Christmas songs and the CFL team they represent

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

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

Calgary Stampeders: Silver Bells

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

Edmonton Eskimos: Christmas Canon

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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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13 Comments on Christmas songs and the CFL team they represent

  1. Hey Josh – strange that your least favourite Christmas song is my favourite as to me it epitomizes the giving spirit for this time of year no matter how sad the song is – Merry Christmas anyways!

  2. Well I can’t get back the time I wasted reading this. So let me add to it. There is a song that matches the author of this article. It is a legitimate song and it can be heard on you tube. It called The Idiot Song. Honestly! Listen to it and tell me if it isn’t a perfect match.

    • It matches you perfectly that’s for sure
      Merry Christmas

      • Kwitcherbitchin // December 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm //

        No kidding. Someone does not like a story, need to read the WHOLE thing to find out they do not like it, whines about wasting their time, so their solution…Waste even more by leaving a comment. Why am I thinking of pots and kettles right now???

  3. Fantastic article.
    Loved it.
    Merry Christmas Josh.

  4. Santa wears red // December 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm //

    Bad year ahead for riders and their fans

  5. Geez Santa – your sled hasn’t even landed yet !!

  6. great article and as an ALS fan great way to finish a lowsey song. Nice touch with a future Adele song. Cheers Josh

  7. Silver Bells? LOL…nailed it!

  8. justforkicks // December 26, 2017 at 12:37 am //

    Hate to say it but that Sask song . . . Well there’s this poster from another team . . . . ..
    Merry Christmas !!! And to everyone else that reads and or posts here!

  9. Jeremiah was a Bullfrog // December 26, 2017 at 11:05 am //

    Dan’s throwing crap at the window again trying to see what sticks. Looks like it bounced back and landed all over him.
    Why are you throwing daggers Dan when the dude didn’t mention you at all. Are you the big bad protector of Josh.
    This was a stupid article.

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