December 5, 2010

Christmas Time is Here...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside...
And many more Christmas songs blaring from various sources.

Don't get me wrong. I love me some good Christmas music. I just like variety. And I don't appreciate the same song being played within 6 hours of previous playing-- even if it's a different person singing. It's still the SAME song.

I know everybody has their favorite Christmas songs. And I also know everybody has Christmas songs they absolutely can't stand. So I am writing today about those horrible Christmas songs-- I have taken care and weighed many options and compiled a list of my 10 least favorite Christmas songs. Feel free to disagree (But really, you shouldn't because these are BAD).

Christmas Songs I Wish Weren't...
  1. Christmas Shoes- Newsong
    Cheesy beyond all cheese. I feel no sympathy for the pathetic child in the song. So sue me.

  2. Santa Baby- ANY VERSION
    Horrible lyrics. What is she thinking-- singing to a creepy, fat man who comes into her house in the middle of the night?!? So wrong. I'll pass.

  3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Bruce Springsteen
    I know this song is considered a classic-- but this version really rubs me the wrong way. I think it's the way he shouts the lyrics. Lame.

  4. Happy Birthday Jesus
    No... Chances are Jesus wasn't even born around December. And what's with the children singing? Just stop.

  5. I Want a Hippopotamus
    This woman has a super annoying voice. And the lyrics don't make any sense. All I want for Christmas is for her to STOP SINGING!

  6. Feliz Navidad
    What the heck is the deal with this song? Is it just an easy way to teach our kids Spanish? Doubtful. It's repetitive and entirely overplayed.

  7. Where Are You Christmas- Faith Hill
    One word comes to mind: Barf. Where did Christmas go? It ran away after listening to this song.

  8. Grown-Up Christmas List- Amy Grant
    And I quote: "No more lives torn apart, that wars would never start, and time would heal our hearts. And everyone would have a friend, and right would always win, and love would never end..." I need to watch the Hallmark channel now...

  9. Blue Christmas- Elvis
    I have never been a fan of the King's voice. And this song does anything BUT get me into a holly-jolly mood.

  10. Chipmunk Christmas Song (Hula-Hoop)
    The chipmunks... Enough said.

And what about you? Feel free to share your likes/dislikes. I am always looking for more to add to my list.

5 comments:

  1. Dear Anna, I agree with every song on this list-- except for one. Feliz Navidad... For the simple reason that when my sister Rachael was around 8 or 9, she was convinced that the lyrics went "Release my behind" and sang that at top volume whenever it played. So now I just laugh my behind off whenever I hear it.

    I will add to your list though: The paster at our church was kind enough to share a link to a song on youtube called "Where's the line to see Jesus?" Oh. My. Gosh. It's awful. It's like Christmas Shoes, only it's a woman with a terrible voice. I want to claw my ears out. Also, there is a particular song that plays on the Christmas station at work... I can't say the title because then Stephen will read this and start singing it again and I have almost 30 hours of peace from this song. Also, Breath of Heaven. Use a little more breath, Amy Grant... Then maybe you'll pass out and not be able to sing anymore. Santa Claus got Stuck in my Chimmney: I will bet that this song plays about 900 times in the 6 hours I am at work this morning. So annoying.
    I could go on and on. It's getting to the point where I hate listening to Christmas music. So sad.

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  2. I like your list, but it's a lot easier to come up with songs you don't like. Try making a list of one's you do like and see how you fair. Comments on the songs in order:

    1) This songs makes everyone cry. Ban it.
    2) Yeah, I agree.
    3) Not a bad song, but probably not the artist who should sing it.
    4) Don't mind this so much when the cute kid sings it a church.
    5) The hippo song was written to help raise funds to bring a Hippo to the OKC zoo. True story.
    6) So much for multiculturalism.
    7) I like this one, but it makes women cry.
    8) Beautiful song - again, it makes every woman I know cry.
    9) Elvis + Christmas = barf.
    10) I can do the "I still want a hula-hoop" part in a chipmunk voice. Apparently it sounds just like the song.

    Enjoy the comments and come up with some songs you like.

    - Aaron

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  3. About Grown-Up Christmas List... the video is even worse than the song! The terrible 90s styles, the creepy shots of the kids smiling, lit candles on the tree (never a good idea), and the way Amy Grant keeps hugging herself... Yikes!


    To Heather: Cause we need a little Christmas, right this very minute!....

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  4. Yeah, I just don't like Christmas music that plays on the radio in general. I guess I'm like the Scrooge of Christmas songs. I have one or two CDs that I stick to for the most part. So, my list would be forever long - including most of the songs from your list (except for Feliz Navidad - I really do like that song). I would like to think I inspired a few of your choices.

    I was just thinking about the Chipmunks today at work. I wonder what people were thinking when they started playing those songs. I just don't understand.

    Great. I forgot about my chicken in the oven. Hopefully, I can still eat it.

    Oh, and I will be the Anonymous post on your blog from now on. Because that is how I roll.

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  5. Anonymous comments are creepy. Just sayin'. I could be anyone.

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