We have had enough of hearing about “holiday lights,” “holiday shopping,” “holiday songs,” and the “holiday season” that we shall have to introduce a negative post here. Now you know we are not a negative person, so really this will just be a bit of thinly disguised levity. We recently discussed with a friend what the worst Christmas songs of all time were and concluded that a top five list was in order. The criteria: A nationally popular song; as written, not as covered; although a particularly bad or good cover might tip the scales one way or the other; a cover is eligible for dishonorable mention. So here they are, our top five worst Christmas songs of all time:
1. Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas-time
2. So This is Christmas (War is Over)
3. Little Saint Nick
4. Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer
5. Santa Baby
- Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey
- Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Bruce Springsteen)
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do you have a Christmas song to nominate? Nominations will almost certainly make dishonorable mention.