1. Christmas Shoes
I heard about 5 seconds of this one today in the car and I can't stop hearing it now. It isn't even a good song. It's intended to manipulate people and make them cry, just like all the fictional tearjerkers on Facebook.
2. Last Christmas
I really liked George Michael in both his Wham! and solo career, back in the olden days. I can't help but wonder if he was tired when he wrote this one.
George: "Sorry, I can't seem to think of any more rhymes. Let's just keep singing the same verse over and over. At the end, we'll shake it up a bit, but it will still be more of the same words."
|George, dude, you're wearing a wedding ring, why are you brooding about the chick who gave your heart away?|
3. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Apparently (according to wiki), telling "scary ghost stories" was a quaint old Victorian tradition, that's pretty much forgotten. My grandparents were born in 1900 and 1904, basically the end of the Victorian era, but you'd think it would have been a tradition when they were small and it would have been mentioned at some time or other. Either way, that's all I can think about when I hear this song. Obsessive much? Perhaps.
4. Sleigh Ride
While not a terrible song, per se, I am adding it to the list because it romanticizes something so uncomfortable. For a sleigh ride, you need snow. For snow, you need cold. We're looking at a wind chill of -30*F later this week. I don't like being cold. I'm cold all the time in the house, wearing layers. Brrr... So, yeah.
5. John Lennon's So This is Christmas
As someone in the household says, "He's a hippy." I'm sure there's more to it than that, but it for sure makes the list of annoying Christmas songs.
What makes your "cringeworthy Christmas songs" list?