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WORST HOLIDAY SONGS (Streisand at #4, just behind the "Jingle Bells" dogs)
NY Post ^ | December 7, 2004 | JOHN MAINELLI

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 ...


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To: Gabz

Starts with "Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk"


51 posted on 12/08/2004 9:10:56 AM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: Hoodlum91

The "Feed the World" contains the horrible line by Bono, "And thank God it's them instead of youuuuu..." Just elitist, pretentious and patronizing - as if we're all so selfish we just dismiss the needy with a wave. Generally I love Bono and U2, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he didn't mean it that way.


52 posted on 12/08/2004 9:11:00 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: VRWCmember

Oh, it's not that bad. Peps things up a bit.


53 posted on 12/08/2004 9:11:27 AM PST by BikerNYC
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To: presidio9

GGROBAR is the most awful IMO


54 posted on 12/08/2004 9:11:27 AM PST by Muzzle_em
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To: Zack Nguyen

I think that by the late-60s, McCartney was such an established songwriter that no one would dare tell him that a song he wrote stunk.

I agree about the "Talkin' About Freedom" song. Just terrible. But, when he was writing it, he probably played it for somebody and asked their opinion, to which they sheepishly replied, "Oh, yeah. Sounds great, Paul."


55 posted on 12/08/2004 9:11:31 AM PST by Skooz (The "holiday" has a name.)
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To: FrankWild
Don't forget "Ob La Di"

All these songs are from the time the Beatles were strung out on drugs and realized they could record the worst kind of crap and stupid people would buy it.

56 posted on 12/08/2004 9:12:11 AM PST by Alouette ("Who is for the LORD, come with me!" -- Mattisyahu ben Yohanon, father of Judah Maccabee)
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To: Steve_Seattle

What? You didn't like his classic, "Spies Like Us"?


57 posted on 12/08/2004 9:12:43 AM PST by CougarGA7 (Is it ignorance or apathy....I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: Gabz
ME TOO!

it doesn't seem like DEC without that one!

free dixie,sw

58 posted on 12/08/2004 9:13:10 AM PST by stand watie ( being a damnyankee is no better than being a racist. it is a LEARNED prejudice against dixie.)
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To: macamadamia
Even when he's in the Christmas mood, he sounds like he's in bad need of a laxative.

Oh yes!!! That is awful!! It's a version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

59 posted on 12/08/2004 9:13:57 AM PST by retrokitten (Do you want to hear the horrifying truth or see me hit a few zingers??)
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To: Steve_Seattle
"Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" and "Nuttin for Christmas" top my list of nauseating Christmas songs.

Ugh..... I hate "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" too. Drives me up the wall. "Feliz Navidad" is on my crap list too. Of course Babs Streisand's "Jingle Bells" is there too, sounds like she's on speed or crack or something, it is like when you press all the keys on the typewriter at once and they all get stuck together. Let's see, songs I like a lot are the ones form the "Charlie Brown Christmas Special." A side note, everytime Linus reads from the Bible about the true meaning of Christmas in the auditorium, I get a tingle in my spine and a warm feeling in my heart. BTW, that reminds me, had to pull a 12 hour day yesterday but taped "Peanuts," I got to watch it. B-)
60 posted on 12/08/2004 9:13:58 AM PST by Nowhere Man (We have enough youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?)
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To: Moral Hazard
Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas,"

That song sucks so seriously that I blocked it out of my mind and forgot to put it on my "Top Ten Worst" list. It belongs in the #2 slot, ahead of "Santa Claus is Coming." Make that the 1.5 slot.

61 posted on 12/08/2004 9:14:22 AM PST by Alouette ("Who is for the LORD, come with me!" -- Mattisyahu ben Yohanon, father of Judah Maccabee)
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To: Gabz

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
at our Christmas party.
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog.
Little sister brought her new boyfriend.
He was a Mexican.
We didn't know what to think of him
until he sang Feliz Navidad.

Brother Ken brought his kids with him-
the three from his first wife Lynn,
and the two identical twins
from his second wife Mary Nell.
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay-
who talks all about AA,
chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel.

Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on.
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone.
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store,
we need some icing and extension cords,
a can of bean dip and some Diet Rite,
a box of tampons and some more Burl Ives.
Halleluia everybody say cheese,
Merry Christmas from the Family.

Fran and Rita drove from Harlogen.
I can't remember how I'm kin to them.
But when they tried to plug their motor home in,
they blew our Christmas lights.
Cousin David knew just what went wrong
so we all waited out on our front lawn.
He threw the breaker and the lights came on
and we sang Silent Night, oh Silent Night.

Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Make bloody marys cause we all want one.
Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go,
we need some celery and a can of fake snow,
a bag of lemons and some Diet Sprite,
a box of tampons and some Salem Lights.
Halleluia everybody say cheese,
Merry Christmas from the Family.

Feliz Navidad...


62 posted on 12/08/2004 9:14:29 AM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: TXBubba

Can't recall it - but sure sounds like my kind of offbeat song!


63 posted on 12/08/2004 9:14:58 AM PST by Gabz
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To: presidio9

Hey I love the Barking dogs' version of "Jingle Bells." It ain't Christmas for me without that one!


64 posted on 12/08/2004 9:14:59 AM PST by mafree
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To: Nowhere Man

TiVO'd it last night. I has been a must-see-at-all-costs since I was about 8 years old.

I agree about Linus' speech. It blows me away every time.


65 posted on 12/08/2004 9:15:53 AM PST by Skooz (The "holiday" has a name.)
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To: Gabz

Of course, the version on the live album is really fun with all the audience participation.


66 posted on 12/08/2004 9:16:08 AM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: Gabz; hobbes1

Another one that hasn't been mentioned is Ray Stevens' hilarious "Santa Clause is Watchin' You" (he's everywhere, he's everywhere)


67 posted on 12/08/2004 9:16:09 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: JCEccles
She has said she was educated at a yeshiva

She is a product of New York public schools. The only "yeshiva" she ever attended was the one she built on the set of "Yentl"

68 posted on 12/08/2004 9:16:18 AM PST by Alouette ("Who is for the LORD, come with me!" -- Mattisyahu ben Yohanon, father of Judah Maccabee)
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To: Skooz

That's probably true. The emperor is stark raving naked and no one will say. I think that happens with some great acts sometimes.


69 posted on 12/08/2004 9:16:49 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: TXBubba

That's funny.


70 posted on 12/08/2004 9:17:30 AM PST by Gabz
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To: TXBubba

That is too funny!


71 posted on 12/08/2004 9:17:55 AM PST by retrokitten (Do you want to hear the horrifying truth or see me hit a few zingers??)
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To: CougarGA7
My favorite Christmas song is Bob Rivers, "The 12 Pains of Christmas".

Is that one on the "Chipmunks Roasting On an Open Fire" CD?

72 posted on 12/08/2004 9:18:12 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Diplomats. The best diplomat I know of is a fully loaded phaser bank" - Cdr. Montgomery Scott)
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To: Gabz
I love the "Grandma" Christmas song too, as well as the other Yoopers classic "Second Week Of Deer Camp".

My sister dressed as Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer for a Halloween party. She went to Sally's Boutique (Salvation Army store)and bought old lady clothes and powdered her hair grey and wore a hair net. She accessorized with an old Army issue purse of mine (old lady looking solid black)and a cane. But the best part were the black felt reindeer hoofs up the back of her outfit.

In these parts it made for an award winning outfit.

73 posted on 12/08/2004 9:18:43 AM PST by NEPA
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To: presidio9
Best votes ever: "Jingle Hells Bells" takeoff of AC/DC and "I am Santa Claus" takeoff of Sabbath Iron Man. Verrry nice.
74 posted on 12/08/2004 9:19:05 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Alouette

"Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas," "

I have to disagree with you. I have too many good memories of Burl Ives' doing America Sings at Disneyland when I was growing up to think poorly of any of his songs.


75 posted on 12/08/2004 9:19:14 AM PST by Moral Hazard (With a pickle mind we kick the nipple beer.)
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To: Skooz

I agree with you, McCartney's "Freedom" isn't a good song, but I was at his concert right after 9/11/01 and it brought the house down. He had flags and all kinds of patriotic effects.
The song works in an emotional setting but not on the radio.

