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."
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Streisand's Jingle Bells is awful.
But even worse is that hideous piece of tripe from Paul McCartney "Simply Havin' a Wonderful Christmas Time".
AYYY!! Screw you!
Oh I can't stand that song! I cringe when I hear it come on.
LOL! I hate that song too!
As long as they don't dis Porky Pig's Blue Christmas. That's one of my favorites.
Democrats p*** me off.
When I think "worst" Christmas songs, John & Yoko come to mind immediately.
One vote for 'All I want for Christmans is a Hippo'
I don't know who the female vocalist was, but there was a version of Jingle Bells playing in a resturant where I was lunching.
The entire song had the same effect as nails on a blackboard on me.
I love "Grandma got run over by a reindeer"
Yes, the poll is totally screwed up. Worst Christmas Songs should be limited to songs that were intended to be a serious celebration of the season but instead just plain suck! All of the comedic offerings should be dropped from this list so that Streisand and McCartney can take their rightful place on the crappiest holiday song list. But then again, what do you expect from a poll of New Yorkers (NYC that is)? The can't get it right on things like US Senate and Presidential races so why would we expect them to be able to come up with a good list of worst holiday songs?
I LOVE the dogs!!!
And the Twelve Redneck Days of Christmas :)
I used to have a cat named Guido. Wish I knew about that one when he was still alive.
That was probably the Streisand offering in question.
guess they must not have heard "the most offensive song ever" sung by kenny and mr. hanky.
Oh I can't stand that song! I cringe when I hear it come on.
Oh, man. A cringe-a-rama. That song is brutal.
That's' another good one - haven't heard it in ages.
"Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" and "Nuttin for Christmas" top my list of nauseating Christmas songs.
My most hated: I saw mommy kissing santa claus (it either ruins the myth for the kiddies or convinces them mommy is cheating on daddy.UGH!)
and that ridiculous one from the 80's, the "feed the world" one. One of the lines is "there will be no snow in Africa this Christmas" no kidding-it's AFRICA; it's also summer. There better not be snow. I hate that song.
10. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
9. "Jingle Bell Rock"
8. "White Christmas"
7. "Chestnuts Roasting"
6. "Silver Bells"
5. "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland"
4. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
3. "Sleigh Ride"
2. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
And the #1, all time worst, most irritating, teeth-on-edge mall music Christmas song is:
"JINGLE BELLS" performed "jazz style"
Bob and Doug McKenzie's "12 Days of Christmas" is a Christmas staple at our house, much to the consternation of my long-suffering wife.
"The Top 5: Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song," Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas," Celine Dion's "O Holy Night," Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" and John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)." "
When Canada is dead and gone there'll be no more Celine Dion.
I use to think as you do about Dolly Parton until I saw her in concert. She is amazing. Dolly closed the show with the spiritual number "He's Alive". The audience was in tears as they jump to their feet to applaud and cheer.
The woman does have a fantastic voice. Her choise of material can sometimes be a drag.
Heard a song from William Huang's Christmas album on the radio this morning. My two year old who LOVES music and is always wanting me to turn off the talk radio for music started screaming "Turn it off! Turn it off!". Gee, even at age 2 she knows what is good and what's not. Personally, I was enjoying the guy make lemonade out of lemons. But her response was great.
I guess it's sort of an acquired taste...
Yes!! That is horrible, too. We have this radio station that is non-stop Christmas music until the 26th. I think they are scraping the bottom of the barrel to fill air time. The other night they were playing, "We Are the World" --the instrumental version!!
One vote for Alvin and the Chickmunks "Christmas time is Here"
My favorite Christmas song is Bob Rivers, "The 12 Pains of Christmas".
My favorite song of all time, when performed by the songwriter, Don Francisco. Dolly's version is also top notch.
That's an awesome song.
I was just impressed that Streisand could sing so fast and not pass out. My daughter and son were making fun of the song when we heard it in the truck the other day. My daughter called it the fastest Christmas song she had ever heard.
Love that song!
LMBO!!! I can't stop laughing about this!!
BTW, I forgot about that horrible John Lennon Christmas "War Is Over" song, but that is right up there with that crappy Paul McCartney song for me.
I actually like most of the songs you listed--the Beatles tunes, anyway.
I agree about "The Girl is Mine." That song is pure torture. "Ebony and Ivory" is just as awful.
Anything by Mannheim Steamroller tops my list. I tune out Rush from Thanksgiving to New Year's because of his playing them.
How could someone like Paul McCartney, who wrote and recorded some of the finest rock music ever, write stuff like that? The "Talkin' 'Bout Freedom" song wasn't so hot either.
Any Christmas song at all done by Elvis.
I didn't like anything McCartney did after the Beatles broke up, and I always thought "Yesterday" was overrated - the lyrics are mediocre at best. Yes, it has a more complex chord structure than the typical rock song, but it doesn't do anything for me. I thought a song like the Eagles "Desperado" was equally complex musically and ten times better lyrically.
I don't care for the canine recording of Jingle Bells, but I love the Jingle Cats' version (^..^)/
I don't think I've ever heard that one.
Among my worst: Johnny Mathis' rendition of Sleigh Ride. Sorry, but he sounds like a creepy weird little elf...or leprechaun....or jockey...or some similar little creature.
Also, Springsteen's Christmas song, whatever the heck its called. Even when he's in the Christmas mood, he sounds like he's in bad need of a laxative. The guy's perpetually blocked up.
Consider: she's a flaming, ACLU card-carrying liberal and she's Jewish. She has said she was educated at a yeshiva where she was told she must never even speak the word "Christmas." Yet, she has recorded at least two Christmas abums, one of which has sold more copies than any other Christmas album in history. These albums do not comprise merely secular Christmas songs either. Among the songs she has recorded are "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Ave Maria."
Does this mean she is accepting of Christian cultural traditions? Only in a very narrow sense, for its commercial profit potential.
Like many liberals, she tolerates the lamb because she values its fleece. But the lamb must stay confined and muzzled lest it offend anyone by drawing undue attention to itself.
I love that one and the barking dogs singing jingle bells.