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I'm making an Apple Poll based on this thread: https://permies.com/t/60678/worst-Christmas-songs#609378. What is your least-favorite Christmas song? What one makes you cringe? Or are there a bunch you hate? Vote here!



And, if you have songs not on the list, mention them and I (or another Gardener/Steward) will add it in for you!!!
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I think this deserves a spot on the list.

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And now it has one

 
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R Ranson,

That song is horrid...might be good playing at ground zero in a zombie shopping mall.  
 
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I nominate:

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Up on the Housetop



Hate them both so much!  They get stuck in my head and I find myself singing them.  UGH.  

Why can't nice Christmas songs get stuck in my head??  
 
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Christmas Don't Be Late - by Alvin and the Chipmunks
 
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For those who don't know how bad "Christmas Shoes" is, try to watch this uplifting video...

 
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That Santa's Sleigh is confusing and horrible all at the same time. I watched it with my husband (a musician) and our 4 year old son.

My husband's running commentary, said with utter revulsion and astonishment: "Someone took acid and sat down at a keyboard. This song does not know where it's going.
It's a musical blender. It's like they took parts of Halloween music and Christmas music and put them together. It doesn't know what it's trying to be. It's a train wreck."

My son, on the other hand: "I want to watch it again."

I guess we know who the target audience is!

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I added in the songs people mentioned.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:That Santa's Sleigh is confusing and horrible all at the same time. I watched it with my husband (a musician) and our 4 year old son.

My husband's running commentary, said with utter revulsion and astonishment: "Someone took acid and sat down at a keyboard. This song does not know where it's going.
It's a musical blender. It's like they took parts of Halloween music and Christmas music and put them together. It doesn't know what it's trying to be. It's a train wreck."

My son, on the other hand: "I want to watch it again."

I guess we know who the target audience is!

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I added in the songs people mentioned.



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Baby its cold outside, never heard that no means no.

They are playing Christmas music in the prisons next week.  Part of the punishment.

When asked when they'd know it's over, in the early 80s,  Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones, said,  "When we make a Christmas album."  This was not long after that horrible live aid thing and a Springsteen embarrassment.
 
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Santa Claus has got the Aids this year.  Tiny Tim
 
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Jingle bells (the barking dog version)
Ding-a-ling the Christmas bell
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
'Thistle-hair' the Christmas bear
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
Redneck 12 days of Christmas
 
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Those aren't aids, they're elves. 🎅
 
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I was thinking about the sick minds that create this stuff. And I realized that their efforts have been rather lackluster.

Here is my version of the worst Christmas song ever.

A five-year-old Michael Jackson sings that he saw Mommy doing a lot more than Kissing Santa Claus under the Christmas tree. Then we hear two shotgun blasts, as mr. Jackson blows them away.

They reanimate into Christmas zombies. The rest of the song has the appearance of Thriller, as the corpses reanimate, creating Christmas zombies. All of the children get in on the act of hacking the heads off of the zombies, with garden implements. I think there should be a video.
 
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You thought Santa's super sleigh was bad...



What's even worse, is I have this on cassette tape.  
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My 6 song suggestions from earlier today have yet to hit the poll. 😶
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I can't stand "Last Christmas" by Wham.  I don't really like much Christmas music period but this one actually made my head whip around at work much to the glee of Christmas music lovers, although they did agree to change station after that.  :)
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I'm making an Apple Poll based on this thread: https://permies.com/t/60678/worst-Christmas-songs#609378. What is your least-favorite Christmas song? What one makes you cringe? Or are there a bunch you hate? Vote here!

[applepoll]

And, if you have songs not on the list, mention them and I (or another Gardener/Steward) will add it in for you!!!



I got an email inviting me to this forum, I read through the list and when I saw "Chipmunks Roasting On An Open Fire" I had to google it because never heard of it, after finding lyrics and reading I was appalled, joke or not, NOT funny to me. I hate that on more than any others. Even if some others on the list are considered cheezy by some or fuddy duddy, at least they are in a happy spirit of holidays.
 
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maggie leiterman wrote:
... I read through the list and when I saw "Chipmunks Roasting On An Open Fire" I had to google it because never heard of it, after finding lyrics and reading I was appalled, joke or not, NOT funny to me. ...



Yeh, that song creeped me out as a kid.  I'm still not good with it.

The only one I found more disturbing as a kid (and maybe as an adult) is the one where some big judgemental bloke is watching me sleeping and awake and even reads my mind.  Stranger Danger was a big thing where I was growing up and more than one of my schoolmates ended up missing or worse.  I was taught from an early age to be wary of strange men watching me.  And here there is this one in a funny suit watching me sleep and there's nothing I can do about it.  Many nightmares.  



 
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Cris Fellows wrote:I can't stand "Last Christmas" by Wham.  I don't really like much Christmas music period but this one actually made my head whip around at work much to the glee of Christmas music lovers, although they did agree to change station after that.  :)



UGH. I hate that one, too. Thankfully I haven't heard it for a few years, therefor why it wasn't on the list. It is now!
 
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Dominic the Christmas Donkey - I'm assuming it's a cultural favorite SOMEWHERE, but I can't stand it - HEEHAWW!!!
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Miles Flansburg wrote:


Now that is the worst one for sure.
 
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My husband just said that the dog Jingle Bells one is the worst for him, and then the 12 days of Christmas - in any version.  He also said, "The 12 days  song is basically the Christmas version of '100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall'".  ha!
 
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