The 10 Christmas Songs Guaranteed to Ruin Your Holiday

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holy jolly christmasDuring the holidays, the Scrooges emerge. The sole few who spite everything merry. The holiday haters who don't understand the purpose of Black Friday and are anticipating the lump of coal in their stocking; the meanies who could give a rat's a** about the fa-la-las.

And Christmas songs? Forgettaboutit. Scrooges want nothing to do with them. Especially the bad ones.

You know, horribly done songs that make the inner-Scrooge in all of us want to rip out our car stereo and chuck it across the freeway. Those that make one and all want to throw up the eggnog they just savored at the company Christmas party.

Here, the 10 Christmas songs that could annoy even the biggest holiday fan.

  1. "Dominick the Donkey" by Lou Monte
    Why is there hee-ing and haw-ing at my Christmas Eve dinner? No thanks.

  2. "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" by Elmo & Patsy
    Am I the only person who's sad that Grandma had a drinking problem? How can such an upbeat song be about the demise of your favorite Christmas cookie baker?

  3. "Christmas Don't Be Late" by The Chipmunks & David Seville
    Combine the high frequency playback of those lovable chipmunks with the yelling of father-figure Dave Seville and you have a masterpiece trainwreck. But ... I do want a hula hoop.

  4. "Jingle Bells" by The Singing Dogs
    If you're telling me that The Singing Dogs are actually making music with this one, I'd have to disagree. Sounds like a lot of annoying barking. Actually, it sounds like my neighbor's German Shepherd. Now, if Boo was singing, that would be another, too-cute-for-words story.

  5. "Just Another Christmas Song" by Stephen Colbert
    Why couldn't everyone's favorite comedian just stick to what he knows? This song not only isn't funny -- it's downright painful to listen to.

  6. "Christmastime" by the Smashing Pumpkins
    If your band is called the Smashing Pumpkins, I'm pretty sure you're not meant to be singing Christmas music. But that's just me.

  7. "8 days of Christmas" by Destiny’s Child
    Take a look at this this music video to really understand exactly how bad this song is. Santa-style mini skirts and shopping at a convenient store don't exactly scream "season's greetings!"

  8. Christmas Conga” by Cyndi Lauper
    "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" will continue to be requested and enjoyed at little girls' sleepovers and karaoke nights across the U.S. for ages. With that said, her rendition of '80s Christmas music is just dreadful.

  9. "Santa's Beard" by The Beach Boys
    Christmas means cold. Christmas means snow. The Beach Boys are "Surfin' USA." The two don't mix.

  10. "Do They Know It's Christmas" by Band Aid
    The more important question: Did they know how awful they sounded? It's hard to rip on this 1980s charity super-group, and considering the song is the No. 1 biggest selling single in UK singles chart history -- I'll just leave it at that.

What's your least-favorite holiday song?

Photo via Lauren Manning/Flickr

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poshkat poshkat

i dont like the christmas shoe song. that little kid begging to buy his mother shoes is bad enough but than the guy who sings is it in such a whiny way it kills me every time

LoriA... LoriAnn87

I like the grandma song but my least favorite is the christmas shoes.

Happy... Happypancake

Christmas Shoes most definitely.

PonyC... PonyChaser

"Last Christmas," by Wham! and "Same Auld Lang Syne, by Dan Fogelberg.  Both of those songs make me want to rip out my hair, because they're NOT about Christmas!!  Here's a clue: just because the song has "Christmas" in the title or as part of the lyrics, does not mean that it's a Christmas Song!  Honestly!

Others on my pet-peeve list: "Christmas Shoes," "Hard Candy Christmas" (Dolly Parton sings that one, I think), "Feliz Navidad" (just because it's so repetitive).

I do like "Grandma got run over" - it's nostalgia for me.  Same with the barking dogs and Alvin/Chipmunks. But I have to say that I like them in small doses.  Too much and I get to the rip-the-hair-out stage.

steff... steffielynne

what about "i want a hippopotamus for christmas?" i hate that one!!!!!!!

ktok2009 ktok2009

Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas ~  John Denver

Why is this one not on the list???  :)

bills... billsfan1104

I hate the Christmas shoe one, and one I think faith hill sings where she asks where Christmas is and whines about her man leaving her. Ughjjj. I hate hate feliz navidad too.

Addys... Addys_Mom

OMG I hate the shoe one and last christmas too! They play it all the freaking time on the loudspeaker at my work and IT DRIVES ME NUTS! But i LOVE grandma got ran over by a reindeer.

nonmember avatar kalmmom

Grandma got runover is a classic in my family cause my Gma was a drinker and had been known to walk somewhere drunk LOL!!
Love Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas song too.
I can't think of the ones that I really dislike, mostly cause I block them from memory each yr - well at least till I have to hear them again.

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