Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Worst Christmas Songs Evah!

Maybe not the worst ever, but if I hear Paul McCartney simply having a wonderful Christmas time one more time I'm going to fling myself from a very high mound of snow. Below are the three Christmas songs that drive me insane every year, and a runner-up that I just don't like, but has not yet driven me insane.

1. "Wonderful Christmastime" - Paul McCartney
If I was deaf watching TV and the lyrics came up on the screen via closed captioning, I would stare at a flame for three days to purge the image from my brain.
2. "Last Christmas" - George Michael
"Last Christmas I gave you my heart. The very next day, you gave it away... blah!"
3. Happy Christmas (War is Over)- John Lennon
"War is over if you want it, war is over yeah... blah!"

Honorable mention:
4. Christmastime is Here- Charlie Brown
I don't know who really performs it, but it's a real snoozer, except when they miss their notes, then it's just grating.

On the other hand, while the 12 Days of Christmas song is usually pretty dreadful, since it's just long and repetitive, I enjoy this version by Straight No Chaser. In fact, we bought their whole Christmas ablum since it's so entertaining.


  1. I think I have to also agree 100% on those songs. I was just thinking that yesterday with your #3 pick. Ugh!!!! On the other hand that "All I want for Christmas is a Hippopotamus" is pretty cute. :)

  2. Just discovered Straight No Chaser. Love 'em! And I have to agree with Sherrill, the Hippopotamus one is still cute. My daughter still sings it nearly every day.