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Buzz In: Which Holiday Songs Drive You Crazy?

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, the accompanying merry music can be heard everywhere you go. I love a good festive tune (I'm particularly partial to Sufjan Stevens's Songs For Christmas) but just like everyone else, there are certain classics that are like nails on the chalkboard for me. There seems to be a lot of backlash around Sugar HQ towards Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime," and my sister absolutely refuses to listen to "Christmas Shoes" if it comes on the radio.

Last year you all weighed in on your holiday favorites, but now let's turn the question around. Tell me, which holiday songs are you totally sick of hearing?

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bella21 bella21 6 years
Mariah Carey's All I want for X-mas is you...deno howw many guys that's been about that I substituted in the last 10+ years since grade school lol & siiiimply havin' a wonderful Christmas tiiiiime
QueenB75 QueenB75 6 years
xmas shoes...how is that supposed to bring in holiday cheer?
pink-elephant pink-elephant 6 years
"Grandma got run over by a reindeer" Ugh!! and "Santa Baby" Peggy Lee is the only one who can really pull that song off and make it work. My Favorites are any type of jazzy or swing type Christmas music. Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong=Amazing!
KWM KWM 6 years
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" The worst!
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 6 years
Definitely "Grandma got run over by a reindeer." And anything by Trans Siberian Orchestra. I liked them for a while, but then I had a co-worker who listened to NOTHING but them for two months before Christmas. It was years ago, and I am still traumatized!
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 6 years
I worked in Crate & Barrel for a few Holiday seasons in a row, so they played the same holidays songs cds over & over again. Needless to say I still cringe hearing every song I heard in the store to this day. Ugh.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 6 years
Eeee...quite a lot of them! I can't stand Santa Baby, ever since I heard it by this terribly whiny girl that sounded like she was about 14. It was normally a song I could tolerate, but that version just makes me want to rip my eardrums out.
littlekaren littlekaren 6 years
I think the vast winner is, "Feliz Navidad"... It gets my vote as well. Although I'm SO well-known for hating it, that my family loves to torment me with it every chance they get... and now I kind of smile when I hear it because I think of them taunting me.
care0531 care0531 6 years
OMG! I remember my retail working days and having to listen to christmas music all day everyday from October to December! They all got to me if I had to hear them long enough but I have to say the one song that gets me so stressed out is when it starts off "It's the most wonderful time of the year"! FREAKS ME OUT! I THINK OF EVERYTHING I STILL NEED TO GET DONE!!!
ladybirda ladybirda 6 years
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is the worst. It's so somber and plodding, there's nothing merry about it! And the Whitney Houston version is so bad I have to shut the radio off, she tries to sing a full scale on every note! Kinda glad her recording career is over.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 6 years
i hate "santa baby" and "rockin' around the christmas tree" more than anything else... "feliz navidad" is pretty awful too.
radarkitty radarkitty 6 years
Without even having to read more than the title, I was going to say "Wonderful Christmastime" I despise that horrible tune. It makes my ears bleed.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 6 years
...All of them...?
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
ANYTHING sung by the chipmunks. NO.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
Definitely "Wonderful Christmastime" and "Last Christmas" - especially all of the tween girl pop singers who cover it, ugh. I actually love "Feliz Navidad" and strangely enough I'm listening to it right now! It came up on my Jango Christmas shuffle. My best friend's husband absolutely hates it so whenever it comes on we sing it really loud to annoy him! I also can't stand "Do they know it's Christmas?" Gag. My favorites are usually the classics sung by the Rat Pack and others of that era - Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. Love Sufjan Steven's Christmas box set. Harry Connick, Jr also really does it for me. I really do love Christmas music.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Feliz Navidad It's Cold Outside - it's just gonna get colder. Go home already! Pretty much anything sung by a pop group, except for Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You. I don't know Wonderful Christmastime. Maybe I've been spared? Or blocked it out?
Deidre Deidre 6 years
Anything as sung by Celine Dion. Also on board with pixiedust for "Last Christmas" by Wham. It was on repeat when I worked a seasonal shift at Abercrombie years ago (be nice to those retail slaves this time of year, please!). My favories are pretty much anything sung in an 50s/60s swingy sort of way. Christmas cocktail music, very Dean Martin and June Christy.
Bubbles12 Bubbles12 6 years
Wonderful Christmastime. When it first came out I thought Paul McCartney had proved John Lennon (who was still alive) right about Paul truly being a silly song writer. Now both of them have singles on at Christmas 30 years later. And I have to admit I actually bought it on iTunes this year :)
merie33 merie33 6 years
OOHHH I just looked up Wonderful Christmas time on youtube. I agree with the hatred..
merie33 merie33 6 years
lol for some reason I'm not placing the Wonderful Christmastime song. Maybe I'm lucky I don't know it? Feliz Navidad drives me berserk, along with Santa Baby. Oh and Siiilllver belllllls, god it makes me want to fall asleep every time I hear it. And I second what Bella said about the ones where the kids scream along with it. It's not cute. It's obnoxious.
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
feliz navidad for sure. i used to waitress @ TFI Fridays and every 5 minutes that stupid song would play. wonderful christmastime is a very close 2nd!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Funny, my fiance and I we redecorating our tree last might listening to the radio and Wonderful Christmastime came on and he just put it on mute saying he couldn't stand the song. I had to agree with him. I don't think I have a song that I would hate. A lot of them trigger good memories of family and friends, and even if I cry I would want to hold on to the songs and the memories.
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