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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:55 AM
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What is your LEAST favorite Christmas song?
Mine is definitely "Silent Night." It's an annoying song as it is, but people have a tendancy to sing it incredibly s l o w l y, which means that any performance of it goes on for centuries. Plus, because of the "simple" melody, people love to have their children perform it, but the opening note is a hard tone for the kiddies to come in on, so they invariably sing the entire thing off-key in addition to the plodding tempo.

Silent indeed; whenever I hear that first agonizing syllable ("Siiiiiiiiiiiii..."), I literally want to stab my eardrums out with an icicle. Oh, and everything by Mannheim Steamroller sucks as well.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:10 PM
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1. I'll agree with the Steamroller bit, and add anything by
Celine Dion or that Trans-Siberian Orchestra (they are basically the Dream Theatre of the Christmas music circuit).

What do those bands (MS & T-SO) do all year? Do they do any non-Christmas music?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:13 PM
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2. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
The way they shout "Hark!"

It just rubs me the wrong way right off the bat.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:48 PM
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34. Now that you mention it...
Isn't that the tune that his daughter is playing when George Bailey "Snaps"?

But I like it anyway.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:13 PM
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3. That fuckin "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" thing.
First few times you heard it, amusing I suppose. Christ, it's like the "Stairway to Heaven" of the Christmas songs.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:26 PM
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12. That damn song makes my eye twitch!
I don't know how people don't just snap and mow down the entire food court area at the mall every time this asshole song comes on.
I hate it and I hate anyone who likes it...and that includes my own mother.
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:48 PM
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19. BINGO!
I consider it a successful Christmas if I manage not to hear it. It's becoming easier since I generally listen to Howard Stern on Sirius, Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy, via podcast, or holiday music I have on my iPod!


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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:27 PM
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24. My second choice.
Stupid song.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:56 PM
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41. yep
:thumbsup:
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:15 AM
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43. I hate it for very personal reasons.
My gran got run over on Christmas eve back in 84. Enough said.

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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:22 AM
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44. But as for Stairway to Heaven...
once you have heard Rolf Harris sing it, complete with wobbleboard and didgeridoo, then well... what more is there to say?

Here's one I found on Youtube... yes he absolutely murders the song but heck what a great way for the song to go down..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot8KBcPzAsw
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:13 PM
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4. "Christmas Shoes"
Hands down. :puke: Also any version of "Frosty the Snowman". That one seems to go on forever for me too. Oh--and the animated Frosty specials--both of them. "Happy Birthday!" GUUUUHHHHHH. May I borrow that icicle?
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:29 PM
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25. I HATE that song
Oh, yeah. Mommy's going to meet Jesus, and she needs NEW SHOES?

I'm getting a headache just thinking about it. :puke:
Julie
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:34 PM
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26. That's my number one...
In case you want to assault your ears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g11EBSibsgk
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:58 PM
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31. Until "Christmas Shoes"...
I did not think it was remotely possible to come up with a shittier Christmas song than "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer."
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:16 PM
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5. Toss-up.
Which do I detest more? The intensely annoying faux-coolness of Jinglebell Rock or the mind-numbing vapidity of that Paul McCartny abortion "Simply having a wonderful CHristmas time." Sorry SIR Paul, but repeating that line 800 million times won't make the song any better.

