Least Favorite Christmas Songs

Believe it or not, I incorporate lyrics of holiday tunes that grate on me, because I know they are popular.

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We can’t get around Feliz Navidad during the holiday season. I enjoyed it the first time I heard it, but now it seems to be everywhere.

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My younger brother is an established drummer in the Netherlands, so when I made his ornament last year Little Drummer Boy was appropriate.

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I looked for a metal version and found a score by August Burns Red.

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They’re an interesting band, and I like the rendition more than other covers.

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It’s grown on me now, but Johann Sebastian Bach’s Weihnachts Oratorium was overplayed at home when I was a child.

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Still, with early music aficionados in the family, this one became an angel as well.

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When I make Christmas song ornaments the music is in my head the whole time.

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Tissue paper colors inspire me as well.

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So you’ll definitely be able to tell the favorites from the less favorite tunes by the amount of ornaments I have with each carol.

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It’s a good thing I don’t get tired of Frosty the Snowman or White Christmas.

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I used to buy a new holiday album every year, but I skipped it last year.

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I’ll have to see if a soundtrack or artist captivates me with their renditions.

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What holiday songs do you wish we didn’t have to listen to all the time this season? (My face with the Chipmunks below).

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Come see my collection a See Jane Sparkle’s Pop-up Bazaar!

It’s custom order time!

’Tis the season to place orders, falalalalaa-lala-lala.

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My waxed ornament inventory went from this:

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to this during the Wilder Mansion Holiday Market.

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I am thrilled the angels and frosties are gaining popularity, but for you regulars it means that if you want to gift these to your loved ones, you need to contact me now.

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I’ll be bending and waxing for Small Business Saturday before Thanksgiving.

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After Turkey Fest I will be popping up at a yet-to-be announced location (you’ll like it!) along with replenishing Blue Buddha Boutique stock and preparing for the Bucktown Holiday Market.

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That’s a lot of studio time spent on non-custom orders, so get yourself penciled in while you can!

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I’m printing out a variety of holiday songs and verses that inspire me.

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I’m happy to learn that Love Came Down at Christmas is in the public domain, since I was introduced to it via Jars of Clay. I’ll adorn some angels with that poem by Christina Rossetti.

NewDesigns

Last year a friend had me create birthstone angels and frosties with the name of her grandchild and the year the ornament was gifted. Such a fabulous idea.

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The colors were specified by grandma based on her family’s preferences.

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They also got a note with what each birthstone means.

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I can also incorporate logos into a design.

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My double-heart frosties sell out each year.

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This cutie went to celebrate a young couple’s first married Christmas together.

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Of course you’re not stuck with angels and snowmen. I have plenty of alternate options available too:

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So put your thinking cap on and consider your family’s favorite holiday songs, verses, quotes, colors and aesthetic, and let me know if my ornaments are a match for their tree!

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You can poke around my past posts for additional inspiration.

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Etsy’s inventory updates will be sporadic, so follow me on Facebook to get previews of my latest creations.

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