Saturday, December 08, 2007

Least favorite Christmas song

I quite like Christmas music, esp. the Bing Crosby sort. Listening to the Christmas station though, you run the risk of listening to some real horrors. Here are my least faves.

3) Christmas Shoes. An aggressively saccharine and annoying song that implies that God makes people sick and die so that better off people remember what Christmas is about. Here is Patton Oswalt hating on the song.

2) Wonderful Christmas Time. This is one is godawful AND it is written by one of the greatest songwriters of all time. I suspect that McCartney figured he'd never write anything to equal Merry Christmas (War is Over) and decided to write the worst possible Christmas song.

1) Christmas in the Northwest. This one sounds like it was recorded in a car commercial session that got out of hand. So very bad. This one is only inflicted on those of us in the Pacific Northwest. Be glad if you live elsewhere.


Anonymous said...

I hate, hate, hate the Springsteen version of Santa Claus is Comin to Town. Especially the cheery E Street Ban bonhomie at the beginning. Steve

Tripp said...

Oh right, that is annoying. "You been practicing real hard so Santa will bring you a new saxophone?"

Do you have a position on the rocker Christmas songs? My spouse is a huge fan of the Waitresses's Christmas Wrapping.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I can't thank you enough for the Patton Oswalt link. I had never heard "Christmas Shoes," holy buckets, that is terrible. I've always avoided radio whenever possible during the holidays and now I know why.

Tripp said...

When I first heard the song, I was staggered by the scale of its badness. Patton Oswalt nails it nicely.