I leave the radio set to holiday music all season long. When we're in the car together, I sing loudly and bop around to the music. He groans and rolls his eyes a lot. I'm not sure if it's me or the music.
Granted, my favorite Christmas carols are the likes of "The Little Drummer Boy," so maybe I don't have the best taste in holiday music. And I must admit that Eric's right; there are some pretty God awful songs out there. Even I have to change the station on occasion.
Which brings me to an exciting game of....
Question: What are the top five worst Christmas carols of all time???
5. Happy XMas (War is Over)- John Lennon
As a Beatles fan, I feel like I shouldn't hate this song as much as I do, but it's just really annoying.
4. (Tie) Christmas Don't Be Late and Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Both of these songs are like MacDonald's. When you're a kid, you think it's awesome, but as an adult, it's disgusting.
3. The Twleve Pains of Christmas
Need I say more?
2. All I Want for Christmas- Maria Carey
Cheesy 90's Christmas music at its worst!
1. Anything by Mannheim Steamroller
I hate to sound like a music snob, but in what world do electric guitars and orchestras go together??
5. Last Christmas- Wham!
Oh, Wham!...Sigh... I think the real reason I hate this song so much is that every time I hear it, it gets stuck in my head for days on end. And it's just so, so, so terrible.
4. Merry Christmas, Darling- The Carpenters
"The logs on the fire fill me with desire." Really, lady?! Really? Karen Carpenter, you get a "That's what she said!" for that one. Vomit.
3. Do They Know it's Christmas? - Band Aid
There are so many offensive lyrics in this song I'm not sure where to even begin. The whole thing wreaks of colonialism if you ask me. No Christmas?! Wait.....no snow?! That's horrific. Wait...Miami doesn't get snow either?! Get a bunch of rich white guys to write a song for the Floridians too! (However misguided, this song did raise A LOT of money for the crisis in Ethiopia, and that, my friends, is the only reason this song is not number one on my list.)
2. The Twelve Pains of Christmas- Bob Rivers
As if the "Twelve Days of Christmas" wasn't already obnoxious enough, they just had to add "Hangovers" to the mix.
1. The Christmas Shoes- New Song
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I'd rather be hit in the face with a frying pan than listen to this song. It's like someone took the Lifetime Network, a sick puppy, Oprah's ovaries, and country music and put them in a blender together to create this song.
P.S. I'd just like to point out that I have both "All I Want for Christmas" and "Happy XMas, War is Over" on my Ipod, and I listen to them daily. I also happen to have the Mannheim Steamroller version of "Carol of the Bells." Suck it, Eric. Merry Christmas, ho, ho, ho!
Now it's your turn: What Christmas songs do you find most obnoxious?