What are the 5 Worst Christmas Songs ? Bruce Springsteen made the list
THE 5 WORST CHRISTMAS SONGS
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The holiday season isn’t all about presents under the tree, family dinners and mistletoe-inspired smooches.
There’s also a downside to the so-called “most wonderful time of the time.” And that’s having to listen to some really bad Christmas tunes played over and over.
We’re not talking all Christmas music. We love the the good stuff – of which, clearly, there is plenty. We dig hearing Nat King Cole croon “O, Little Town of Bethlehem,” Johnny Mathis take on “The Christmas Song,” Diana Krall jazz up “Let It Snow” and Lauren Daigle deliver a breathtaking “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” among so many others.
Where’s talking about the polar opposite, if you will. The following are our picks for the five worst Christmas songs of all time. We’d also like to hear your picks – so please comment below. (Yeah, we know that “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” will have its supporters – but, sorry, we grew up listening to the great Dr. Demento and kind of dig that one.)
The 5 worst Christmas songs as reported by Mercury News:
“Dominick the Donkey” – First recorded in 1960 by Lou Monte, “Dominick” has been annoying listeners during the holiday season ever since. Yet, raise your hand if you have ever tried to make the donkey noise? (Our hand is raised.)
“All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” – Legend has it that the song was written by grade school teacher Donald Yetter Gardner, who noticed that a bunch of kids in his class wearing missing teeth and speaking with lisps. The rest is history. The whistling sound is unbearable.
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” – We don’t have any issues with this song, generally speaking. But we just can’t stand the overly robust Bruce Springsteen version. Yeah, we know that some people really dig it. But we have no clue why. It’s really bad.
“Santa Baby” – It’s a holiday staple, but one that really needs to go bye-bye. The delivery might be sexy, but the lyrics celebrate pure greed. Asking Santa for a convertible, a yacht and the deed to a platinum mine? That’s hardly the kind of Christmas spirit that we want to celebrate.
“Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk on Christmas)” – Want to ruin the mood at a family dinner party? Just crank up this John Denver tune during the appetizers. Comment below or leave your least favorite.