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Well, it had to happen sooner or later. December is upon us and that can only mean one thing: National Bathtub Party Day is swiftly approaching (Dec. 5, to be exact).

Ha! I kid, I kid. It means CHRISTMAS is almost here.

And of course, with Christmas comes Christmas music. Lots of it. Playing over and over again. And over and over and over and over and over and over (how long you think I can keep this up?) and over and over and over and over.

And over.

No matter where you go this month, you're bound to hear it, from the generic Muzak of retail stores that vaguely sound Christmas-y to Mariah Carey belting out how all she wants for Christmas is you while you're eating at a restaurant.

Now me, personally, I love Christmas music. I listen to it at work on Pandora and then when I get home through my "Sounds of the Season" channel. However, not all Christmas songs are good songs. And that's why the Huffington Post has compiled a list of the 9 most annoying Christmas songs you're bound to hear this season.

And so, without further ado, those songs are:

"Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney

"Christmas Shoes" by Newsong

"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen

"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" by Dr. Elmo (not to be confused with the red puppet)

"Jingle Bells" by The Jingle Dogs (if you haven't heard this, it will make you want to choke a puppy)

"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" by Gayla Peevey

"Santa Baby" by Madonna (everyone knows only Eartha Kitt can rock this tune).

And last but not least (OK, maybe least) "Last Christmas" by WHAM

Of course there are many more annoying Christmas songs out there (that "all I want for Christmas are my two front teeth" ditty is pretty mind-numbingly horrible). Anyone got any others to share?