Wednesday, December 15, 2010

5 Most Annoying and 5 Most Adored Christmas Songs

These are the songs that cause me to sit with my finger ready on the radio buttons, to rid myself of this obnoxious noise like a hot potato.

1. Little Drummer Boy (except for the Bing Crosby/David Bowie version)
2. Christmas Shoes
3. Happy Christmas (The War is Over)
4. The Twelve Days of Christmas
5. Do You Hear What I Hear

Ironically, the song voted most annoying by the general public (Last Christmas by Wham!) does grate my cheese, just not nearly as much as those listed above.

These songs are hot chocolate for the soul.

1. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie/Bing Crosby 
2. I'll Be Home For Christmas - any crooner or Karen Carpenter
3. The Christmas Waltz - Karen Carpenter
4. Count Your Blessings - Bing Crosby
5. White Christmas

Ok, so I can't stop at five -here are four runners-up:

6. Little Colored Lights - Susan Egan 
7. Marshmallow World - Dean Martin
8. Merry Christmas, Darling - Karen Carpenter
9. It's not the Presents Under my Tree - Eva Cassidy

(I realized I like way too many Christmas songs, how can I not mention these gems?   Oh Holy Night, A Christmas Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Let it Snow!, Baby It's Cold Outside, Snow, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Silver Bells, Joy to the World, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Somewhere in my Memory, etc. etc. etc.)

What are your favorites or least favorites?


S.R. Braddy said...

I LOVE this list! I should make one of my own... except I hate most Christmas songs.

miss kristen said...

First Elf now Christmas songs in general? I'm beginning to think you have no soul...

I like most traditional Christmas songs-but the Carpenter's Christmas album will always be one of my favorites.

My hate list is identical to yours except I'm adding WAM! to the list. It's terrible.

Unknown said...

If I hear christmas shoes again I may kill myself. It is entirely too depressing.

Most Happy Girl said...

Feliz Navidad should be banned completely. The only version of 12 Days of Christmas that is allowed near me is by a group called Straight, No Chaser. All other need to be erased from my memory.

Most loved: Little Drummer Boy with Bing and David

Jon said...

Have you heard the Charlie Brown version of Little Drummer Boy? It's amazing!

I have to add a song to the hate list. Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartny. I don't know anyone who likes it.

Larissa said...

Oh amen! I totally agree with you guys (Most Happy Girl & Jon) on the other ones that should be banned!

Glad you share my love for Bing & Bowie!