What is your favorite, and LEAST favorite, Christmas song?

  1. So let's have some fun.

    Last night, while bored, I did a Google search of the worst Christmas songs of
    all time. Some of them are pretty bad. For the most part, Christmas music
    annoys me but this time of the year I tolerate it, and even get in the
    mood for it every now and then. Who doesn't?

    So tell us, what are your least favorite Christmas songs? The ones that
    make you want to put a screwdriver in your ear every time that awful
    song comes on Magic 98.1, or whatever your local adult contemporary
    station is called!

    And then, we'll be merry and name our FAVORITE songs! Because
    we can't be Scrooge all of the time!
    Last edit by Brian S. on Dec 21, '17
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  3. by   NurseCard
    I'll go first.

    LEAST favorites: I have two...

    _Santa Baby_ by Taylor Swift.... Okay. So Madonna came out with a version of
    this song back in the 80's that was pretty bad. Still, she tried to sing like Betty
    Boop, and did try to give the song a little bit of the same personality that
    Eartha Kitt gave the original song. Well... then Taylor Swift came along and did
    a version of the song that made Madonna's version sound AMAZING. I mean...
    seriously... you can't sing _Santa Baby_ *straight*. You can't just walk up to
    a microphone and sing the words like your singing a jingle for the local
    Tractor's Supply, or something. You gotta give that song a LOT of personality.
    Taylor Swift gave it, zero. Zero. Now God bless 'er, she was probably only
    15 or something when she sang it, so you know, give her a break. I guess.

    _Christmas Shoes_ by NewSong. This is the saddest song ever written by
    anyone, ever. Ever. Okay, the song _Name_ by another Christian rock band
    called Fireflight, comes very close. Anyway, I'm generally driving down the
    road while I'm listening to this music on Kiss 96.9, and I really don't need
    to be crying my eyes out while I'm trying to drive on solid black ice. Okay????

    Now for my FAVORITES. Yay!!

    _Last Christmas_ by Wham! Say what you want about this song.. I'm a
    total 80's girl and I love it!!! Can't stop bopping along when I hear it! Which...
    is also dangerous when you are trying to drive on black ice. Taylor Swift
    also did a version of this song... which, compared to _Santa Baby_, was okay.

    _Santa Claus Is Comin To Town_ by Bruce Springsteen. I actually saw this
    one in a list of worst Christmas songs ever. HOW, can anyone hate this?
    You would have to be a Springsteen-hating Conservative to hate this one!
    Which actually... I AM conservative and I don't much care for Bruce's
    political views. But I gotta forgive him because there's NOTHING,
    NOTHING, like hearing him ask Clarence if he's been practicin' real hard,
    so Santa will bring him a new Saxophone!!!
  4. by   abbnurse
    Remember the version of "Jingle Bells" with the barking dogs? That always cracked me up.


    I DO NOT like "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" ! Very disturbing.

    I love Wham!'s "Last Christmas".

    Also love Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas", and John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War is Over) " makes me cry, every time.

    I could go on and on !
  5. by   Lil Nel
    Favorites: Judy Garland, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," her voice is so very sad, yet beautiful.
    Wham,! "Last Christmas," What more can be said about this song?
    Mariah Carey, "All I Want For Christmas, Is You," Reminds me of my favorite movie, "Love Actually."
  6. by   BCgradnurse
    I absolutely hate the music from the Charlie Brown Christmas special. It's the most depressing music I've ever heard.

    I love John Lennon's "Happy Christmas", Bruce Springteen's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", and The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping".
  7. by   Farawyn
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I absolutely hate the music from the Charlie Brown Christmas special. It's the most depressing music I've ever heard.

    I love John Lennon's "Happy Christmas", Bruce Springteen's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", and The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping".
    FIE!!!

    I love Charlie Brown!!!

    Dislike: Do They Know It's Christmas Time?...all because of Bono's line, "Well tonight, Thank God it's them instead of youuuuuuuuuuuu...."

    Dislike: Christmas Shoes

    Dislike: Mele Kalekimaka (or whatever.) The Hawaiian Christmas song. My ex's favorite.


    Like: Donny Hathaway- This Christmas [Original] - YouTube

    Like: The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (Music Video) - YouTube

    Like: Merry Christmas, Darling - The Carpenters - YouTube

    And pretty much ANY rendition of O Holy Night.
  8. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from Farawyn
    FIE!!!

    I love Charlie Brown!!!

    Dislike: Do They Know It's Christmas Time?...all because of Bono's line, "Well tonight, Thank God it's them instead of youuuuuuuuuuuu...."

    Dislike: Christmas Shoes

    Dislike: Mele Kalekimaka (or whatever.) The Hawaiian Christmas song. My ex's favorite.


    Like: Donny Hathaway- This Christmas [Original] - YouTube

    Like: The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (Music Video) - YouTube

    Like: Merry Christmas, Darling - The Carpenters - YouTube

    And pretty much ANY rendition of O Holy Night.
    I like Charlie Brown, I just hate the music of that one special!
  9. by   cardiacfreak
    My least liked is by John Denver, Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk For Christmas.

    My favorite is by Rod Stewart, Merry Christmas Baby
  10. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I dread that the season is REALLY upon us...at the first hearing of "Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum", especially if it is played before Thanksgiving.
    (Sure, Mary said, go ahead and wake the kid up just after I got him to sleep.)
    "The ox and lamb kept time, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum"??? The accompanying cartoon of said animals bobbing their heads from side to side...but they are not in sync with the'music'. Huh! ARGH!

    I get quite tired of Burl Ives "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" about half way through the first time it is played during the season.

    I'm not sure of my favorite. If I find/hear one that I enjoy, I'll come back and let you know.
  11. by   abbnurse
    I also love Elton John's "Step Into Christmas" and Emerson, Lake and Palmer's "I Believe in Father Christmas" .
  12. by   amoLucia
    "Little Drummer Boy" with Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Cannot be beat!

    Go easy on Taylor Swift. Back in 2010 or so, when Tennessee got hit with terrible flooding, she donated $500,000 to the restoration of the Grand Ole Opry.

    $500,000 = half a million dollars. I think she was 17 years old. She also takes up other causes.

    While I don't care for any of her music, she earned my respect with that donation.
  13. by   Farawyn
    Quote from amoLucia
    "Little Drummer Boy" with Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Cannot be beat!

    Go easy on Taylor Swift. Back in 2010 or so, when Tennessee got hit with terrible flooding, she donated $500,000 to the restoration of the Grand Ole Opry.

    $500,000 = half a million dollars. I think she was 17 years old. She also takes up other causes.

    While I don't care for any of her music, she earned my respect with that donation.
    Agreed.
    She is trying to step beyound her box and always has.

    Cardiac freak, waht??? John Denver has a song like that?
  14. by   BCgradnurse
    Since it's Hanukkah, I have to mention Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Song

    Adam Sandler - The Hanukkah Song - YouTube

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