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Grandma got run over by a reindeer? really? elder abuse 15 19.48%
The Chipmunks Christmas song. 15 19.48%
Santa Baby, lol, doesn't he have a wife!! 7 9.09%
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas 12 15.58%
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Poll: The annual "horrible Christmas carol" poll
Old 12-05-2017, 06:14 AM   #1
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Poll: The annual "horrible Christmas carol" poll

Generally I'm a big lover of the holidays, "goodwill to men and raise a glass type" of gal. I also like Christmas carols, I will admit I liked them better back in the old days when they did not start playing them in October but that's a gripe for another day.

Anyhoo, there are some songs though that have me ready to celebrate Hanukkah.

My all time, cringe worthy song...That stupid chipmunks song..I hate that song with nuclear capability.

runners up.

James brown's "santa clause go straight to the Ghetto". really James?, most folks are trying to get "out" of the hood.

and the Christmas shoes because nothing says happy holidays like hearing about some kid trying to buy shoes for his dying mother.

I included a poll but realize that there are so many candidates. feel free to add your own.
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I voted "other". This one gets my vote:

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My all-time hate, because of its treacle, bouncy meter, and gender-specific toy references, is "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas." I have loathed that song since I was a little girl, who wanted (but did not receive) boys' toys, and didn't like dolls.

I also don't like Wham's "Last Christmas" (treacly, earworm, creepy references to wrapping heart in paper and putting it in a box) or "Santa Baby" (just plain icky).

I love novelty Christmas songs, the sillier/rauncher/edgier the better. I know it's wicked of me, but I know all the words to "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer." It's not elder abuse, it's a cautionary tale. Grandma was obviously unpopular, Grandpa is happier with her gone, and she basically dug her own grave by drinking too much eggnog, not taking her medication, and staggering out the door into the snow despite family's efforts to stop her.
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I voted other.
I detest the song "The Little Drummer Boy", especially the obnoxious refrain. I don't care who sings or how its arranged, its like nails on a chalk board to me.
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I detest the song "The Little Drummer Boy", especially the obnoxious refrain. I don't care who sings or how its arranged, its like nails on a chalk board to me.
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I detest the song "The Little Drummer Boy", especially the obnoxious refrain. I don't care who sings or how its arranged, its like nails on a chalk board to me.
That would be my candidate as well.
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I love novelty Christmas songs, the sillier/rauncher/edgier the better. I know it's wicked of me, but I know all the words to "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer." ....
+1. The McKenzie brothers' "twelve days ..." also brings a smile to my face.

(And I am with bclover in detesting the chipmunks christmas song!)
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Novelty songs don't bother me as long as they die out after a year. I object to every artist producing a Christmas Album. It was a novelty when Elvis did it, but it got old quickly.
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Annie Lennox is one of my favorite artists, but her version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” is cringeworthy.
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There are two radio stations locally that play every version of every Christmas, oops, "holiday" song through December 25th. Don't use those buttons on the car radio during that time.
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To me, obnoxious Christmas music in stores is one more reason to shop online. I hate all of it. Bah humbug!
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I was, and still remain, a bit of a "Grinch". Didn't know it at the time, but I suffer from light deprivation seasonal depression so growing up in the extreme northern midwest made me a miserable person and a miserable person to be around during the Christmas season.

I've moved South and it has considerably eased the seasonal depression, along with the knowledge of why I feel so down this time of year, but I continue to cringe at most Holiday music.

I think it's the repetitious play. You can't seem to get away from it, every store, every outside walking mall....if I hear "frosty the snowman" one more time........

Those of us that cringe can grin and bear it for a few weeks, thankfully only about 6 weeks, to give pleasure to those fortunate souls that seem to enjoy it.
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I voted for "other". Can't stand "Merry Xmas (War is Over)". I think it's Yoko's voice that gets me.
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There are two radio stations locally that play every version of every Christmas, oops, "holiday" song through December 25th. Don't use those buttons on the car radio during that time.
My favorite (music) radio stations plays a lot of Christmas songs this time of year, of course, and it becomes difficult (and annoying) to keep having to switch to different stations on the car radio to find one which isn't playing a Christmas song or isn't in a 3 or 4-minute commercial break.

Being born Jewish but have been an atheist since I was 13 (41 years ago), this time of year holds no meaning to me at all. Just get me to December 26th as soon as possible so all the holiday stuff can go away, from the songs on the radio to the TV ads to holiday decorations. I'm a Scrooge, and I'm damn proud of it!
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I detest the song "The Little Drummer Boy", especially the obnoxious refrain. I don't care who sings or how its arranged, its like nails on a chalk board to me.
Add me to this. I change the radio station when it comes on in the car.
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John and George happy to be gone

I hate to join in disparaging former Beatles, but I can't stand McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas time".

Sir Paul probably felt some pressure to record his own yuletide song, but he just mailed it in on this one.

Now, having had to consider the poll question, that annoying tune is stuck in my head. Simply having... Arrgh!
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