We may have touched upon Christmas cards last time, but it was the authoring of such. Now let’s deal with Gutenberg’s great grandchildren.
I Greyhound (and others) get together and relive the ’90s with their growly blues rap “Christmas Catalogue Blues.” There was a time when the mailbox at the curb was full of junk, not just your emailbox. This is good stuff.
Captain Sensible, co-founder of UK punk band The Damned, stretched out solo style to hit with a cover of the ’40s tune ‘Happy Talk,’ followed a couple years later with “One Christmas Catalogue.” (Only No. 79 on the Brit charts.) This actually, very gently, criticizes consumerism with sprightly pop music. A Something Awful contributor Adnachiel parodied this at s-l-o-w speed.