Sunday, December 14, 2014

A spirited defense of Macca

It's time I wade in on this controversy and take an unpopular stand: I enjoy "Wonderful Christmastime." There. I said it. Yes, there's a big dollop of holiday fromage topping it, but you folks are just judging it against his other output. Sure, it's no "Hey Jude" or "Let It Be," but he's written worse songs, for Pete Best's sake. Any artist with his extensive body of work is going to produce songs of varying quality. And yes, John Lennon's Christmas song is better, but that guy was also behind "Revolution No. 9" a.k.a. The Worst Beatles "Song" Ever. Does that invalidate the rest of that hippie's songbook? It's not like Paul wrote "Christmas Shoes." Haters gonna hate, I guess.

And if it's good enough for De La Soul to sample, it's good enough for me.

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