Even before the chatter on the blog, I knew that this song was going to be controversial. It’s a polarizer. Like Sarah Palin or Miley Cyrus or seafood. This song was a phenomenon when it first broke in the late 1990s- a product of the then-new communciation tool , ‘the internet.’
It’s depressing, I admit that. However, my Mom loved it so much that she played it over and over, and so hearing even just a bit of it immediately conjures scenes of our decorated house, the smell of her baking, and the excitement of the season. I can’t control it; Pavlov proved that.
If you never heard it before it became a joke, I respect that. But it has undeniably affected many a Christmas memory. For that reason, it is number 19 on this list.
Christmas Shoes – Newsong