Top Ten Worst Christmas Songs of All Time


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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 OTHER Justin Bieber songs...
I have to admit, I did get a kick out of it when Ellen DeGeneres made a video where she put herself in the music video, but that's pretty much all I like about this song. Oh sorry, off topic.
Anyway, in my opinion, this is the worst Christmas song that I've ever listened to, and that is why I one hundred percent approve of this song being Number 1.
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!
[Newest]Justin Beaver is a total butthole he gets arrested ever day or so it seams. He's always in trouble with the law

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!
[Newest]Funny little tune - far from the worst, but gets a little grating from overplaying.

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 Christmas is all about". That is why this song is up on this list, because of the horrible message the man takes from such a horrible tragedy.

There is nothing like having GOD sacrifice an innocent woman in order for you to understand the meaning of Christmas. What was the meaning he took from it, exactly?

I love Christmas, it's my favorite time of the year, and I love buying gifts for my family and friends. But material exchanges should not, in any sense of the word, define Christmas as a whole. This, simply put, makes it one of the worst Christmas songs ever recorded and brought (or dragged) out to the Christmas Commerce Machine.
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!

4Please, 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!
[Newest]Yep, its right up there as the truly worst song!

5Santa 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
Why isn't this number one? Just look at the title!
This, I think, needs to be much higher up.


[Newest]Truly a distasteful song!

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.
[Newest]So many people hate it, but imagine what it was like when I heard a GUY singing all the lyrics spot on in a restaurant. It was so disturbing.

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.
[Newest]This song is about a kid seeing his mom kissing Santa but santa is the father in a costume. It's told from a kids perspective so he thinks his moms cheating but she's not

8I Farted On Santa's Lap
What the heck kinda sing is this?!
I think Britgirl would like this song...


I haven't heard this song, however I can tell that I probably don't want to hear it...
[Newest]This song is actually funny... But weird at the same time.


9All 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


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.
[Newest]I absolutely hate this song!

10Wonderful 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.
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.
Hillary Duff literally destroyed this song with a Red Bull infused melody that makes you want to bash your head in as well as that cheesy Celeste opening with a little girl singing awfully off key!
[Newest]I fought this was good
Me too. And what is a song called "I farted on Santa's lap" doing behind a MCCARTNEY song!

The Contenders

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.
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.
[Newest]I like Jackson 5 Christmas Tree.

12I 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?
[Newest]This song sucks but not as much as mistletoe by Justin Bieber

13Please Come Home for Christmas
Nice song with good qualities

14The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
Christmas is best described in this song...

15Where Are You, Christmas

16The 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"
This song needs to be up higher.


17Santa Hates Poor Kids - Yfm Music Video
Ugh! This song stinks

18I Pooped On Santa's Lap - Toilet Bowl Cleaners
The name of this band...


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

19Baby, It's Cold Outside
Agree! My grandma sings this song all the time. gets annoying. But it is a good song sometimes, but not all the time.


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
Uh what?

Dean Martin and Ray Charles both did wonderful versions of this song!
[Newest]I actually love this song

20Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
What? This song is awesome!
Wait, what? This song is a classic. This shouldn't be here!
What Is this doing here?


21Nuttin' for Christmas
Stan Freberg and The Fontaine Sisters had a better version of this song but Barry Gordon's rendition wants me want to scream!

22Suzy Snowflake

23Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Don't get me wrong, I love the animated special of this song
But I will admit, this song just gets really annoying at times and especially with those stupid fillers kids put into the song that just sounds ridiculous
Oi, all I can say is I love the song as much as the next person; but I don't wanna hear it over a hundred trillion times!
If this was the best Christmas song list, this should be first. You know nothing, user or visitor who placed this here


Its really annoying after a while!
[Newest]Hey! This song is awesome! Take it off this list

24Little 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
Never got this. Hated it for over 50 years.
Hate it, Hate it, Hate it.

25The Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler
It's Adam Sandler. Enough said...

26The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
The only thing that annoys me about this song is the chipmunks sing it in a high pitched tone.

27Christmas Time Is Here
Why is this song on the list? This song should be considered a classic!
The Worst most depressing, saddest music Christmas song ever!

28Christmas Is Creepy - Fred Figglehorn

29Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Michael Jackson's version of this song is annoying. It doesn't sound good at all.

30I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas
Hating on family members, drunks not what Christmas is about

31I'll Never Do It On a Christmas Tree
This song is horrible! It's the song Rodney Dangerfield sings in "Rover Dangerfield" (His character is a dog). It's sung from the point of a dog about how he would never urinate on a Christmas Tree.
Whenever I hear this song, I think of all the trees being cut down just to give us this disaster.
When I hear this song, I think of all the trees being cut down just to give us this disaster.

32Christmastime Is Killing Us - Family Guy

33Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle bell rock is way better than all these songs when you hear it in Christmas.
Any song with rock in it? What about Jailhouse Rock, Detroit Rock city, I Am a Rock, Rock and roll, I Love Rock and roll, Let there be rock, Mambo Rock, Rock N Roll All Nite, Rock around The clock, Rock and roll music, Rock A Billy, and God gave rock and roll to you? Yeah That's What I Thought...


Jingle Bells, Jingles Bells, Jingle all the Way!

The best Christmas song ever. Should not be on this list.


