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“I hate this song,” Frank Sinatra would often remark from the stage, introducing “My Way,” “I’ve had it up to here with this goddamned song.” He had a point. Though Sinatra lived large, the egomania of “My Way” never sat well, and one can only imagine how his constant denigration of the song affected its writer, Paul Anka
. Of course, Sinatra also loudly hated the type of early moon-faced teen-idol pop Anka trafficked in, such as “Puppy Love,” “Put Your Head on my Shoulder” and “Lonely Boy,” so maybe the public bashing wasn’t such a surprise. Last year, Anka made headlines after Michael Jackson’s death when he threatened to sue the Jackson family over the writing credits of a leftover song the two had co-written, and this year, he brings his warm holiday cheer in a show called “Christmas, My Way” to town on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $45–$99. 707.546.3600.