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

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 the worst song not just because it's justin bieber but because it's not catchy, and it's just generic pop crap. - ILostMyShoe

Boring, Nothing catchy or good about this song, just a crappy beat with some lyrics about Christmas to it, no feeling in it whatsoever. This song certainly will not get you in the Christmas spirit.

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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!

This song is a real downer and my mama gets real hurt hearing it

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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!

Absolutely awful. Even as a Christian, this is toxic and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. The instrumentation for a somber song like this is very calculated in execution, trying to make you feel something that isn't there. But these lyrics...this is vile. I respect that they want to worship God, but there's nothing to climax to, nothing that you can hold onto. It's a ragged boy buying some shoes for his soon-to-be-late mother who will never wear them, and that boy just so happens to show the singer the true meaning of Christmas. One thing though: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF Christmas THEN?

This isn't the worst Christmas song ever (that goes to Do They Know It's Christmas), but oh boy does it come close. - WonkeyDude98

One of the worst songs ever. The line "I knew that God had sent that little boy to remind me, what Christmas is all about" is quite horrifying. Apparently some random man's Christmas spirit is more important than someone's life. Christmas should not be filled with this awful, sappy song desperate to make people cry. - 1001

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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!

Title says it all.

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5Santa 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.

Its weird and creepy cause santa is MARRIED

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6Please, 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.

Terrible, terrible song with terrible, terrible lyrics!

Sounds like something funny, but seriously, it's not. - PositronWildhawk

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

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7I 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...

That sounds like something I would do

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8All 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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9I 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.

Both santa and the mom are cheating - Santa is married

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10I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

The girl singing is amazing, she has charisma, improvises lyrics perfectly, and just has a great voice.

That said, this song is awful. It is basically what an adult would think a kid would want for Christmas. It's also unreasonable since the child would probably die the second she gets the hippo. Hippos are dangerous. - WonkeyDude98

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?!

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

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11Christmas 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.

Christmas songs sung by the same woman who Loves Judas? No No NO. Gaga stick to what you know by acting like a freak, wearing dresses made out of meat & singing pop songs (which I think are equally as awful as your Christmas song). But just Leave the Christmas songs to the Michael Buble's & Mariah's of the pop world.

Lady Gaga personally isn't a bad singer, but this is my personal worst song of hers. I mean, Born This Way had a good meaning, but she goes from supporting your inner self to making out, with a few festive innuendos to make sure it's still Christmas-y.

Come on, Gaga, you can do much better. - Swellow

Anything by lady gaga is crap.

Not really, she has a few good songs like Applause and Born This Way, but this is my personal least favourite. - Swellow

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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.

When picking the worst Christmas song of all-time, the song really makes it tough. It always seems to tie whatever other terrible song is picked for the number one spot. Wonderful Christmastime is impossible to ignore since it is played so much and gets worse every time you hear it. This song makes me physically ill.

Horrible, horrible, horrible song. McCartney ought to be ashamed.

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13Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid

This song has a good message about caring about others, but it still has a self-centered tinge to it.

"There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing
Is the bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there
Are the clanging chimes of doom
Well tonight, thank God it's them instead of you"

Excuse me? We're supposed to be thankful that others are suffering, just because they're not us?

Sure, the song tells us to "feed the world," but this still doesn't change the fact that it comes across as insensitive to people in developing countries. This song is worst than "The Christmas Shoes." At least with "The Christmas Shoes," one could argue that God would be taking care of the dying mother when she gets to heaven (a paradise), and he would find a way to take care of the little boy. Maybe God intended the man (in which the song is sung from the ...more

I feel I should like it, but it's patronizing, condescending with horrible lyrics

Not everybody in Africa is Christian. They don't need to know it's Christmas. Very offensive.

Great message but horrible song. "there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas" well duh

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14Please Come Home for Christmas

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

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15Cameltoe (Mistletoe Parody)
16The Twelve Days of Christmas

Not that bad, except for the Muppet version. Miss Piggy's line for 5 gold rings makes one want to puke with disgust.

Right up there with 100 bottles of beer on the wall

Ritter's audience sing a long is hideous

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17Where Are You, Christmas

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

18The 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.

Bieber should Quit singing all together, especially quit at singing Christmas songs anyway. He is ruining the Christmas vibe when his crappy songs come on the radio. He sucks! (By the way I am a teenage girl & I can't stand Bieber's music so not all girls are in love with him)

Christmas is best described in this song...

This song is so bad I don't care who sings it its just horrible

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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

There are worse songs than this, but there is one by a pop star that makes me cringe. Shows why pop stars should never be allowed to release Christmas carols.

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

This song is so sweet

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20I 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?

What airhead writes this kind of tripe to begin with?

What? This song sounds crappy.

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Top Remixes (14)

1. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
2. The Twelve Days of Christmas
3. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
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

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