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Old 01-02-2019, 12:51 PM
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Gah, it's going to have to be The First Noel.
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:25 PM
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:33 PM
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There were other songs I liked more, but after that semifinal round I'm just glad to have a choice that has to stand on its own as music rather than coasting on nostalgic goodwill toward TV specials.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:32 PM
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:29 PM
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I thought y'all were alright. I thought y'all were cool but not having the Muppet song win this thing?

I regret everything.
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There were other songs I liked more, but after that semifinal round I'm just glad to have a choice that has to stand on its own as music rather than coasting on nostalgic goodwill toward TV specials.
I was surprised at how little the Muppets and Weird Al stuff resonated with me. I was never a huge fan but thought they were fine in the 90s, but now it just doesn't click. I think it might be what Thraeg is suggesting, the Muppets and Weird Al are usually referencing something external and/or require you to have some other knowledge about the characters to get the humor.

It's hard though, because a lot of those TV specials are linked to very specific very strong holiday memories. Just starting to sing most of those songs will make a lot of my friends and family start singing too, and that's pretty magical! But when the song becomes an in-joke and starts excluding people that becomes a problem.

Which is why I'm going to vote Grinch. Even if you haven't seen the original cartoon, the song is pretty dang self-contained and has some great lyrics and very memorable riffs.

That was a really dang difficult decision though!
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:38 PM
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:01 AM
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:12 PM
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It's tied again, and I was going to wait for another vote to decide it, but you know what? In the spirit of Christmas, for the first time in Thunderdome history, we have two winners! So give it up for You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch and The First Noel. They both deserve it!



Have a great 2019, everyone!
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:28 PM
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What a miracle! Thanks for doing this, I had so much fun listening to all of these.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:05 PM
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Thank you for running this Issun!
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:39 AM
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This was a lot of fun and the result were great. Merry Holidays, everyone! (and you still aren't late for Ukrainian Christmas!)
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:49 AM
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Thanks for running this Issun! Made December that much jollier
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:55 AM
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Just in time for Three Kings Day!

Thanks for running this, Issun. It was a lot of fun.
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