We Just Go Nuts At Christmastime
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|song name||We Just Go Nuts at Christmastime|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Unreleased, Dial-A-Song, The Frank O' Toole Show, Power Of Dial-A-Song, Free When You Call From Work|
|first played||December 31, 1987 (1 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- The song's title echoes the 1949 novelty song I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas.
- Some lyrics are borrowed from Tammy Wynette's country hit D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
- John Flansburgh spoke of the song in a 2001 interview with Seattle Weekly:
There's another song in our history that runs parallel to "Feast Of Lights" called "We Just Go Nuts at Christmastime" that John Linnell has decided to suppress, but which I feel is an extremely strong piece of material. It's all about the dread of trying to hang with your family for an extended period of time, which is about as universal an issue as you'll find. That's the tough part of the holidays: not arguing with your relations.
- From 1987 to 1993, it was tradition for Dial-A-Song to play this song on Christmas Day.
- The recording played on the Frank O'Toole Show is musically identical to that which featured on Dial-A-Song, but it includes a different spoken word bridge. O'Toole also traditionally played this song around the holiday season on his radio shows.
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