Top Ten Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

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

The Top Ten

1 Mistletoe

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!

Admit it, you guys only hate it because it was sung by Bieber. I hate him too, but stop hating him this much. All because of 1 song, he's rude? Grow up. - TeamRocket747

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2 Christmas 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

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

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!

I like this song! TAKE IT OFF THE LIST! >:(

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3 Grandma 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!

Ok people are taking this song way to suriously - codydoestuff

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4 Santa Claus Has Got the Aids This Year - Tiny Tim

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!

You don't even need to hear the song to think it's bad- the voice is irritating, And it's super quiet. It's rude to be doing a song on CHRISTMAS, and especially about SAINT NICOLAS.. It's probably meant as a joke, but talking about this on Christmas is no joke. I'm just saying, it's rude and the songs not even GOOD! And they expected for this song to make money?

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5 Santa Baby - Madonna

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.

Annoying - PumpkinKing109

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6 Please, 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!

Now people definitely take grandma got ran over by a reindeer to seriously. WHEN THIS EXIST!? - codydoestuff

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7 I Farted On Santa's Lap - The Little Stinkers

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...

worst

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8 All 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.

Creepy lyrics sung by a grown man trying to sound like a child, but he really just comes across sounding like Herbert the Pervert. Wonderful. - Spark_Of_Life

Danny Kaye and Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters did a uniquely comical version of this song. - bigg3469

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9 I 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?!?!?

What! THIS SONG IS SOMEHOW STUPIDER THAN SANTA BABY! SERIOUSLY, I CAN'T STAND THIS SONG ANY MORE THAN I CAN STAND HAVING A DEFIBRILLATOR USED ON MY WIENER!

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

I LOVE The Jackson 5 version of this song. Frank Sinatra's version would also be GREAT! ☺

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10 Wonderful Christmas Time

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.

To the person who said this (Who in the world would buy this song). What is wrong with you. Paul McCartney is great. Justin Bieber is way worse than Paul McCartney. The Worst Paul McCartney track is better than the best Justin Bieber track or from any teen pop artist. Rock Christmas music is better than any other type of Christmas music since Rock is the best type of music. I know you said nothing about Justin Bieber but I said all this since the track is not that bad.

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 actually kinda like this song. The only problem I have is that it's too repetitive. - toptentophat29

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The Contenders

11 I 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

Ugh. Ever since I was a kid I've hated this song. Kid singers are the worst by default, with rare exception, and she is the worst of them. Not to mention that it's a completely stupid thing to want for Christmas - or any holiday. I hope the hippo eats her.

I'm sure you secretly hate Michael Jackson, but don't wanna admit it, cause he sang as a child. - TeamRocket747

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

People take this to suriously - codydoestuff

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12 Do 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 disagree completely. Sure, the lyrics are kind of depressing, but it's trying to SEND A MESSAGE. In case you haven't noticed, this song wasn't made yesterday or something. It's from 1984. Back then, it was different. Less people were well off. (Not like its changed or anything) Less people would've known it was Christmas. These days, Christmas is less of a Christian holiday. Me and my family are humanists, not Christian and we celebrate Christmas! For us it's just more about the gift of giving and Saint Nick, not Jesus.

And as my final thing to mention, 'Well tonight thank God it's them, instead of you' probably doesn't mean,

'Oh, goodness, thank GOD it's those kids suffering and not you! '

It's probably more like, 'Well you're lucky you're not in their shoes.'

That make sense?

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

SERIOUSLY WHY DOES THIS EXIST. DELETE MISTLETOE OF THE LIST AND PUT THIS AT THE TOP. THIS IS SO DULL, BORING, BAD LYRICS, OVER REPITITIVE (that bridge though), TERRIBLE AND SO AWFUL, EVEN MY DAD HATES THIS (He Thinks Mary's Boy Child By Boney M Is Worse). ALL KNOWN COPIES OF THIS SING SHOULD BE BURNED!

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13 Christmas 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

Even ignoring the blatant inneundos that are completely unnecessary, it just plain sounds awful. That. One. Synth. Over. And. Over. And. Over.

Still better than Judas, though... - WonkeyDude98

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14 Drummer Boy - Justin Bieber

You only hate it cause it's Bieber. Stop bashing Bieber, Bieber's overhated. - TeamRocket747

Dumpest sing - Lunala

15 I 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

The name of this band... - Harri666

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

What the hell? - Lunala

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16 Cameltoe (Mistletoe Parody)

So Wrong.

17 The Twelve Days of Christmas

This song is so annoying and repetitive and the gifts are trash like who would want a partridge in a pear tree over an Xbox or something like nobody even knows what a partridge in a pear tree even is - Gunner224

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

How is this #17?! It should be in the single digits! Even though it's a Christmas staple, it's for all the wrong reasons: It's just annoying as all hell! - toptentophat29

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18 The 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)

Not a bad song all around, but Bieber's version is horrendous.

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

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19 Baby, It's Cold Outside

The lyrics are horrific! The date-rape tone is just too uncomfortable.

Uh what?

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

Even if we ignore the creepy undertones, it's still not a very enjoyable track. It sounds more like an argument or an awkward conversation than a Christmas song. - Treacle

All the way down at number 19? I don't know why, but I just dispise this song. - Solacress

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20 Santa 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

21 Frosty - Afroman

Who asked for a song about Frosty the Snowman having sex and then having his d*** melted? - Spark_Of_Life

22 Where Are You Christmas - Faith Hill

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

Over-sung, over-enunciated awfulness.

