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  1. Oh, I hate “Santa Baby.” You know what’s worse? We just watched White Christmas (one of my favorite songs BTW), and that stupid song “sisters” has been on an endless loop in my head now. Blerg…

    • Laurie Stone

      Beth, I’m glad I’m not the only one who hates “Santa Baby.” I also like “White Christmas,” the Bing version of course! Thanks for reading.

  2. Santa Baby would top it for me too – just grossly inappropriate really. All I want for Christmas was pretty dumb until my daughter in law sent me a pic of my grandbaby’s two top teeth coming through in time for Christmas – now I have a little more fondness for it 🙂

    • Laurie Stone

      Leanne, The “two front teeth” song probably does get cuter with a grandchild or two! I’m glad I’m not the only one who hates “Santa Baby.” That was the first that sprang to mind.

    • Laurie Stone

      Lisa, The “Charlie Brown Christmas” set gets me every time, especially “Christmas Time is Here.” So beautiful and such an interesting choice of music for a children’s show.

  3. I agree with your worst Christmas songs list but would add- I WANT A HIPPOPATOMUS FOR CHRISTMAS (seriously HATE that song, it’s so annoying) and HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) (I have no idea what it is about this song but I can’t stand it…could be from overplay?) and FELIX NAVIDAD (definitely from overplay on the radio!) and take off IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. Have you heard CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE sung by Lyle Lovett and Kat Edmonson? It’s my favorite since last year. Now, it’s getting overplay on my Spotify playlist. Haha! This was a fun post!

    • Laurie Stone

      Pam, Will have to try “Christmastime is here” by Lyle Lovett. Never knew it existed. Never heard of the “Hippopotamus song” either. Will have to investigate!

  4. I agree on the Paul McCartney one … it drives me crazy, and hearing covers of it is even worse. It’s a terrible song! Why are we perpetuating it?!

    No disrespect to John Lennon when I say I cannot STAND “Happy Christmas (War is Over).” I know it represents what he stood for and all. But it drips with cynicism, as if our world doesn’t have enough of that already on the other 364 days of the year. Just my opinion!

    • Laurie Stone

      Megan, No worries. We all agree to disagree. Songs are personal and evoke different things in different people. Thanks for commenting!

  5. The worst for me is ‘The Red Shoes’ or whatever it’s called. The most manipulative song ever! And don’t even mention ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’. Seriously, don’t mention it or it’ll be stuck in my head for another four days!

    • Laurie Stone

      So funny! “Baby its cold outside,” is getting a bad rap lately because of its “date rape” overtones. I’ve read many bloggers lately that have weighed in and find it strange. Thankfully, its never been on my playlist, but there’s nothing worse than getting a song stuck in your head.

  6. Heather

    Any version of “Santa Baby”, “Wonderful Christmas Time” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” are my least favorite Christmas songs. I love “Celebrate Me Home” by Kenny Loggins. It just transports me. I also love “O Holy Night.” Fun topic!

    • Laurie Stone

      Heather, I also like “Oh Holy Night” and “Silent Night” for that matter. Never heard Kenny Loggin’s song. Will have to check it out. I have to admit, I like Mariah’s “All I Want for Christmas.” Think its kind of fun and zippy. But its all subjective! Thanks for reading.

  7. Little drummer boy is the song that drives me crazy Laurie. All that pa rump pa pa pumming puts me over the edge! I do love your three favs. And Carol of the bells is one of my top 10. Great post.

    • Laurie Stone

      Thanks so much, Molly. I must confess, I like the Little Drummer Boy! Its funny how we all feel differently about the various songs. Thanks for reading.

  8. Oh, John Lennon gets me teary-eyed every darn time with that song. And I always seem to hear it on Christmas Eve or close to it, in the car on a snowy night:). Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! And a good playlist:).

    • Laurie Stone

      Yes, I have the same thing happen, Kristine. This song always sneaks up on me Christmas eve or Christmas day. It always slows me down and makes me appreciate this holiday. I really love it.

  9. Interesting list. Santa Baby is annoying, but I can just about stand it when it comes on in my local coffee shop. The one Christmas song I really do hate (in any version) is Little Drummer Boy. I know, I know! I’m sorry! I realize everybody else on the planet loves it. I’ve just always found it cloying in the extreme, even when I was little. Luckily, I only have to put up with it for a couple of weeks at a time.

    • Laurie Stone

      Crazy world, Bun, because I like “The Little Drummer Boy!” Thank God we’re now done with the holiday songs. Now its onto surviving the next four years.

  10. Oh my goodness I had Grandma got Run Over in my head all season! In all the times I had to review the lyrics with the sadistic voices in my head I have developed theories of what really happened to grandma that cold, dark Christmas Eve. 😉

    • Laurie Stone

      Yes! There are sadistic overtones to that holiday ditty! Glad I’m not the only one who thinks that. Maybe we don’t want to know what really happened to Grandma.

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