...and saw I was still gloating about RATM making the top spot. And so I put KITN on and I pulled the headphones out so he could hear it (he's more of a Beethoven man, so he hadn't heard it). Not his thing, of course, but then, interestingly, after dissing the song as "not terribly festive", he then started sounding off about how he was pissed off that we never get an interesting song for Christmas number one these days, and how he missed those days. And of course, I then pointed out that that was exactly the point.
I think I may have convinced him, although I don't think RATM will ever be *quite* to his taste.