Top Ten Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

Yes, the annoying, trite little jingles that radio stations across American insist on playing over...and....over.....and over.......

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Listen to this song? Nah, I'd rather eat a smelly boot.
There isn't really any one thing I can pinpoint about this song that makes me dislike it; I pretty much dislike everything about it.
Let me make this clear, though. Justin Bieber is arguably the artist that people tend to have the strongest feelings about, both good and bad, and let's just say that I definitely don't have strongly GOOD feelings toward him. So it's just possible that I might be judging this song too harshly, just because of who is preforming it.
That being said, this song is weak. I forgot the chorus two thirds of the way into the song, and then I had to be reminded what it was when it came back again. It doesn't have a great beat, and the vocals... but that's just blaming Justin Bieber again, and personally, if his vocals are in any song, I immediately like it less.
The lyrics are sappy, and in my opinion, they don't really exhibit the true spirit of Christmas, but you know, at least they aren't like ...more

Why isn't this the worst...

Not the best song! Definitely it got annoying I just wanted to bash my head in the wall and die after hearing it 6 billion ' times on the radio!

This is a great song

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2Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

This song is disrespectful to elders, kind of depressing, and way too catchy!

I hate this song its mean, horrible ton elderly people, and too catchy. A kid sung it once, it was not cool at all. They even say she was drunk? It influences kids to like the one that sung it. I just cannot believe how disrespectful this song is to elderly people. If the person who made this song was trying to be funny, EPIC FAIL NOT FUNNY. Plus it is not good for the holiday spirit. I have it stuck in my head now. I can't stand it anymore. HELP ME. Wow this is a lot of complaints, did not expect such a long comment... Well yeah bad song.

It's about a grandma dying and they say she was drunk it's so sad I HATE THIS SONG!

I absolutely HATE this song, I would possibly like it if the lyrics were changed, but this song isn't just the worst Christmas. Song of all time, it's the worst song EVER

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3Christmas Shoes

A horrible song. It takes a horrible, misguided meaning from an already dark tone that rings to the depressing tune of an "inspirational" e-mail your family members send you around the holidays. The song is about, yes, a boy's mother who is dying for certain reasons and he decides to buy his mother some Christmas Shoes presumably the night that she will die.

This song would have been fine if it carried along the message that Christmas is the time to be together as a family. It shouldn't carry the focus of the importance of purchasing material goods in the name of pleasing your mother who, I imagine, would probably prefer you being by her side in her dying moments. I wouldn't mind if the song just ended with "I put the money down, he said 'thanks' and walked away", but instead the message carries on into a dark, evil moral that only Veggietales could churn out while in a bad mood.

"I knew that God had sent that little boy to remind me what ...more

I do not know how such a song can end up on here, the song is about a boys mom who is dying, he wanted to get her a pair of shoes so she can be happy! Yet he is too poor to afford them so the man behind the boy buys it for him! This song teaches us what Christmas is about, giving. Also to those who say that christmas songs aren't supposed to be depressing forget that for some people christmas is depressing. The lyrics, meaning, and singers (depends on which version) make this without a doubt one of the BEST christmas songs out there.
You poor, poor, people.

You got to be bloody kidding! Heard this horrid crapfest on a local radio station at a pedicure salon last night and I had to put on my headphones on my iPod to listen to "You're a Mean One Mr Grinch" sung by Jim Carrey just to block off that horrid song!

Who wants to here a song about death during the most wonderful time of the year?! I know I don't. I've shed enough tears durning the year so don't act like I'm a cold hearted person! It's highly inappropriate! If this song was an Easter Song, I could tolerate it because Easter is a more somber holiday, but Christmas is a celebration of life and a time to enjoy your family! It's there to end the year on a good note, not to have a pity party! Christmas is a time to forget all of your troubles and be joyful! What a way to ruin somebody's holiday!

The fact that this horrible attempt at a heartwarming Christmas song is lower than #1 which is just an excuse to bash Bieber is sickening.

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4Santa Claus Has Got the Aids This Year

The song is quite horrific, you cain't hardly hear it, and the worst voice imaginable - he is so drudgy, the bass and melody are so abysmal - and it isn't even funny - ya kinda disgusting that it's about AIDS during Christmas - and I think offensive to people with AIDS

This, I think, needs to be much higher up. - PositronWildhawk

Why isn't this number one? Just look at the title!

We all despise Justin Bieber and know he ruined Christmas. But is Justin Bieber seriously worse than this? Society, please grow up.

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5Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)

I've never heard of this song, but it sounds terrible. And you know that if it says daddy, it's most likely either sung by or directed to young people.

Dear God what was that?

Terrible, terrible song with terrible, terrible lyrics!

Is this about abuse? Sorry I've never heard it before.

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6Santa Baby

This song is very disturbing. It's also REALLY annoying. Really, it just makes me sick.

"Think of all the fellas, I haven't kissed"?! What kind of lyrics is that?! So the song idea is that this person kissed many people and wants to kiss Santa?! I might be wrong, but Santa is married to Mrs. Claus! Who would want to make out with Santa?!

Worst Christmas song ever! The dance team at my old High School used to dance around in spandex w/ santa hats to this tune. Traumatic memories.

Complete trash

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7I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Shut up awesome song an amazing classic

Depend on who sings it. Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons and The Jackson 5ive and Tiny Tim had better versions that that stupid Jimmy Boyd singing it and who in Hell told that kid he can sing?!?!?


