Christmas, Top 10

Throwback Thursday ~ Top 10 Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

Originally published December 12, 2014christmas 10

For me, part of the reason Christmas is the “most wonderful time of the year” is the music. There are the old favorites as well as some great new songs that have come out over the years. Unfortunately, there are some stinkers out there, too. Everybody has her own taste, so the songs that give you the Christmas crazies are probably different from the ones that get on my nerves, but, here, in no particular order, are my ten picks for the worst Christmas songs of all time.

1. The Christmas Shoes– Hi, we’re going to write a song that’s a blatant attempt at emotional manipulation, and then if you say you don’t like it, people will think you’re heartless. Merry Christmas.


2. Last Christmas– Really? We have to listen to co-dependent whining about a break up in a Christmas song? And from Wham?


3. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer– This has such a catchy tune. It’s too bad the family in this song belongs on Jerry Springer.


4. Same Old Lang Syne– This is my pick for the absolute worst “Christmas” song (it really has nothing to do with Christmas) of all time. The only good thing I can say about this is, at least the people in the song didn’t actually have an affair. It’s bleak, it’s immoral, it’s depressing, and it’s the same four bars of melody over. and. over. and. over.


5. Must Have Been Old Santa Claus– “Happy ho, ho, ho to you.” Four million times. Kill me. Kill me now.


6. Baby, It’s Cold Outside– Because nothing says “Merry Christmas” like attempted date rape by a drink drugging lech.


7. Santa Baby– They could have named this song “Sugar Daddy” or “Implied Sexual Favors in Exchange for Obscenely Expensive Gifts.” Same thing.


8. Mistletoe– I’m just going to make a rule right here, right now: no Christmas songs that force middle-aged people to go to Urban Dictionary to understand the lyrics. My kids had to explain to me what “shawty” means. Apparently, it’s similar to a “bae.”


9. Do They Know It’s Christmas?– Stop having Christmasy fun RIGHT NOW. Just STOP IT. Don’t you know there are people starving in Africa, you soulless oaf? And, seriously, who puts the word “doom” in a Christmas song?


10. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Canon– It pains me to list this one because I love TSO, I love children’s choirs, I love Pachelbel’s Canon in D, and I love the idea of trying to Christmas it up. But I would rather eat a ten year old fruitcake than listen to this.


 Agree? Disagree?
What do you think is the worst Christmas song of all time?

7 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday ~ Top 10 Worst Christmas Songs of All Time”

  1. can I add Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is you.
    A couple of those songs I don’t really know. I do like Christmas Shoes but more cos I like the movie and I saw the movie before hearing the song.
    Let it Snow, Let it snow, let it snow is annoying here too although a day like today it would be nice cos it would cool it down. (being aussie its not winter).
    The other I don’t really like is Go tell it on the Mountain. Partly cos when I first heard it I didn’t know it was even a Christian song let alone a Christmas song.

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  2. 11. Simply, Having, a Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
    12. And So This is Christmas – John Lennon
    13 The methical “Jingle Bells” version sung by Barbara Streisand

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  3. HAHA! I didn’t even realize what most of these songs are about!!! Hardly listen to music on the radio anymore, so much junk! But, now I am curious about some of these songs. And, some are just songs that the chorus is just ingrained in my mind from hearing them when I was younger repeatedly! I do like Christmas shoes even though it is sappy! And, I always am shocked when I hear the Grandma Got run Over by a Reindeer song….. /: And, Wham, why is their music even being played anymore? Thanks for the laugh!!


  4. I get frustrated over the whole Mary Did You Know song. Pretty sure she did as she have birth to the Savior of the world. And she’s dead now, so why are we singing to her?


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