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?
5 thoughts on “Christmas Songs That Must Die”
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.
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!
I’ve found I enjoy most Christmas music… unless the song is repeated endlessly. Then, it starts to get annoying.
Like Susan, I’m struggling to name the ones I hate… whilst searching for a (still unidentified) Spice Girls travesty, that I know will bug me when I hear it this year, I came across this list of UK Xmas No.1’s… wow… just reading the titles really took me back… (and there are some shockers in there too…) 🙂
That’s an eccentric discography! Some of the tunes I’ve never even heard and something tells me I should consider myself blessed! 🙂