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.
What's the worst song about Santa?
What's the worst song about gifts and wish lists?
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)
What's the worst song about kids at Christmas?
What's the worst song about war, peace, starvation, and other things that make Americans feel smug and/or guilty at the holiday?
What's the worst song expressing the desirability of various types of Christmas?
What's the worst song exhorting you to add rock music to your holiday experience?
What's the worst song establishing a new Christmas myth?
What's the worst song about cold weather and/or outmoded method of transportation for Christmas?