The Definitive Top 20 Christmas Songs

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  1. Dominick The Donkey – Hey! You don’t like this song?  My Uncle Tony’s gonna come over and have a chat wit you about that.  Eee Aww Eee Aww
  2. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Only Zoey Deschanel can make a date rapey song so damn loveable.
  3. All I want For Christmas is You  You can call it a guilty pleasure, but I feel no guilt.  All I want for Christmas is more Mariah
  4. You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch – This song doesn’t stink stank stunk… also look up the rock version.  You won’t be disappointed.
  5. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree – I fully intend to rock around a Christmas tree or two so any song encouraging my reckless behavior is tops in my book.
  6. Jingle Bell Rock – Sometimes you got to give Christmas a little edge amidst all the holly jolly.
  7. 12 Pains of Christmas – Fine! You’re so good at lists.. You STRING UP THE LIST.
  8. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas – Hippopotamusses love me too!
  9. Jingle Bells – I can still remember the first time I discovered that Batman smelled and the Joker got away… childhood is magical
  10. Christmas Is All Around Us – Kids, don’t buy drugs – become a rock star and get them for free like me.  Now that’s a lesson for the season.
  11. Carol of the Bells – Don’t even talk to me unless the Trans Siberian Orchestra is rocking it out.
  12. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  13. Oh Holy Night   Don’t pretend you don’t belt this our every time you hear it.  Also if you are 30 or younger I bet you hear Cartman’s version in your head.
  14. Feliz Navidad – C’mon Baxter you know I don’t speak Spanish!
  15. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – an endearing tale of overcoming your critics and maximizing your talent to save the day.  A true American marketing story… I might be a little jaded.
  16. Frosty The Snowman – this song is pure nonsense… but it gets bonus points for merriment and ease of remembering.
  17. Silver Bells – Silver Balls
  18. Deck the Halls – Falalalalalalalalala no song has done more with less.  Except for maybe Dropkick’s Shipping Up To Boston.
  19. White Christmas – First, I am not dreaming of such things because that means I’ve got to shovel.  Second… isn’t this song a tad racist?
  20. Christmas Shoes – If I wanted to be caught off guard and burst into tears in the car I’d put some more Mariah on.
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Dodge The Competition and Dart to the Front of the Line

All I can say is WOW… well, wow and all it’s synonyms.  The Dodge Dart ad is not only the best car ad I have ever seen, but probably the best ad this year.  Suck it crappy Super Bowl Ads.

In their new ad Dodge shows an inspirational and idealist approach to product development.  As someone who works in the field, this is how you want to do things, but most of the time you don’t get to ‘kick out the committees.’ So you end up with compromise, and the consumer looses.  That’s why this story is so inspirational.  SCREW compromise we’re going to give you what you really want and we’re putting blood sweat and tears into it.

This is exactly what the market needs to hear and see.  We’ve been sold to; lied to; let down; and disillusioned by companies lately – especially automotive.  Dodge is telling us what we want to believe.  There are real people working on these cars and working real hard, but even more than that – they get it!

From the first Kanye/Jay Z beat drop, through the comic stacatto story telling, to the punch line finish, you can’t help but be engrossed in this ad.  It’s about a minute and a half (3X a normal ad) and it makes me want to watch, want to share, and more importantly interested in what they have to say.  If you give them credit for nothing else, at least it isnt 30 seconds of cars driving on windy roads with some random text on the screen.  Bravo Dodge!

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