Monday, December 08, 2008

Worst Christmas Single Ever

An amusing list of loathed Christmas Singles. But I'm not sure how a self-professed curmudgeon missed the greatest offender of them all: Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney.

7 comments:

DarkoV said...

What about that countryish twang of an earboil? You know, that alleged Reindeer malfeasance rendered onto a familial septogenerian?

What kind of grandkids were these to force the poor old woman to walk home on her own?

DarkoV said...

..but your choice is the top one to cause any charitable soul to shed his/her Christmas joy.

Although....my personal all-time Xmas enema of sound is any version of "Little Drummer Boy".

Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, indeed.

Whisky Prajer said...

I believe there is a special circle in Hell where Christmas novelty songs are played on an endless loop. As for LDB, it defies reason how it became part of the Christmas soundtrack. So many artists who demonstrate normally impeccable taste in song selection nevertheless include it in their Christmas offerings. Bleah. The only version I don't seem to notice is Vince Guaraldi's -- quite an achievement, really.

Joel said...

Worst Christmas song ever: "Last Christmas" by Wham

Whisky Prajer said...

Funny: I was certainly around when Wham had their day of hay, but I do not recall that song. It's probably for the best.

Yahmdallah said...

No kidding. You just KNOW McCartney thought "Well, I've made a new birthday song, gotta have a Christmas song, and my collection will be complete!" Gad, I hate that song. It's especially horrendous coming over a public PA at the mall. The incessant jingle bells and the insipid repetition of the chorus makes you want to fill a Christmas stocking with putrescence.

And from the list you linked to: Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano. My family uses this song to torture one another if someone won't stop humming a tune after being asked not to. It's sticky and it makes you want to navidie.

Whisky Prajer said...

Ha! I suspect just about every family has the musical equivalent of running fingernails over the chalkboard, achieving that "If mom's not happy, no-one's happy" family effect.