I can safely say that until about a month ago I had never heard of the band Bowling for Soup, but suddenly I've heard about them from a couple of sources, which for me - in my "so not hip to the music scene" zone - is a LOT. (It might also mean that BfS is not cool. I find I'm OK with that possibility.)
In catching up with my blog reading, I found Him Up North's Musical Advent from Dec 11, which features this frankly awesome Mariah Carey song All I Want for Christmas by Bowling for Soup. This is a tune that unites the generations in our family. My daughter knows the words, I've watched the end of "Love Actually" just to see the performance of it (along with the scene when Emma unwraps the Joni Mitchell CD - watch it here in dubbed Italian!). It's even been known to set my husband's toe tapping.
I love that Mariah writes her own material and I love that Bowling for Soup totally rocks this song. What the hell - it's Christmas and I'm in a good mood!