Most hated Christmas songs of all time
Let’s face it, our reaction to any Christmas song probably depends on how often we hear it. It’s true, even our favorite holiday music can get a bit squeaky when overplayed, but for the most part, classics never go out of style. And for those of us who love those tunes, both the standards and the newer additions to the canon, singing is one of the happiest. holiday traditions. Nonetheless, there are some songs that we just can’t stand – just hearing them just once is more than enough. Let’s put those most hated Christmas carols of all time to rest for good. And for more traditions to abandon in 2020, Most hated holiday gift, poll finds.
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Lots of beloved Christmas carols tell stories of memorable characters like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, but most of us wish we could forget about the central NewSong characters. “Christmas shoes, “which tells of a little boy trying to find enough money to buy shoes for his terminally ill mother. Nothing kills the holiday mood like the words” Could you hurry, sir, daddy says he there isn’t much time. “And if you ‘you need the real joy of Christmas, check out The best Christmas movies of all time, according to the critics.
Paul McCartney He was just having a wonderful time with his synthesizer on this incredibly squeaky and constantly overplayed Christmas “classic”. One of the main problems with “Wonderful christmas“- and oh, there’s a lot of it – it’s just now that you think about it, it’s going to be stuck in your head all day. You’re welcome.
Well that was certainly well intentioned to Bob geldof and Midge Ure to assemble the Supergroup Band Aid and record “Do they know it’s Christmas?“to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia. Nonetheless, the song itself is deeply condescending, with a stereotypical and archaic understanding of the Ethiopian people. Geldof himself called it”the worst songs in history. “And if you love Christmas, try these Fun facts about Christmas to get you in the holiday spirit.
Here’s the thing: either you enjoy the accelerated chipmunk voices created by David Seville (AKA Ross Bagdasarian) or you don’t. But even for those of us who grew up with Alvin and the Chipmunks, listening to Alvin’s relentless, high-pitched demands for a hula hoop in “The Chipmunk song (Christmas, don’t be late)“ages quickly.
You’ve heard of Rudolph, but what about the main character in “Dominick the donkey“That’s right, the donkey who helps Santa Claus bring Brooklyn-made gifts to children in Italy. There’s a reason this song is more of a regional hit than a mainstream Christmas classic. And for more cultural distinctions, discover 20 Different Ways to Celebrate Christmas Across the United States
The thing is, as long as you’re in the joke here – ie the truth behind Santa Claus that we would definitely never reveal – “I saw mama kiss Santa Claus“is quite cute. But for the kids who don’t know, there’s something really disturbing about the lyrics like,” Then I saw mum tickling Santa Claus / Under his snow-white beard. “
Yikes. Years before Sufjan stevens gave us endless Christmas songs about dysfunctional families, John denver inflicted “Please daddy (don’t get drunk this Christmas)about his fans. The track pretty much says it all, but the song, about an 8-year-old who doesn’t want to see his mom cry, is unbearably dark.
Speaking of soaking up too much, in “Grandma got run over by a reindeer, “the titular grandma falls asleep on eggnog and walks outside where – well, you know the sequel. As an adult novelty song, it’s kinda funny, but d ‘Somehow, that tune has become a standard, and given the trauma on display here, it’s pretty disturbing. And for more vacation content delivered straight to your inbox, Subscribe to our daily newsletter.
Provided they’re played for the right audience, there’s no shame in a scorching Christmas song – just watch almost any rendition of “Santa Baby”. Lady Gaga took things to another level with “Christmas tree, “however, and the combination of numbing repetitions and deeply insignificant innuendos makes this song a controversial song we would rather not hear anymore.
Speaking of “Baby santa claus, ”the song has its share of fans and detractors. Michael Bublé the version is particularly irritating. That’s because he’s changing the lyrics to make sure everyone knows he’s not attracted to Santa, which just leads to some incredibly awkward phrases like “Santa Claus”, “Santa Claus”, and the really horrible “I’ll be waiting for you, man”. And for more Christmas thrills, These are the worst Christmas movies of all time, critics say.
Of course, it’s cute when kids are between baby teeth and adult teeth and talk with a little whistle. The problem with “All I want for Christmas (these are my two front teeth)“is that no one wants to hear an entire song sung with that whistle. It’s one of the few Christmas songs where the Alvin and the Chipmunks cover is actually do not the most boring version.
As much as we love John lennon and Yoko Ono, and as much as we appreciate the origins of the protest song of “Merry Christmas (the war is over), “this track probably never needed to become a Christmas standard. The rehearsal is a bit a lot, and unfortunately the message has become more ironic over the past two decades.
Listen, we all want things. But despite 10 years Gayla peevey’s impressive pipes, there is no reason why we should be subjected to his truly unreasonable request in “I want a hippo for Christmas“It’s never so fun to hear kids singing, especially when they loudly declare that they won’t be settling for crocodiles or rhinos.
Fortunately, Justin bieber “Mistletoe“is largely unsettled since its release in 2011, a single from her Christmas album, Under the mistletoe. Maybe he was hoping for a modern pop classic like Mariah carey enduring “All I want for Christmas is you”, but the chorus (“Shawty, with you / Shawty, with you / Under the mistletoe”) just didn’t have the same punch.
In terms of messaging, “Puppies are forever“has a point: you probably shouldn’t buy someone a puppy for Christmas, because they’ll have to care for that dog long after the holidays. But oof, hear” puppies are forever, not just for Christmas “again and again is actually more laborious than cleaning up after an unruly dog.
It is not New Kids on the Block’s fault that “Awesome and Awesome Christmas“hasn’t really aged well. Like many cultural artifacts from the ’80s, it was probably best left in this decade. Nonetheless, no list of bad Christmas carols would be complete without this dud.” Funky Christmas “is , but we would rather avoid having one. And if you were in NKOTB, take a look The biggest teenage idols of the ’80s, then and now.
“Merry christmas with love“has always been a brooding and sickening Christmas song, so in many ways it’s not Clay Aiken’s fault. But he breathed new life into that hated song, even using it to headline his Christmas album, so yeah, if you’ve heard this song in the past 16 years, it’s absolutely on him.
The best Christmas songs are sad, it’s true, but there is a limit. And the classic “The little boy that Santa Claus forgot, “memorably interpreted by Nat King Cole (among others), walk just above that line. Just reading the lyrics can send you into an emotional whirlwind: “Down the street he envies all those lucky boys / Then come home to the broken toys from last year / I’m so sorry for that boy / He doesn’t have a daddy. ” Oof.
We can debate “Baby it’s cold outside“like we do every year, or we can just recognize that controversial song is hated by enough people to deserve to be put on this list. Interestingly, She & Him’s rendering changes the genders, which makes it a bit less of a problem, but the performance is so predominantly twee that it’s very boring on its own. And for blankets you’ll probably remember for the right seasons, check out The 50 best cover songs of all time.