Xmas songs no. 4: Weezer – “Christmas Celebration”

Christmas CDWeezer has done a handful of holiday tunes, including the 2008 EP Christmas with Weezer consisting of their takes on eight traditional songs. Before that, though, there was the Christmas CD featuring two originals, “The Christmas Song” and “Christmas Celebration”. Not available for sale, but sent out to radio stations and to members of the band’s fan club for the 2000 holiday season, it was Weezer’s first new music since a hiatus that had followed the poor sales and reception of 1996’s Pinkerton. The back cover promised a “new album in stores Spring 2001”; that would be the green album, which revived interest in the band and catapulted them to a success they haven’t much slowed down from since.

Christmas celebration
And all around the nation
Won’t you stay with me tonight?
‘Cause I’m running out of fight
And the pageantry is such a bore

Carolers are singing
Registers ka-chinging
And the presents are in place
But I’d rather eat some mace
‘Cause the eggnog always makes me sick

You know how the story goes, you’ve seen it all before
That man is so obese that he can’t get out the door

Christmas to perfection
I’m begging for some action
And the ringing in my ears
Is the sound of Christmas cheer
‘Cause they’ve knocked me screaming overboard

The pageantry is such a bore


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