Skip to comments.WORST Christmas Songs Ever - Vanity
Posted on 11/19/2012 9:17:52 PM PST by VRWCmember
As some radio stations have already begun playing Christmas Songs, it is time once again to compile our annual list of the absolute worst musical offerings of the season. The first three songs on my list are pretty much indisputibly the worst songs ever written as musical celebrations of the season. The fourth I've only heard recently but immediately recognized that it certainly belongs in any top ten list of worst Christmas songs. The rest of the list should be wide open, so please post your contributions. Here is my top four songs on the list, with the top three being considered beyond debate:
1. Happy Xmas War is Over, by John Lennon
2. Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time, by Paul McCartney
3. Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart, by George Michael / Wham?
4. Must Be Santa, by Bob Dylan
Bark,Bark,Bark.... Bark,Bark,Bark... Bark, Bark.... Bark,Bark,Bark.
Slade-Here it is merry Christmas
Aww shucks....I love Paul McCartney’s A Wonderful Christmas Time. I never did like Burl Ives “Have A Holly, Jolly Christmas”......ugh.
Anything by Kenny G., Barry Malinow, Brbra, Lionel Richchey.
How about chipmunks?
Some song about buying shoes for somebody dying at Christmas. Treacly, maudlin, yecch. Heard it once, which was too much.
I may be the only one but I hate “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Im not even sure why but I even prefer barking dogs to that one.
A King Diamond reference. :-)
“Jingle Hell” by Wargasm.
“Santa Baby” by Madonna.
Now I make a distinction between songs about the real Christmas—especially the great Christian Christmas hymns, which are rarely heard on the radio—between that, and what passes for “Christmas” in the pop culture, and which is played on the radio from mid-November up UNTIL Christmas, and then it suddenly stops, just as the real Christmas (the twelve days) is getting underway. I don’t mind some of the pop “Christmas” songs—they can be fun or cute or nostalgiac—but I don’t confuse them with real Christmas.
12 Days of Christmas
by Bob and Doug MacKenzie
Santa and His Old Lady
by Cheech and Chong
How about “Danny Boy”?
Oops! Wrong thread!
3) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2) Holly, Jolly Christmas
1) Fleas Navy, Dad Okay; okay! José Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad (almost as bad to listen to as 96 Tears the rest of the year)
Runner up: Jingle Bell Rock
Feliciano covered the wrong Doors tune. Shoulda been “Horse Latitudes” instead.
There was a talking blues version of A Christmas Carol that I heard, only once, back in the late seventies. IIRC, it was in a ghetto setting and used inner city vernacular. It may have been recorded before then. Are you familiar with it?
“How about chipmonks?”
“Merry Christmas From Brooklyn”