December 9, 2008

London hotel bans Slade Christmas tune

A London hotel has banned the Christmas tune Merry Xmas Everybody by the glam rock band Slade after guests complained it was annoying.

The Holiday Inn in the western part of the city said the 1973 Christmas hit was deleted from the hotel's play list after a large proportion of customers told employees the song was irritating, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

When it became apparent that the Slade hit was not being well received by a large proportion of our guests, we decided the best way to keep everyone's spirits up in the countdown to Christmas was to remove it from the play list, hotel spokeswoman Eleanor Conroy said. It's currently the only song to have been withdrawn by public demand. But if there are any more Christmas turkeys that guests want to ban, we will be listening out for any serious requests.