His Christmas song is a nightmare.


76 posted on 12/08/2004 9:19:26 AM PST by phancypants
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To: Hatteras

- - or Alvin & the Chipmunks.


77 posted on 12/08/2004 9:19:30 AM PST by Twinkie
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To: NEPA
She accessorized with an old Army issue purse of mine (old lady looking solid black)and a cane.

Are you joking or does the Army actually issue women purses? LOL! Those have to be really something!

79 posted on 12/08/2004 9:20:34 AM PST by retrokitten (Do you want to hear the horrifying truth or see me hit a few zingers??)
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To: Alouette

I'm not a big fan of Holly Jolly Christmas either, by my husband just loves it. I mean really LOVES it. I don't know why.


80 posted on 12/08/2004 9:22:09 AM PST by retrokitten (Do you want to hear the horrifying truth or see me hit a few zingers??)
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To: Alouette
Just admit it, you don't like standards.
White Christmas. #1 selling ever
Silver Bells: #2 selling.
Sleigh Ride. I can do without most on your list, but, this one is almost impossible to dislike.
Let me guess, your favorite is the Nutcracker.

The song I hate to hear more than almost any other. The song that is on almost all "Christmas Hit" albums. Taadaa:
Santa Baby.
81 posted on 12/08/2004 9:22:39 AM PST by fritzz (Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers)
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To: anonymous_user
Re: http://www.olypen.com/jaima/Music/Cartman%20-%20O%20Holy%20Night.mp3

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Too funny. :)

82 posted on 12/08/2004 9:23:01 AM PST by trisham
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To: Moral Hazard

I like Burl Ives, but I think "Holly Jolly Christmas" is kind of a dippy song despite - or maybe because of - the catchy melody. It's the Christmas equivalent of Paul Simon's "59th Street Bridge Song," which I bet he'd like to destroy every copy of.


83 posted on 12/08/2004 9:23:41 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: NEPA

What a great idea for a costume!!!!!!


84 posted on 12/08/2004 9:24:17 AM PST by Gabz
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To: sam_paine
"I am Santa Claus" takeoff of Sabbath Iron Man.

Oh, man. That's hilarious!

85 posted on 12/08/2004 9:24:54 AM PST by Skooz (The "holiday" has a name.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

I just bought an Elvis Christmas CD (only $5.00 at K-Mart).
My wife hates this CD's rendition of "Blue Christmas."
I love watching her cringe. (I'm a little sadistic.)


86 posted on 12/08/2004 9:25:31 AM PST by fredhead ("It is a good thing war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it." General Robert E. Lee)
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To: Alouette
Well then, she fibbed in the interview.
87 posted on 12/08/2004 9:25:43 AM PST by JCEccles
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To: FrankWild

I have videos of some old Ed Sullivan shows, and the acts that seemed to best stand the test of time were the Stones, the Animals, and the Byrds.


88 posted on 12/08/2004 9:25:51 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: JCEccles
she fibbed in the interview.

Why am I not surprised that she would make up stuff about herself?

89 posted on 12/08/2004 9:26:34 AM PST by Alouette ("Who is for the LORD, come with me!" -- Mattisyahu ben Yohanon, father of Judah Maccabee)
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To: Charles Martel

No, its on his "Twisted Christmas" album.


90 posted on 12/08/2004 9:27:02 AM PST by CougarGA7 (Is it ignorance or apathy....I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: Skooz
TiVO'd it last night. I has been a must-see-at-all-costs since I was about 8 years old.

I agree about Linus' speech. It blows me away every time.


I know, it is very powerful. Also, I always found Lucy hitting on Schroeder to by amusing as well as him changing the sounds on his toy piano, he must have had an early polyphonic Moog synthesizer in there or something. B-) Charlie Brown tries has darndest to do his job but the gang just wants to jam and party. Linus hit it on the head, it's nice to jam, party and give gifts and such, but it seems like we overlook the real reason.

