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POLL: What Are the Most Obnoxious Holiday Songs?

It's that dreadful time of year when stores, restaurants, and radio stations are all blaring Christmas music, leavened with the occasional song about icy weather, shopping, or strange old men watching small children.

If you work in retail or shop in a mall, you have little choice about the Muzak. But this poll will let you express your true feelings. Please note that these are American Christmas songs, not hymns or carols. I've arranged them by theme, although many could belong to several different categories. And many of these are songs I myself love. Some of them I loathe. You don't have to agree with me.

Feel free to comment with any songs I've forgotten, plus complaints about other holiday annoyances, including but not limited to the cultural hegemony of Christianity, the distortion of the religious meaning of the season, the expense of shopping, the crowds at the mall, and the horrors of spending time with your family or in-laws.


Poll #1499655 Season's Keenings: What Are the Worst Holiday Songs?

What's the worst song about Santa?

"Back Door Santa"
6(10.5%)
"Boogie Woogie Santa Claus"
2(3.5%)
"Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)"
5(8.8%)
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
10(17.5%)
"Must Be Santa"
4(7.0%)
"Santa Baby"
17(29.8%)
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
5(8.8%)
"Santa's Gonna Come in a Pickup Truck"
5(8.8%)
"Up On the House Top"
3(5.3%)

What's the worst song about gifts and wish lists?

"All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"
21(35.6%)
"All I Want for Christmas Is You"
13(22.0%)
"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"
7(11.9%)
"Jolly Old St. Nicholas"
5(8.5%)
"Toyland"
7(11.9%)
"The Twelve Days of Christmas"
6(10.2%)

What's the worst song about feeling miserable at the holiday (if you didn’t feel miserable before you hear the song, you will after)

"Blue Christmas"
11(20.8%)
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
11(20.8%)
"Christmas Ain't Christmas (Without the One You Love)"
2(3.8%)
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
14(26.4%)
"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)"
15(28.3%)

What's the worst song about kids at Christmas?

"Babes in Toyland"
6(10.5%)
"Baby's First Christmas"
13(22.8%)
"The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"
38(66.7%)

What's the worst song about war, peace, starvation, and other things that make Americans feel smug and/or guilty at the holiday?

"Christmas at Ground Zero"
11(20.0%)
"Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24"
6(10.9%)
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
31(56.4%)
"Happy Xmas (War is over)"
7(12.7%)

What's the worst song expressing the desirability of various types of Christmas?

"The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)"
2(3.4%)
"Christmas Time Is Here"
3(5.2%)
"Feliz Navidad"
10(17.2%)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
8(13.8%)
"A Holly Jolly Christmas"
7(12.1%)
"(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays"
3(5.2%)
"It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas"
2(3.4%)
"It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"
15(25.9%)
"Merry Christmas, Baby"
4(6.9%)
"Silver Bells"
4(6.9%)

What's the worst song exhorting you to add rock music to your holiday experience?

"Another Rock N' Roll Christmas"
17(31.5%)
"Jingle Bell Rock"
18(33.3%)
"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"
19(35.2%)

What's the worst song establishing a new Christmas myth?

"Frosty the Snowman"
6(9.5%)
"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"
33(52.4%)
"The Little Drummer Boy"
17(27.0%)
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
5(7.9%)
"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"
2(3.2%)

What's the worst song about cold weather and/or outmoded method of transportation for Christmas?

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"
26(47.3%)
"Jingle Bells"
1(1.8%)
"Let It Snow"
4(7.3%)
"Sleigh Ride"
7(12.7%)
"White Christmas"
5(9.1%)
"Winter Wonderland"
12(21.8%)
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