Nouse’s Musical Advent Calendar: Day 19

Can a punk band really make a Christmas song? finds out as we continue our countdown

Photo: Dan, Carol-Anne, Kathryn and Hannah Rous

Photo: Dan, Carol-Anne, Kathryn and Hannah Rous

The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)

Not altogether surprisingly, this Ramones track constitutes the first punk installation on Nouse’s musical advent calendar. You may be dubious at first, but in actual fact, this rendition embraces all the instantly recognisable features of a classic festive anthem. Admittedly, hearing Joey Ramone slur the phrase “sugar-plum fairies” is a little jarring. On the other hand, the element of novelty is enough to justify a listen.
Some might hail Joey’s yuletide efforts as brave, others may condemn him with sweeping laments of commercialism. Personally, I don’t believe there’s any reason why a punk fan shouldn’t be encouraged to celebrate Christmas as wholeheartedly as any other genre disciple; since a significant portion of their year is spent in pits of anti-establishment despair, it seems as though The Ramones could benefit from some festive cheer.

I salute the band for breaking their schedule of “fighting” and “breaking each other’s hearts” for the duration of the Christmas period. All considered, perhaps this song demonstrates the truly all-encompassing nature of Christmas cheer.

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