but sooner or later Mouth of the San Bernard to San Luis Pass will be next.

REDNECK RIVIERA by Bradley P. Nunn

Outside Aransas Pass,
East of Corpus Christi,
You won't find it on a map,
In between the condos,
Those million dollar homes,
There's a camp ground on the ocean,
Where all the real people go.

On the Redneck Riviera,
Welcome to the promised land,
I hitched a trailer to the pickup,
With a cold one in my hand,
I don't need no fancy highrise,
I'm living off the land,
I got all I'll ever need,
Got my family here with me,
My castle's in the sand.

Roll out the carpet grass,
Roll the awning down for shade,
String up those jalepeno Christmas lights,
Our new home is looking great,
Pull in the ice chest and the lawn chairs,
Put on shades and sunscreen too,
Stake out a little piece of real estate,
No monthly payments,
Lord what a view.

On the Redneck Riviera,
Welcome to the promised land,
I hitched a trailer to the pickup,
With a cold one in my hand,
I don't need no fancy highrise,
I'm living off the land,
I got all I'll ever need,
Got my family here with me,
My castle's in the sand.

Campfire biscuits for breakfast,
Tonight we'll BBQ,
Play all day on the beaches,
Like all the rich folks do,
Tonight we're fishing on the jetty,
Counting stars until the dawn,
Grab that fishing pole tighter, son,
I think you got a big one on.

On the Redneck Riviera,
Welcome to the promised land,
I hitched a trailer to the pickup,
With a cold one in my hand,
I don't need no fancy highrise,
I'm living off the land,
I got all I'll ever need,
Got my family here with me,
My castle's in the sand.