"Gramma Got Run Over By a Reindeer." Nothing like finding your drunken grandmother dead in the snow on Christmas morning.
I would nominate Paul McCartney's "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime" as the worst song ever. Without even needing to qualify it as "Worst CHRISTMAS Song."
The Voice of the Night
What R3 said. I actually think "The Christmas Shoes" is hilariously campy, so I don't mind it so much.
"Feliz Navidad." How many times do they sing those two words!!!!!
Ay yi yi it's Christmas and I don't know what to do
Ay yi yi it's Christmas and I don't have a gift for you
I can give you ay yi yi
All you need is ay yi yi
Un poquito ay yi yi
On this Christmas night!
That horrible song that goes, "Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away..." is in constant rotation (in more than one version) on the one radio station that every business in my area plays throughout December. It makes me want to punch someone. It's not even a real holiday song. It just happens to use the word 'Christmas.'
It couldn't be less related to the spirit of the season. The singer is spitefully telling the person he is addressing to fuck off and die.
Lou Monte's Dominick the Donkey.
R7, I love the queen saying at the end in a really bad gringo accent: "You don't have anything for me? Nothing? Absolutely nothing? Why not, sonny? I want a gift*! Aww, man!"
*He says "presente," which doesn't mean gift/present in Spanish but "here and now; nowadays"l; the correct term should've been "regalo"
I like McCartney's Christmas song. It is fluffy and frivolous, but that suits the chipper mood of Christmas. And I'd certainly never want to hear it except at Christmas, and not repeated ad nauseam, but hearing it a few times every year is fine. It's part of the canon of modern Christmas music, the older stuff is also good but the WWII generation has been overrepresented in Christmas music.
The Grandma Reindeer thing and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Also hate I'll Be Home for Christmas.
Yet another list of bad Christmas songs:
Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid
I Saw Mommy Kidding Santa Claus by anybody
Sleigh Ride by anybody
Frost the Snowman by anybody
Jingle Bells by anybody
Silver Bells by anybody
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Chrissie Hynde
Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney
Merry Christmas, Darling by the Carpenters
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer by Elmo and Patsy
Anything by the Beach Boys
Anything by Johnny Mathis
Anything by the Phil Spector girl groups
Nuttin' for Christmas by Art Mooney and Barry Gordon
All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) by Spike Jones & His City Slickers
Dominick the Donkey by Lou Monte
Christmas Conga by Cyndi Lauper
Merry Christmas With Love by Clay Aiken
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
Little Saint Nick really drives me crazy. Especially when the background vocals intone the deathless "Christmas comes this time each year."
O Holy Night. The silliest piece of music ever written.
Anything by Taylor Swift.
I second the Paul McCartney song. And please don't forget the Grinch song. Horrible.
"Holy Night. The silliest piece of music ever written."
You must be retarded or something, because "Oh Holy Night" is definitely NOT "the silliest piece of music ever written." You should try listening to "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." No doubt you will consider that a masterpiece.
I could stand listening to any of the above titles. Just try to be a clerk during the Holidays when "Twelve Days of Christmas" comes on.
And sorry, but the Phil Spector Christmas album is the greatest ever.
"And please don't forget the Grinch song. Horrible."
I don't know which "Grinch song" you mean, but actually the songs from the tv special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" are very clever and amusing. I'd rather listen to them than "Merry Xmas, War is Over" or "Do They Know It's Christmas" or "Merry Christmas, Darling" etc., any time.
Agree with R3. In fact, whenever you come up with the worst song ever, you would have to have an entire category devoted to post-Beatles McCartney.
Having said that, Grandma Got Run Over is truly maddening.
Christmas Shoes is the absolute worst. What kind of Christmas song talks about a little kid having to get shoes for his dying mother who is going to see Jesus tonight? And if that's not bad enough, they have that shitty children's choir sing on the last chorus. It's the worst piece of crap I've ever heard and I don't understand how it has received any airplay at all.
I firmly believe that any Christmas song could be redeemed by being performed by the Muppets.
Janis doing "Simply Having" would make me like the song. Beaker's "Christmas Shoes" would probably be quite charming.