There are others that are more skin-peelingly sickening, but those two play all the time.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:53 PM
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10. The sad thing about the McCartney song
is that, as bad as it sucks, it was better than anything else he was recording at the time, like that disco shit song "Don't Say Goodnight Tonight" or that other disco shit song "Coming Up (Like a Flower)"
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:24 PM
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11. true
I feel like Lennon had most of the creativity while McCartney had most of the technical skill. While Lennon hit a few out of the park in the 1970s, most of what he wrote was pretty bizarre. On the other hand, McCartney made superficially good songs, but they lacked much imagination.
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:22 PM
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6. Let me preface this by saying that I hate all Christmas music,
but Little Drummer Boy is the worst. Every version of that song ever recorded is intolerable.
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soleiri Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:27 PM
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7. simp...ly hav...ing a wonderful Christmas time
simp...ly hav...ing a wonderful Christmas time
simp...ly hav...ing a wonderful Christmas time
simp...ly hav...ing a wonderful Christmas time
simp...ly hav...ing a wonderful Christmas time
simp...ly hav...ing a wonderful Christmas time
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:27 PM
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14. Who's he trying to convince? nt
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:29 PM
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8. I want to stab The Little Drummer Boy in the neck
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:46 PM
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9. Santa Baby.....n/t
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:26 PM
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13. We have a winnah!
The only reason that one is not at the top of my list is because the two I mentioned earlier are played everywhere.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:28 PM
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15. That freakin' Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time piece of Paul McCartney shit is a close secon
to Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer.....I swear whoever came up with that damn song needs to be beaten with the Festivus Pole.
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:32 PM
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16. JINGLE BELLS JINGLE BELLS JING JANGLE
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:58 PM
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22. Actually this version makes me laugh uncontrollably
It's so absurd.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:37 PM
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17. I spent 23 hours in labor on Dec. 24th in 1986.
The Hospital had crappy Christmas music on a loop, playing over the PA System.

There is very little Christmas Music that doesn't give me cramps...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:38 PM
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18. ANY Christmas song by the time I've heard 1857 times at any store.
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:53 PM
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20. "12 Days of Christmas" for the fact it never ends, but the worst is "Happy Holidays"
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:59 PM by DinoBoy
Unbelievably bad lyrics, awful music, hammy performance, and unfortunately a really catchy tune that will be stuck in your head for months.

http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/christmas_songs_lyric...

ON EDIT: To add that most performances of "O, Holy Night," which is a decent sounding song are ruined in that it ends up being screamed by professionals.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:56 PM
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21. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:57 PM by XemaSab
We had to sing that in chorus, and it sucked.

Every time I hear it I go searching for the scotch. x(
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:01 PM
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23. Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is the only proof I've encountered that there's
a hell. It will be what is playing there if such exists and I end up there, that's for sure.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:35 PM
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27. Do They Know it's Christmas (I think that's the title) comes to mind
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 04:37 PM by tigereye
as much as I admire what they were trying to do, and respect Bob Geldof...


it's so culturally offensive and vapid...
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:55 PM
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40. I hate hate hate that song.
:grr:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:47 PM
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28. Chimpmunks of course
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:58 PM
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29. "The Horst Wessel Song"
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:07 PM
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30. "The Little Drummer Boy."
I don't know what it is, but something about that song just makes me crazy!

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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:56 PM
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32. Little Drummer Boy
That piece of shit is the principal reason I'm a ground pounder in the War Against Christmas.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:50 PM
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35. I agree
LDB can go suck it!

I like most carols but that one makes me want to gnaw through the floor boards. :grr:

David Bowie makes it marginally tolerable.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:09 AM
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42. it's definitely the most annoying
my ears bleed when I hear it
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:43 PM
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33. I really get sick of all the generic "Log on the fire" songs
Every popular singer of the last 50 years seems obligated to create a whole album of these sappy "Isn't wonderful to be sitting by the fire this time of year" tunes.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:46 PM
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36. "Little Drummer Boy" in a landslide.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:47 PM by MilesColtrane
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:24 PM
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37. "White" Christmas
A racist little ditty by Irving Berlin.

:hide:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:25 PM
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38. Any played over a store loudspeaker. Too many years of working retail. nt
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:46 PM
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39. Christmas In America
A wretched piece of colonic flotsam by Pat Benatar.

Google the lyrics or YouTube it if you dare. :puke: :scared:
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:16 AM
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46. That song SUCKS!
I couldn't believe that was Pat Benatar doing that. How the mighty have fallen.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:14 AM
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45. Three Words:
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 08:14 AM by Mad_Dem_X
THE CHRISTMAS SHOES.

I'd rather have a root canal without anesthesia than listen to that shit. :puke:

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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:25 AM
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47. All. Of. Them.
Jan 2...I'm begging you to get here...NOW....PLEASE!
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:59 AM
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48. Any Damned One Of Them once I've heard it 100 times this year.
x(

Enough already!
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