[Newest]I hate this song, why is it the second most loved Christmas song? The singer sounds like a dying woodpecker and jingle bells is much better


34Randall the Wrapping Paper Monster

35Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey

368 Days of Christmas
This really is the nadir of Christmas songs, I hate it with all my heart. I was never a fan of Destiony's Child but this surpasses everything else they've recorded in the crap stakes by a mile. Why inflict this dirge on people? Why only 8 days? Why oh why didn't they fall into a chasm before they got to the recording studio? Someone tell me why?!

37Do 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 perspective of) to enter the little boy's life and become a father figure to him after his mother passed away. Maybe the man and the little boy would influence each other's lives for the better. "Do They Know It's Christmas? " is telling the listener to be grateful that others are living in war stricken areas, living in poverty, starving, and without clean water because you aren't the one suffering. I can't think of a more selfish suggestion, and everyone involved in this song should be ashamed of playing a part of it.
I hate the song in general. I could easily survive a Christmas without listening to it.
Great message but horrible song. "there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas" well duh

38All I Want for Christmas Is You
It's so annoying because in Christmas on the radio this song is like 24/7 and it totally gets on my nerves! There are so many great songs to listen to in Christmas and this song is overrated in my opinion.
Once upon a time in my life, I liked this song, until I learned to drive and listened to the radio...
I love all of mariah Carey songs
[Newest]Actually this song is pretty good

39Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
While I agree with much of the tripe on the list, to leave this one out of a Top 10 worst is an unforgivable omission. This song is completely intolerable to me, I simply want to blast the radio with a double barrel 12 gauge when it comes on. It takes this horrid, superior, preachy tone, tops it off with a most insincere sounding "And so Merry Christmas..."; everything about reeks of John Lennon at his "I know better than everyone else" peace hippy stage. "War is over, if you want it..." (Slaps forehead) Man! Why didn't I think of that! Stupid travesty, and he involved kids to boot. What a jerk.
Here, I disagree. Taylor is a decent singer but her fanbase praise her like if she was the only good singer. Swifties also bashes anyone who critics Taylor, even if it's something as innocent as "Taylor isn't great". I am fine if they love her, but COME ON! Everyone has their opinions!


I like this song. Great job John Lennon!
Christmas is supposed to be happy... This song is depressing.

40Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo

41Santa Claus and His Old Lady - Cheech and Chong
Talks about Santa Claus using "magic dust" to get the reindeer off the ground.
This is a classic! Why is it on the list?!

42Poo-Choo Train

43Christmas Is All Around
I like "Love Actually" if only for Bill Nighy's riotous performance as Billy Mack, aging rock star... BUT his singing of his "Festering turd of a record" in the nude is not quite how I want to remember Christmas.

44Holiday Clusterf**k - Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic)

45Baby's First Christmas
Ick! Have this on a lovely Time-Life CD. It's terrible! Should be closer to #1!

46Hooray for Santa Claus
There's a version by the punk band Sloppy Seconds which was better than the original version.
The vomitous theme song from the timeless classic "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Lyrics include : "He's round and fat, and by jiminy, he just fits down any chim-a-ney".

47Frosty the Snowman
Where is Christmas mentioned or implied in this tune? The cartoon is even weird.
"With a corncob pipe & a button nose"? Why not "with a corncob pipe & a bulbous nose"?!

48The Twelve Pains of Christmas
This song is hilarious! What is this doing on here?
This song is terrible.

49I F***ing Love Christmas - Rob Scallon
Nope. This song is awesome. enough said.


50I'm Walking Backwards for Christmas

51Will Santy Come to Shanty Town?
I think the title is enough by itself...
Santa does NOT cater to HOBOS

52Blue Christmas Lights
All it needs is cows mooing, and it wouldn't change a thing!

53Someone Is Missing at Christmas

54I've Got the Christmas Spirit - Brook Benton

55Christmas Wrapping

56Santa Gimme - Jay Randall
Tasteless. I mean, "santa gimme hoes"? Really?

57Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy

58Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas - John Guliak

59Funky, Funky, Xmas - New Kids On the Block

60It Must Have Been the Mistletoe - Barbara Mandrell

61Silent Night
Why is this here?!?!?!

62This Christmas (I'll Burn It to the Ground)

63Santa Claus Is a Black Man - Akim & Teddy Vann

64Cameltoe (Mistletoe Parody)

65Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - Carrie Underwood

66Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen

67You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Hate. That. Song

Enough said
This song was a classic both perfectly done by Thurl Ravencroft (in the Chuck Jones animated version) and Jim Carrey (who totally took it up a notch).
I don't care for this song. They say mean things about the grinch.

68Jingle Bells
Why is jingle bells on this list?

69Last Christmas
Actually, I do think this is a nice Christmas song to listen to! She was with one boyfriend found a nicer man in her life and left her boyfriend for a PERFECT Christmas to be with someone who loved her more and she'd be happier all round. If you can imagine being together but not in love and being with someone and happy and it (Christmas) is the season to be jolly. So, listen to the words while imagining being in an unhappy RELATIONSHIP. and you meet a very nice person -he/she makes you happy -would that not make your Christmas while the other person's HEART!
Who could possibly like this song? "Last Christmas I gave you my heart / But the very next day you gave it away / This year to save me from tears / I'll give it to someone special..." Where to begin? Whiny topic, crappy rhymes, dippy tune, moronic message. "Oh, someone SPECIAL! That's what I've been doing wrong! " Dude, let me get this straight. Someone gave YOUR heart to a third party without permission? And you think you still have one to give again this year? What kind of crazy organ donor clinic do you run?
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart but the very next day, I sold it on eBay


[Newest]This song is awesome

70The Twelve Days of Christmas
Right up there with 100 bottles of beer on the wall
I love this song

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