A true story: My daughter, like most good children, is a fan of legendary singer/songwriter/actor/nasal spray enthusiast Alfred Matthew Yankovic, although it’s more for UHF and The Weird Al Show than for his music. Last year, I introduced her to both of Al’s Christmas songs, only to have her recoil in horror both times, thoroughly upset by the songs’ rather un-jolly subject matter. She still refuses to listen to either again. Weird Al has scarred her for life.
As for me, I can’t imagine a December without ’em.
P.S.: If you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping, Al knows where you can find the perfect gift.