Christmas Songs That Must Die


Love it or hate it, the Christmas season is here. So in an effort to ease us through, and hopefully with a bit of good cheer, I thought I’d ask…

What Christmas song do you hate?

Which one makes you gag or have mild convulsions or start to rant and rave?

I’ll go first.

“Wonderful Christmas Time” by Paul McCartney.

I love the Beatles. I totally respect McCartney’s songwriting skills, but THIS goop brings out the Scrooge in me.

Why? Because it’s aural Cheez Whiz dripping with synth sounds found on Santa’s Naughty List. Because the trite melody makes me want to drown McCartney in Christmas booze. Because the production sounds like he recorded it on a Tascam cassette recorder.

There! I feel better!

So how about you? Which one (or ones!) make you want to strangle Santa or kick away Tiny Tim’s crutch?

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J.E. Lowder

I've played bass for Shania Twain, had a black rhino charge me while on safari, and I've been in the Oval Office. In high school, I went backstage to interview groups like Bob Seger, Rush and Kansas, sorta like "Almost Famous" but without Kate Hudson! As an author, I draw from all these experiences (and then some) when crafting my stories. The quote that sums me up the best is by G.K. Chesterton: "Nay, the really sane man know that he has a touch of the madman." I'm married, the father of four wonderful children, and a proud grandfather. I currently live near Nashville, TN where I write, bike and am always on the prowl for adventure and stories.

5 thoughts on “Christmas Songs That Must Die”

  1. Have to agree with you about that song being buried. It should be followed by “Santa Baby” as sung by Madonna. I happen to really love the song, but her version sets my teeth on edge.

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  2. I honestly can’t think of any off the top of my head. You are right that some artists have butchered them, but can’t think of examples right now. The main thing that can be annoying for me is when one gets stuck in my head and won’t stop!

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