Or, Wanna Listen to the Beach Boys?

12/23/2009 12:05 PM |

Kinks are Kool, Konklin, but we needn’t limit our Xmas Rock to them. My favorite Christmas song with a beat? The Beach Boys’ “Santa’s Beard,” because it’s so sad: a little kid goes to meet Santa and instead has his “Santa Claus is an Elaborate Lie” moment, thus ending his childhood as his older brother scrambles to come up with excuses (“uh, he’s just helping Santa Claus”) that, against a backdrop of Brian Wilson standard-issue diminished chords, sounds wholly unconvincing. Anyway:

Unfortunately, the only exclusive clip of this song I could find is set (WTF?) to a Jonas Bros. collage. DID YOU KNOW that the youngest Jonas Brother has diabetes? Like me, Sonya Sotomayor and, apparently, Brittany Murphy, which will be the subject of my next blog post. (Stay posted! Which isn’t mean as a blogging pun, because it would be awful.)