This gets played over the radio all the time at work, how it even qualifies as a Christmas song is beyond me.

Who comes up with this stuff?

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8I Farted On Santa's Lap

What the heck kinda sing is this?!

I think Britgirl would like this song... - Turkeyasylum

I haven't heard this song, however I can tell that I probably don't want to hear it...

I actually like this song. please forgive me - Freddy_Fazbear

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9Christmas Tree - Lady Gaga

This song is awful and just plain stupid. I don't think that anyone was asking for a song about sex using Christmas-themed innuendos.

How the hell does lady gaga make a Christmas song? She sucks at singing. Christmas is a great time how could you ruin a Christmas song? Well she did it with this.

I like lady gaga, but this is the most terrible Christmas song ever.

Anything by lady gaga is crap.

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10I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

That little girls voice is very annoying! This should be in the top ten because it makes you want to strangle a pig then jump off a cliff

WORST SONG EVER! Who wrote this crap?!

This should be #1! It's so annoying and what do hippos even have to do with Christmas anyway?

I would feel pity for anybody who play this on Christmas Day. - Seiran

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?Where Did My Snowman Go - Petula Clark

The kids who back Petula Clark sounded like a bunch of hyper active monkeys screeching there way throughout the song!

?Where Did the Snowman Go?
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11All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

Can't listen to it. Nice when you're young. And people who don't vote for this still need their front teeth.

The kid talking is super annoying - minongirl77

That wasn't a kid but a adult singing in a high pitch voice who was singing and his name was George Rock who was the lead vocal for Spike Jones and his City Slickers.

This don't make any sense how can santa bring you two front teeth. Tooth regrows overtime also I heard this at school such an annoying song.

I read that sentence in a book!

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12Wonderful Christmastime

Seriously a horrible, horrible song all together. Considering the hit machine that McCartney and the Beatles were, this is a sad inclusion in their career. The incessant mind numbing keyboard is the WORST sounding piano EVER! And the delay in the chorus just doubles the sickening experience. That setting should be removed from every keyboard to ensure musical torture like this is never produced again.

Every time I try to defend McCartney over Lennon, my friend the Lennon fan asks "Who wrote the better Christmas song? ". And he has me dead to rights. This song is one of the main reasons I don't like listening to Christmas music radio stations in December. Apparently they all think this song is cool because it's by McCartney. Well, he's written a lot of great music, but this boring piece of garbage doesn't qualify.

I hate, hate hate this juvenile sing song piece of crap. Did He actually write this tripe? They play it constantly and it make me physically Ill every time I hear it. Who in the world would buy this song?

God I hate this song -so much that I Googled "Is Wonderful Christmas Time (or whatever it's called) the worst song ever? ", and stumbled onto this site. Glad to know that I'm not the only one that thinks it's the stupidest most irritating song.

May lightning strike the master tapes.

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13Please Come Home for Christmas

Nice song with good qualities

Don Henley and the Eagles do a really nice bluesy version of this. Whoever put this song in here must be listening to some other version.

The melody does sound like Oh, Darling! By The Beatles

14The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)

I think this is in list more for our hatred towards the artist than the song itself. This cover of the song is awful.

Christmas is best described in this song...

This is easily in the top five BEST Christmas songs! Who put this in here?

What the hell? Really?

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15Where Are You, Christmas

I've lost it to the song as a small child

16Santa Hates Poor Kids - Yfm Music Video

This sounds like a terrible song! I've never listened to it but it sounds like crap! Why would Santa hate poor kids?

Ugh! This song stinks

17The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot

Lyrics include " I am so sorry for that laddie, he hasn't got a daddy, the little boy that Santa Claus forgot"

The worst Christmas song I ever heard. Who the heck would create a song about Santa forgetting a little boy. Some people are huge Drama Queens. - PizzaGuy

This song needs to be up higher. - RiverClanRocks

Wow, this song is depressing.

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18I Pooped On Santa's Lap - Toilet Bowl Cleaners

"I Pooped On Santa's Lap", "All I Want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth", "I Farted on Santa's Lap", "Santa Claus Has Got the Aids This Year". Dang, these names are insane! Can't believe you'd want to celebrate the birth of Christ by hearing a song about how some mall Santa got pooped on by a little kid. Pretty funny to think about, though. - Donut

Do I need to explain why it's on the list?

The name of this band... - Harri666

What? This song sounds crappy.

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19Little Drummer Boy

Can you imagine a young girl after a terrible journey and a difficult unassisted birth finally gets the baby to sleep and some snotty nosed brat starts playing the drum. Stupid stupid song

Worst version: Bing Crosby, with David BOWIE. Look it up, and prepare to hurl.

Never got this. Hated it for over 50 years.

Hate it, Hate it, Hate it.

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20Baby, It's Cold Outside

Uh what?

Dean Martin and Ray Charles both did wonderful versions of this song!

Agree! My grandma sings this song all the time. gets annoying. But it is a good song sometimes, but not all the time. - Toptenner106

Oh my god. It was painful for me to even put it on the list. can't stand his voice or the lyrics. It is terrible

There is a version where a girl sings too, I ��� - That one.

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1. Santa Claus Has Got the Aids This Year
2. Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)
3. Mistletoe
1. Where Are You, Christmas
2. Santa Baby
3. Jingle Bell Rock
1. Christmas Shoes
2. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
3. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

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