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WORST Christmas Songs Ever - Vanity
11/19/2012 | VRWCmember

Posted on 11/19/2012 9:17:52 PM PST by VRWCmember

As some radio stations have already begun playing Christmas Songs, it is time once again to compile our annual list of the absolute worst musical offerings of the season. The first three songs on my list are pretty much indisputibly the worst songs ever written as musical celebrations of the season. The fourth I've only heard recently but immediately recognized that it certainly belongs in any top ten list of worst Christmas songs. The rest of the list should be wide open, so please post your contributions. Here is my top four songs on the list, with the top three being considered beyond debate:

1. Happy Xmas War is Over, by John Lennon
2. Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time, by Paul McCartney
3. Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart, by George Michael / Wham?
4. Must Be Santa, by Bob Dylan


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Please share your contributions for the list of worst Christmas songs ever.
1 posted on 11/19/2012 9:17:58 PM PST by VRWCmember
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Peter Pan Caroleers - I Want an Elephant for Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YdiVtWQiOg


2 posted on 11/19/2012 9:20:43 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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Dominick The Italian Christmas Donkey....without a doubt, after hearing it maybe three times during the season it sticks in my head till well after Jan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQrdxtWgHbE


3 posted on 11/19/2012 9:23:56 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: VRWCmember

Anything with singing dogs or cats.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 9:28:06 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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All Christmas/Political songs like the ones with billionaires preaching to us to help the poor when all they have to do is go there, give all their money away and live in their neighborhoods spending the rest of their lives handing out food, building bridges and new homes for them.

Grandma got ran over by a reindeer

Adam Sandler’s The Thanksgiving Song (which bleeds into the Christmas Season so far it’s heard all the way until New Years.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 9:28:25 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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Bruce Springsteen’s grating version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” which the radio insists on playing during the holidays. When it comes on I can’t turn my radio off fast enough.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 9:36:24 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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Christmas At Ground Zero
by Weird Al Yankovic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t039p6xqutU

The Night Santa Went Crazy
by Weird Al Yankovic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-Mce9VpmY

Westside
by Doctor Dyke and The Cinnamon Cowboys
http://www.myspace.com/drdyke/music/songs/westside-27040569

Smells Like Xmas Spirit
by Doctor Dyke and The Cinnamon Cowboys
http://www.myspace.com/drdyke/music/songs/smells-like-xmas-spirit-27040567


7 posted on 11/19/2012 9:37:09 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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“Ho,Ho,Ho (Who’d Want to be a Turkey at Christmas?)” —Elton John circa 1973.


8 posted on 11/19/2012 9:38:08 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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Last Christmas is a great song, how about the barking dogs?


9 posted on 11/19/2012 9:39:32 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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For accuracy? I Saw Three Ships. If they were sailing into Bethlehem, they were airships.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 9:44:37 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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I have hundreds of comedy/novelty/goofy Christmas Songs and over 20 hours of the fabulous (now long discontinued) “Special X” program from XM Radio, and love ‘em all. The more weird, awful, irreverent, naughty, etc - the better.

Except one. I don’t know what the name of this monstrosity is, but it’s a spoken word thing about a little girl in an orphanage named “Mary Christmas” and it makes me want to climb up in the belltower with an AK47! SO I settle for mentally dragging the needle across the record grooves and hit the skip button. It is truly beyond the pale, and I like the pale.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 9:45:05 PM PST by bigbob
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To: fidelis

Yep. Just what I was going to say. Usually I break the radio.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 9:48:32 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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Not worst but most touching - I’ll Be Home For Christmas - salute to troops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isZ8MBQQNxk


13 posted on 11/19/2012 9:50:41 PM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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Where would King Diamond’s No Presents For Christmas fit on this list . . . ?
14 posted on 11/19/2012 9:52:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: VRWCmember
That stupid Beach Boys song. I have successfully blocked the title from my memory bank so don't nobody post the name of it.

Also Little Drummer Boy.

15 posted on 11/19/2012 9:53:23 PM PST by Texas Eagle (1)
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Santa is a Psycho by Dan Hart- oh wait, I LOVE this song!
16 posted on 11/19/2012 9:55:39 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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Spike Jones: All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69W1mpBQPJE


17 posted on 11/19/2012 9:57:17 PM PST by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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I’m sure I’ll get a bunch of “Oh, I love that song” comments, but I absolutely hate “Toy Packaging” by Sara Groves.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 9:57:31 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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I can’t let this thread go without a Long Distance Dedication to our Special Friend, Bawney Fwank, in this festive season:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU8IQqcq270


19 posted on 11/19/2012 9:58:44 PM PST by bigbob
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No matter who sings it, I always hated the
Pa-rumpa-dump-a-frumpy-lumpy-ump song....

Dump that song in the sump! Please!


20 posted on 11/19/2012 9:58:50 PM PST by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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Bark,Bark,Bark.... Bark,Bark,Bark... Bark, Bark.... Bark,Bark,Bark.


