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Father & Son Dueling Christmas Songs – Steve Shook & Dan Shook – VIDEOS

Steve & Dan Shook
Written by Brian Tarcy

ORLEANS – Christmas, of course, is all about family.

Sometimes, the holiday can include spirited discussions. So in the spirit of spirited discussions, we present these two opposing editorial viewpoints on Christmas from one very musical family.

In families, there are bound to be different perspectives and spirited discussions on many things, including the holiday.

Some folks like Christmas:


While others think this is no time for fun:


At last year’s Christmas Cavalcade For The Homeless, Steve Shook and the Elftones, created the now-classic Christmas song, “This is No Time For Fun, (This Is Christmas)”.

As soon as we heard it, we thought that, despite the lyrics, Christmas with the Shook family sounds like crazy fun.

Well, it turns out the Shook’s son, Dan of the band, The Flakes, thinks that Christmas is, in fact, a good time for fun.

As a direct response to his father’s song from last year, Dan Shook renamed his band the Snowflakes for one night and wrote this song, “Dear Christmas, I Like You.”

Enjoy both videos. We hope your family has the same kind of spirited debate as these two talented musicians: father and son at Christmas.

About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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