While looking through my Christmas music library this afternoon, I thought about how some of these song titles are not only fitting for the holiday season they also seem to sum up this year of financial meltdowns, bailouts, and elections. So here are my top ten Christmas songs that sum up 2008. Feel free to share your own favorite songs in the comments.
- Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day – Save some for vacation, retirement, college, and other emergencies that are bound to happen. Or just go and spend it all the day after Thanksgiving and continue living the American nightmare called out-of-control debt!
- Light a Candle – The politicians all say we need to conserve energy.
- Jingle Bell Rock – What misbehaving kids are getting for Christmas this year! (Rocks are better for the environment than lumps of coal.)
- Away In a Manger – Where people stashed their money when banks started failing.
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas – I’m still recouping from last summers high gas prices.
- Silver Bells – No! Not another precious metals advertisement!
- Silent Night – What you hear when you ask a group of sub-prime lenders “What were you thinking?”
- Here We Come A Caroling… In our private jets and asking for a bailout.
- A Strange Way to Save The World – That’s what we thought about the first bailout. Aww, maybe it will all work out after all?
- All I Want For Christmas is … my 401k back!
- We Three Kings of Orient Are … Making everything in Wal-Mart. (Hint: Made in China)