21 posted on 11/19/2012 9:59:28 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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Slade-Here it is merry Christmas


22 posted on 11/19/2012 9:59:41 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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Aww shucks....I love Paul McCartney’s A Wonderful Christmas Time. I never did like Burl Ives “Have A Holly, Jolly Christmas”......ugh.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 10:00:36 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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Anything by Kenny G., Barry Malinow, Brbra, Lionel Richchey.


24 posted on 11/19/2012 10:01:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Drunk Santa - De Va La Gött
25 posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:00 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: stilloftyhenight
Anything with singing dogs or cats.

How about chipmunks?

26 posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:23 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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Some song about buying shoes for somebody dying at Christmas. Treacly, maudlin, yecch. Heard it once, which was too much.


27 posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:41 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: moose07
The Slade song you’re referring to is actually called Merry Christmas Everybody . . . and if it were not played to death every blasted December in the British Isles and beyond, it might be tolerable.

The other song that gets played to death over there is I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by a band called Wizzard (lead singer Roy Wood, formerly of ELO). Those two songs get played so much together, they begin to meld together after a while . . . total horrors.
28 posted on 11/19/2012 10:05:15 PM PST by Olog-hai
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I may be the only one but I hate “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Im not even sure why but I even prefer barking dogs to that one.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 10:05:24 PM PST by Tramonto
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A King Diamond reference. :-)

“Jingle Hell” by Wargasm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggVMtGPC_1s


30 posted on 11/19/2012 10:07:32 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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“Santa Baby” by Madonna.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ycWObpi73Y


31 posted on 11/19/2012 10:08:42 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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Now I make a distinction between songs about the real Christmas—especially the great Christian Christmas hymns, which are rarely heard on the radio—between that, and what passes for “Christmas” in the pop culture, and which is played on the radio from mid-November up UNTIL Christmas, and then it suddenly stops, just as the real Christmas (the twelve days) is getting underway. I don’t mind some of the pop “Christmas” songs—they can be fun or cute or nostalgiac—but I don’t confuse them with real Christmas.


32 posted on 11/19/2012 10:11:00 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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12 Days of Christmas
by Bob and Doug MacKenzie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2oPio60mK4

Santa and His Old Lady
by Cheech and Chong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSH9ryRzHQ4


33 posted on 11/19/2012 10:12:51 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Olog-hai

How about “Danny Boy”?

Oops! Wrong thread!


34 posted on 11/19/2012 10:15:56 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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3) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

2) Holly, Jolly Christmas

1) Fleas Navy, Dad Okay; okay! José Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad (almost as bad to listen to as 96 Tears the rest of the year)

Runner up: Jingle Bell Rock


35 posted on 11/19/2012 10:17:06 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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Feliciano covered the wrong Doors tune. Shoulda been “Horse Latitudes” instead.


36 posted on 11/19/2012 10:19:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: stilloftyhenight
Especially when it’s by Doctor Demento, yes?
37 posted on 11/19/2012 10:22:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: bigbob
I have hundreds of comedy/novelty/goofy Christmas Songs and over 20 hours of the fabulous (now long discontinued) “Special X” program from XM Radio, and love ‘em all. The more weird, awful, irreverent, naughty, etc - the better

There was a talking blues version of A Christmas Carol that I heard, only once, back in the late seventies. IIRC, it was in a ghetto setting and used inner city vernacular. It may have been recorded before then. Are you familiar with it?

38 posted on 11/19/2012 10:27:36 PM PST by Roccus
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To: Alaska Wolf

“How about chipmonks?”


“Merry Christmas From Brooklyn”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy2nzZqGGsY


39 posted on 11/19/2012 10:36:28 PM PST by Roccus
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To: VRWCmember; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

40 posted on 11/19/2012 10:40:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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anything wayne newton


41 posted on 11/19/2012 10:40:23 PM PST by BOOHA
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How about posting your favorite Christmas song(s)? Mine has always been this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHaqsQRd0UQ


42 posted on 11/19/2012 10:40:47 PM PST by Kevin in California
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An Old Fashioned Christmas
Linda Somebody

(A bunch of people get killed in a bus crash—but screw them!—Daddy got home safe.)


43 posted on 11/19/2012 10:42:25 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: VRWCmember; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

44 posted on 11/19/2012 10:44:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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3. Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart, by George Michael / Wham?

Gotta’ be the absolute worst ever . . . I get mad when I hear this piece of garbage over loud speakers. Good God.


45 posted on 11/19/2012 10:46:56 PM PST by laweeks
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46 posted on 11/19/2012 10:48:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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47 posted on 11/19/2012 10:49:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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48 posted on 11/19/2012 10:52:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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49 posted on 11/19/2012 10:55:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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“Do They Know It's Christmas?”
God, I hate this song. It is pretentious, repetitive, and just plain awful.
OVER AND OVER. Makes me pine for February!
50 posted on 11/19/2012 10:56:45 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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