Top 10 Most Annoying Christmas Songs

Whether they're overplayed or just completely unlistenable, these are the Christmas jingles that make us want to change the station the first chance we get.

The Top Ten

1 Wonderful Christmas Time

Excuse me. But did you know The Beatles never had any Christmas songs.

This is my favourite Christmas song...


One of the worst Christmas songs of all time if you ask me. That synth is unbearable and it's just all around bad and unlistenable. I don't know how anyone can listen to this mess and not feel irritated. Paul McCartney might be a talented musician, but this is just an absolute train-wreck of a song that should have been left in the past and forgotten about. - SplashMoun10

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2 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

I haven't heard this but I saw the name and thought "what? "

Hate it so much - blackflower

*sigh* - BreakFastBeast2005

She would die :(

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3 The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)

It's the chipmunks, what more needs to be said? - SplashMoun10

4 All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

For children only

This was funny for children, but for adults, it's annoying and stupid.

This is one of those songs that's fine when you're a kid, but is probably the last thing you want to listen to as an adult. - SplashMoun10

A stupid novelty song that should've been forgotten a month after its release. "Aww, liften, the tfild hath a lifp! Ifn't it adorable? " No. It's not. - Treacle

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5 I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Same as "My Two Front Teeth", it's alright when you're a kid, but it's not something that I want playing on the radio all season long. - SplashMoun10

Ugh, this vocalist has a grating voice. - Treacle

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6 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Does anyone even like this song? 'Cause I've yet to find one person who does. It's a song about a child catching his mother in an act of adultery, what more needs to be said? I always change the station when it comes on. - SplashMoun10

It's not adultery. "Santa Claus" is just the main character's father dressed up as Santa. He/she is just a kid, and too stupid to realize that. - Treacle

Even if it is the Dad dressed up as Santa Claus, it's still grating to listen to. - SplashMoun10

OH that's where the jacksfilms parody comes from

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7 Santa Baby

I've never liked this song, it comes off as creepy and it's just not what I want to hear during the Christmas season. It can be decent depended on who is singing it, but overall, it's one of my least favorites. - SplashMoun10

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8 Jingle Bells

Probably the most overplayed Christmas song of all time. It's not bad, but after the billionth time of hearing it, it just becomes irritating. - SplashMoun10

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10 The Twelve Days of Christmas

A classic, but it's very repetitive and gets old really quick. - SplashMoun10

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The Newcomers

? Rudolph the Red - Nosed Reindeer
? Frosty the Snowman Frosty the Snowman

The Contenders

11 Last Christmas

WHAT I love this song!

It's a fave but its one of the first ones you will hear when Christmas comes, you will hear it all the time.

Another song that's not bad necessarily, but it's not one I particularly care for all that much and it's been overplayed to death. - SplashMoun10

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12 Jingle Bell Rock

It's a good,song but when it's December you have to hear it a million times in a Row!

What? This song is actually fairly pleasant. - Treacle

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13 We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This annoying song sometimes - trains45


Way too repetitive, and the nagging about figgy pudding is stupid and annoying. - Treacle

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14 Grandpa's Gonna Sue the Pants Off Santa

What? No rly this is actually a song? 🤦‍♀️

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15 Fairytale of New York - The Pogues

It starts off bland, but most of it is annoying - especially the grating call-and-response parts. Also, it's about *youthful hopes crushed by alcoholism and drug addiction*. Nevertheless, it's often considered the best Christmas song of all time. I cannot fathom why. It doesn't help that its popularity leads to it being overplayed. - Treacle

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16 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

This super annoying get stuck in my head - trains45

Really annoying vocals.

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17 Deck the Halls Deck the Halls
18 Where Did My Snowman Go - Petula Clark

The yelling children are super annoying and present for most of the song. They tried to make the narrator's stupidity adorable... but failed miserably. I just wanted to grab her and scream "YOUR SNOWMAN MELTED, YOU MORON". - Treacle

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19 Let It Snow UListen to Sample
20 Winter Wonderland UListen to Sample
21 Here Comes Santa Claus UListen to Sample
22 Little Drummer Boy
23 Little Saint Nick UListen to Sample
24 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas UListen to Sample
25 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Wonderful Christmas Time
2. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
3. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)


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