There's something so wonderfully cheesy about Christmas music.
Some of our favorite holiday tunes contain some downright corny lyrics and themes but we love them in spite of, and maybe even because of, that trite stuff.
We let Christmas music get away with stuff we would never let other kinds of pop music get away with during the other 11 months of the year.
But it's easy to understand why.
A modernized version of "White Christmas" would include something about climate change and Al Gore reference.
"Silver Bells" would almost have to include some reference to the idiot who refused to take his eyes off his iPhone and bumped into you on those "busy sidewalks."
We do a lot of things better these days but I'm not convinced that making Christmas music would be one of them.
The first 50 seconds of today's song, Bruce Springsteen's cover of "Santa Claus is Comin' to You" is perfectly, almost laughably cheesy.
Enjoy and savor it. Two weeks until Christmas Day!