Skip to comments.WORST HOLIDAY SONGS (Streisand at #4, just behind the "Jingle Bells" dogs)
Posted on 12/08/2004 8:50:15 AM PST by presidio9
EVER been driven up the chimney by a Christmas song that you really, really hate? New Jersey researchers have named the six worst Christmas songs of all time, as picked by holiday-music fans who were asked to rate more than 600 yule tunes.
The biggest lump of coal goes to "O Holy Night" as sung by the foul-mouthed Cartman from "South Park," according to Edison Media Research.
Close behind are Seymour Swine & the Squealers' butchered "Blue Christmas," "Jingle Bells" by The Singing Dogs and, separately, Barbra Streisand and "12 Days of Guido Christmas" by the Ha Ya Doin' Boys.
"We play very lightly the Barbra Streisand version of 'Jingle Bells' because she's got a following in New York," says Jim Ryan, programmer of top-rated Lite FM (WLTW/106.7).
"People tend not to like it because it's a really fast, up-tempo version of 'Jingle Bells' almost like she did it as a goof," Ryan told The Post.
WPLJ (95.5 FM) music director Tony Mascaro says his research turned up a sixth song that listeners can't stand: Elmo & Patsy's "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer."
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Wasn't that "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses?
Oh. My. God. I think I had blocked that one out because it's so awful.
Actually it all wears on me by [about] the 24th.
What -- nobody's mentioned The Ventures' version of Sleigh Ride?
(ok, so it's my favorite... I'm sure somebody hates it...)
If you say so. Either way, its just plain annoying.
I agree 1000%! It doesnt feel like the Christmas season until I have seen it. I have been playing the soundtrack all the time since I (finally) got it. Guaraldi had a knack for capturing a mood.
Only once did someone complain that the music was disturbing them in another cubicle, which resulted in a smile, an apology and turning the music down slightly. But no one ever complained on religious grounds. A good thing, too, because I was ready for the them. I had Streisand's and Mannilow's CD in waiting (actually, in my wife's collection at home where I would have borrowed them from).
I was ready to respond: but they're *Jewish* Christmas tunes. And let me add this: Mannilow was more of a Winter Wonderland kind of guy, but Striesand goes straight for "Ave, Maria".
Annoying songs would have to include Mariah Carey's "Joy to the World" from her Christmas album. He covered the Three Dog Night version. (I am NOT making this up.)
The real Christmas message isn't just being purged from music, it's being purged from the stores. A few years ago I noticed that Santa Claus figures were being transformed into New Age wizard-type characters, with half-moons on his hat etc. And it's hard to find Christmas cards with a religious them in many stores, and I noticed this year that Fred Meyer stores (large West Coast chain) don't have nativity sets for sale.
WPLJ in NY switched to an all-Christmas format the day after Thanksgiving and the play it constantly.
She's only making them because there are idiots who will buy them.
Thanks guys, thanks to this thread, I'm now humming non-stop "Simply Havin' A Wonderful Christmas Time".
I always thought the Dogs were better than the Nose.
Song list from "A Christmas Album," by B. Streisand.
1. Jingle Bells Listen Listen
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
3. Christmas Song
4. White Christmas
5. My Favorite Things
6. Best Gift Listen
7. Sleep in Heavenly in Peace (Silent Night)
8. Gounod's Ave Maria
9. O Little Town of Bethlehem
10. I Wonder as I Wander
11. Lord's Prayer Listen
(the Lord's Prayer? You have GOT to be kidding me!)
Why did you have to mention that awful, awful song?!?!?!? Now I've got it running in my head. ARRRRGGGGG!!!!
Personally, I don't give a hoot if I offend any of them, but I do understand what you are saying.
I am by far not so naive as to not see it happening, but am fortunate in that so far it seems to have totally missed this small corner of the world I call home. There are nativity scenes all over, not just on private property and church property but on town and county properties as well. People wish others Merry Christmas and the towns hold Christmas parades. And there is still carolling in the town "squares."
I can't better that one.
HEY! That's one of my favorites. Especially where Garrison says "now we'll do the French words."
Another line in that song..."Do they know it's Christmas time at all?"
Hmm...Probably not since the little starving Ethiopian childern are largely NOT Christian. Worst. Song. Ever.
One of the funniest! Actually, that whole album is pretty funny. Isn't "Teddy the Red-Nosed Senator" on that?
The following is from "I AM SANTA CLAUS" by Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio.
Teddy the red-nosed senator
Had a very shiny car
And if you ever saw it
You were probably at a bar.
All of the other senators
Wondered how he got his dames
They thought he drank too many
To play in any bedroom games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say:
"Teddy with your nose so red,
Won't you help me guide my sled?"
That's how the police found them
Wrapped around a maple tree
Teddy the red-nosed senator
He's a drunken S.O.B.
Ah, another classic. :)
XM Radio Channel 83 is playing all these cheesy songs.
Very Brady Christmas, followed by Bonanza cast Christmas, then a dog bark song, and cat song, and a bunch of other losers.
Some of them are funny though.
Perhaps, but you're not alone. I've never liked the Beatles, and never understood what all the hype was about. Maybe I'm just too young, but they've always sucked, IMHO.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
That one's on "More Twisted Christmas"....I need to go get that one.
That was Yoko?
I thought Paul McCartney had a leg cramp!
that is hilarious.
It's repetition that does it, I think. There was a year when just one more version of "Little Drummer Boy" would have put me over the edge, but this year it's "Jingle Bell Rock" that has me reaching for my semiautomatic bazooka. If there's a mass mall slaying in northern Idaho I don't think any jury would convict me.
One of my favorite Christmas songs
I think you mean "We Are the World". I never associated that as being a Christmas song, but our non-stop Christmas radio station has has been playing it alot.
Awesome. I'll have to send it home to the kids.
No, I'm not a sadist, we never taught them the Santa scam. Ain't nobody but mom and dad responsible for Christmas in our house.
Incidentally, Chris Isaak has his first Christmas album out this year, which is receiving positive reviews, and on which he returns to channeling Roy Orbison(Pretty Paper) and the King (Bloo Xmas).
It's always a favorite in my parents' Massachusetts household!
Last year I downloaded every version of Sleigh Ride I could find and put them on the same CD.
Sadly, I was actually listening the other day and enjoying the different versions. Cool thing is that I put the disk on at a party and nobody notices that it's all the same song.
Here's one of the verses:
Carve the turkey turn the ball game on
Mix Margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik-Pak store
We need some ice and an extension cord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rite
A box of pampers , some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the family
Has anyone mentioned "Leroy the red-necked reindeer?"
Grandma got run over by a reindeer, is cute. I find it humorous, but I can see why some people don't like it.
190+ posts and nobody has yet mentioned Red Sobine (sp?)
He reads to music the worlds most depressing Christmas story.
Synopsis: A very poor child from a broken home, who has been constanly told how worthless he is, tells Santa his story, asks Santa to ask Jesus if the boy can look in to heaven. And then the boy dies in Santa's lap...
No that's not it. That is another barf song. It goes something like "time of the year... we want you to join us...." I can't remember the rest. I was in a Toys R US the other day, and when I heard this song. I was just getting tortured. Oh it was painful..
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