23 The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot - Nat King Cole

I think you guys need to stop hating this one and those who hate this song is a huge insult to poor kids (and poverty, too)

It's about the kid always forgot by Santa. This is depressing. Even I have'nt heard of this song before but this is one of the most depressing songs in Christmas music's history and one of the best Christmas songs that most people in their childhood ever heard in their lives.

Stop hating this song or you have no heart. Christmas is about being unforgettable and memorable and Santa never forgets kids because he has a list of kids and he never forget each kids. So you better watch out and that's why.

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

Wow, this song is depressing.

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24 This Christmas (I'll Burn It to the Ground)
25 Merry Mutha******* Xmas - Eazy E
26 Roman Holiday - Nicki Minaj

This isn't even a Christmas song... I don't think. - toptentophat29

27 Little Drummer Boy

I never understood why there's a drum being played and people singing drum noises. It seems redundant. I also don't understand why the song sounds so depressing. The song basically has a repetitive melody, except for when the song for whatever reason gets louder before getting to the one of the worst excuses for a chorus I've ever heard. Whichever version has the weird, dreary humming in the beginning is the worst.

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.

This song is so sweet

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28 The 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.

This song is terminally annoying. Hated it even as a child.

Liked it as a kid, now I find it annoying

It's supposed to be annoying! It's singing chipmunks! - toptentophat29

29 Santa Claus Is a Black Man - Akim & Teddy Vann
30 Nuttin' 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!

Never ever liked that song

Painful to listen to.

31 Suzy Snowflake

Click the sample. It's killing me... I don't know why and idc

32 Santa's a Fat Bitch - Insane Clown Posse

Insane Clown Posse, a group of fat, untalented freaks, makes a song about how poor kids don't get presents and how they fantazise about killing Santa while they get another million deposited in their bank. With none of that going ot charity. Nice job, you hypocrites. - Spark_Of_Life

Awww... did poor 7 year old group Insane Clown Posse get coal again? - TeamRocket747

I didn't think ICP would make a song worse than Miracles. I guess I was wrong. - NiktheWiz

33 Rudolph 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 - keyson

Its really annoying after a while!

WHO PUT THIS ON THE LIST?! I actually like this song... - NoOreoForU

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34 The Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler

It's Adam Sandler. Enough said...

Aw, we sang this (tried to anyway) every Hanukah party and died laughing. Which isn't a bad way to go...just silly and pointing out sort of how silly...

DID YOU EVEN READ THE TITLE OF THE LIST? - 445956

35 Baby's First Christmas - Connie Francis

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

36 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

What? This song is awesome!

Wait, what? This song is a classic. This shouldn't be here!

I had to lead this song during a holiday sing-along, and the urge to break into Ave Maria or at least White Christmas was almost unbearable. Awful thing.

Any variation of the word "Rock" used in a Christmas song is a surefire sign that the song will annoy the crap out of you.

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37 Christmas 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!

38 Christmastime Is Killing Us - Family Guy

Stewie Griffin = nauseating. Enough said.

39 8 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?!

Destiny's Child could do better than this. This is them at their worst. - Swellow

This does not sound like a Christmas song. They just made it to make money, I'm guessing.

Strong contender for the worst song ever, never mind Christmas. They've managed to take all that is meaningful and traditional about Christmas and flush it down the bog only to replace it with this big stinking turd that symbolises all that is wrong with Christmas. They should be made to answer for this god awful travesty, materialistic bitches. They should be thankful I don't rule the world (the music world anyway! ).

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40 Jingle Bell Rock

Wha? This song is a Christmas Classic!

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... - Beatlesboy9

Absolutely awful. Makes me ill when I hear it. Unlistenable garbage.

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41 The Millennium Prayer - Cliff Richard
42 Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Michael Buble wasn't the best, but there are worse than his.

Springsteen's version is best.

Best version was The Pointer Sisters version.

Michael Jackson's version of this song is annoying. It doesn't sound good at all.

43 I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson

Hating on family members, drunks not what Christmas is about

44 Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey

Oh, you've never heard of it? I think it's a new one. See, apparently the reindeer can't climb the hills of Italy, so Santa rides on Dominick the Italian Christmas donkey... - Chris6398

He haw he haw. My ears are bleeding.

This should be #1

PLEASE ADD THIS SONG TO THE TOP TEN!

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45 Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas - John Guliak
46 Funky, Funky, Xmas - New Kids on the Block

Awful, awful, awful! Kill it slowly and painfully! Nuke kids on the block are atrocious.

How is this so lo? - 445956

47 I'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.

I know that I would NOT TOLERATE MY FAMILY URINATING ALL OVER THE Christmas TREE.

48 You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

This should be a Halloween song

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 love this song

This is a classic. Not a true Christmas Carol but does not deserve a spot on the list. A better addition would have been that stupid 'Let it Snow' song by Sammy Cahn.

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49 Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo

Based on one of the creator's childhood fears about feces came to life if he never flushed it. Who could you ever seen that thing came to life? Thanks John K for ruining Christmas for everyone.

I Love South park and this song

My parents showed me this song before and all I wanted to do was go to the people who made it and punch their faces

50 Will Santa Come to Shanty Town - Eddy Arnold

I think the title is enough by itself...

Santa does NOT cater to HOBOS

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