Christmas songs and the CFL team they represent

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It’s that time of year. No, not when the words falls in love, but for when I compare CFL teams or players to something ridiculous, and with it being Christmas, I thought a fun one to do would be finding a Christmas song for each CFL team.

I love Christmas music; you will even find me rocking some Christmas tunes in the dead of summer, I love them so much. So I think I am well equipped to handle this monumental task of finding a Christmas song for each CFL team. Let’s get started!

B.C. Lions: Nuttin’ For Christmas

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dfzU2S4L9M&w=560&h=315]

The Lions were bad in 2017 and because of that they ain’t gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas.

Calgary Stampeders: Silver Bells

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty9qvNkdNG8&w=560&h=315]

What better song to represent the habitual runners-up than one about silver.

Edmonton Eskimos: Christmas Canon

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfHQ8CMZHMA&w=560&h=315]

The song has very few words, but “the joy that he brings” could describe how Eskimos fans feel about Mike Reilly.

Saskatchewan Roughriders: Dominic the Donkey

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUZXdueWUGk&w=560&h=315]

This is a song that I hate that I kinda like. It is awful, but weirdly endearing. Kinda like the Roughriders themselves.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Elvis’ Blue Christmas

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riqLRLL45ck&w=560&h=315]

With the Bombers’ Grey Cup drought extending at least another year, it is unfortunately another blue Christmas for fans of the team.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats: Darlene Love’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8x7H3DD8Y&w=560&h=315]

They’re my favourite team and this is, without doubt, my favourite Christmas song. Also, fans of the team have been hoping for Baby (the Grey Cup) to come home for far too long.

Toronto Argonauts: Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADbJLo4x-tk&w=560&h=315]

A great mashup before the word mashup existed. The Argos took the best of the old (basically a bunch of ex-Alouettes stars, including their GM and coach) and mixed it with some new (Declan Cross, James Wilder, Jr., DeVier Posey) and created a classic.

Ottawa Redblacks: DMX’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIQPmdPR7cI&w=560&h=315]

This version of the song is not for everyone, some will find it incredible while others will find it obnoxious. That basically sums up my feelings on the Redblacks.

Montreal Alouettes: Christmas Shoes

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJcPVB-we7g&w=560&h=315]

The worst-run team in the CFL gets the absolute worst Christmas song ever created. If you like this track, there is something extremely wrong with you. It is awful and so are the Als.

BONUS: Halifax expansion team: Adele’s non-existent Christmas song

We all want that tenth team in the Maritimes, right? It would be great. You know what else would be great? An Adele Christmas song/album. We don’t have either… yet… but hopefully we will some day soon.

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Josh Smith

Josh has been writing about the Ticats and the CFL since 2010 and was sporting his beard way before it was cool. Will be long after, too.

By Josh Smith

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