I also like South Park's Christmas special too, it hits it on the head too although in a twisted way. If you're not easily offended and willing to overlook some of the crass stuff, the ending to the show where a sad Jesus on the set of His local cable TV show singing "happy birthday to me" in a sad tone being all by Himself and blowing out the candles as the camera goes dark is pretty powerful too where it shows how we stray from the real reason. As to "Mr. Hankey," if I may pirate an analysis from one of my on the air ham radio buddies, he said Mr. Hankey is a symbol where all of this rushing and commercialism is "a load of crap."
91 posted on 12/08/2004 9:27:46 AM PST by Nowhere Man (We have enough youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?)
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To: Nowhere Man

I'm MAD!! I kept hearing about the Charlie Brown special, so told the kids we'd watch. Never even checked the listings. Just assumed it would be on. At 7 I turned on the tv and on the channel it was supposed to be on was some local foo-foo talk show's holiday guide special instead.


92 posted on 12/08/2004 9:28:08 AM PST by HungarianGypsy (We are the pirates who don't do anything....)
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To: fritzz
Santa Baby

Oooh, I was just about to add that one. For me, fingernails on the blackboard.

93 posted on 12/08/2004 9:28:51 AM PST by Aeronaut (May all the feckless become fecked.)
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To: retrokitten
Are you joking or does the Army actually issue women purses?

Yes at least the Army use to. I imagine women are still issued purses. They were conservative and appropriate for using while in uniform which a lot of store bought purses wouldn't be. It made sense actually.

94 posted on 12/08/2004 9:29:35 AM PST by NEPA
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To: JCEccles; presidio9; All

THE BEST CHRISTMAS SONG:

MARY DID YOU KNOW?


What further can we say about this baby who was born in a Bethlehem stable? Let us look at a few of the words from the beautiful Christmas song "Mary did you know". "Mary did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new;

This child that you delivered would soon deliver you". I realize that I am not using Scripture , but, the theology is sound. The Bible says, in Romans 3:23, "for ALL" have sinned and fall short of the glory of God".

Even the Mother of God was delivered by JESUS, GOD THE SON. Another verse reads;

"And when you kissed your baby, you kissed the face of God" and further Mary did you know that your baby boy is LORD of all creation?

Can any of us imagine what it must have been like to kiss the face of the baby Jesus who was God incarnate, or to hold in your arms the Creator of the whole universe?

I believe that our country, the United States, is at a crossroads. Let us all take the Holy Christmas season and do as Jesus, God the Son, commanded us to do.

In addition, let us follow His commands all year long. The Bible states in 2 Chronicles 7:14; "If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land". By bringing the United States back to the LORD, one person at a time, is the only way for this wonderful country to continue as it was founded over 225 years ago, by the Founding Fathers.

Let us all imagine that we are holding the blessed baby Jesus, what would we do to protect Him?

Jesus told us that whatever we do for others it's as if we are doing so for Him. Matt 25:40 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Therefore, shouldn't we do the same for our family, friends, neighbors or those in foreign lands. Jesus said in Matthew 22:39 "...You shall love your neighbor as yourself". Jesus further said in Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,.......teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you," What would Jesus do???? To know what Jesus would do, read His Word the Bible and follow His directions.


95 posted on 12/08/2004 9:29:58 AM PST by missyme
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To: Skooz

Five golden tooks........(sp?)


96 posted on 12/08/2004 9:30:12 AM PST by GoredInMich
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To: Gabz
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife Kaye
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, The first Noel
97 posted on 12/08/2004 9:30:31 AM PST by Heyworth
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To: presidio9

The Christmas song that gets me to change radio stations every time: Band-Aid "Do They Know it's Christmas"


You know it as the song with the annoying FEED THE WORLD, repeated over and over again at the end of the song.


99 posted on 12/08/2004 9:31:45 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Aeronaut

"Santa Baby", "Felize Navidad" (spelling?), and "I Saw Momma Kissing Santa" are all on my all-time worst list. My favorite unknown Christmas song is "Some Children See Him," by Tennessee Ernie Ford.


100 posted on 12/08/2004 9:32:07 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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