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.......

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

I liked the song. - Luckys

This song is stupid it has very bad lyrics I would rather listen to any other Christmas song plus Justin Bieber is singing which Justin Bieber is stupid also when he sings he almost sounds like a girl. I would rather listen to a song like I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus or jingle bell rock.

Why isn't this the worst...

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2 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

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

Horrible - Luckys

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.

Horrible putrid "song" for people who live by horoscopes, like cheese wiz on steak sandwiches, love chia pets, lick rust off of poles, look for designs in dirty diapers, and stick pencils up their noses.

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3 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.

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This song came out the same damn year my grandmother died! (She died on that Halloween of that year) HORRIBLE SONG. And then the idiots on the radio had to play it once an hour!?!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?! DO YOU KNOW HOW DEPRESSED I WAS THAT XMAS!?!?!?!

I don't hate this song, but Patton Oswalt was just to good when it came to this one.

Yay, let's make Christmas depressing, Not! Christmas songs should be happy, not sad! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

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

Santa isn't real so how could he get AIDS?

Seriously? That song seems rude and offensive! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

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?

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

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5 Santa Baby - Madonna

Her voice here is kinda weird. - Misfire

amazing - Luckys

A song about a greedy prostitute. Is that really the Christmas spirit?

This song is annoying. Like most other Christmas songs - Spongehouse

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

The title got me dead

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!

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

What the heck kinda sing is this?!

What is this title?


LOL! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

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8 All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

All I want for Christmas is this kid to shut up

Absolutely ridiculous.

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

All I want for Christmas is this song to be destroyed - iliekpiez

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9 Wonderful Christmas Time

This song is absolutely horrible. Its ultra-repetitive, uninspired vocals and cheesy keyboards make me queasy. I'd rather drink rotten eggnog than listen to that tripe.

A song written by McCartney to just make money. The only one is his catalog with no music merit and bugs me every year.

Why do I kinda like it - BreakFastBeast2005

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

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10 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

The kid is a tattle tale and the mother is a hoe

Okay, Mommy kissed Santa Claus? That kid who sings in the lyrics must have been too stupid enough to understand that dad was in the costume. *facepalm*

I like The Jackson 5’s version... - Misfire

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?!?!?

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The Contenders

11 I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

This song is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I can't stand it, it's so awful and annoying!

That song is actually funny in my opinion. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

Please don't get your kid a hippo for Christmas. It'll kill him/her.

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

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12 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

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

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13 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

Christmas is not just for Christians do you even know that it used to be a holiday called Pagan Yule, but the church couldn't ban it for popularity so they changed it to Christmas because Jesus didn't have a birth date just the nativity. All the Christmas trees, Christmas dinner and Christmas parties are not in the bible. Then we have Santa Claus who yes he was based on a Christian Saint called Saint Nicolas but he was not in the Bible either. Christmas is for everyone so shut up and deal with it.

This is good! Why is this so high in the list? - Misfire

Why is this on the list? - Userguy44

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14 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

Oh my god

The name of this band... - Harri666

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

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15 Santa Hates Poor Kids - Yfm Music Video

One of the few good here

That's rude

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

16 Santa's a Fat Bitch - Insane Clown Posse

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

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

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17 Cameltoe (Mistletoe Parody)

So Wrong.

18 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Of course JB’s songs are on this list. - Misfire

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.

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19 Drummer Boy - Justin Bieber

Ruined a classic

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

Dumpest sing - Lunala

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20 The Twelve Days of Christmas

23 birds, 49 people and 5 rings? I thought the singer's lover is a insane man.

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

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.

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21 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.

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

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22 Frosty - Afroman

I clicked on the sample and um...

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

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

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

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

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25 The Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler

This is a CHANUKAH song. Can you people READ?!

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...


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26 Baby, It's Cold Outside

i like it - Luckys

Yes, this is worse than Justin Bieber. I cannot believe this song even exists in 2018.

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

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

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27 Peppermint Winter - Owl City

Yes, this is even worse than Do They Know It's Christmas. A whiny voice, childish and annoying lyrics, and ear-bleeding instrumentals all come together to make this song the nadir of the Christmas season. - Spark_Of_Life

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28 Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

LOVE IT - Luckys

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!

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29 Merry Mutha******* Xmas - Eazy E UListen to Sample
30 Baby's First Christmas - Connie Francis

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

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31 It's Christmas Day Bro - Jake Paul

This song is awful. - B1ueNew

This song should be at least in the top 5. - B1ueNew

What the hell

Good god

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

In Africa

33 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.

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34 Suzy Snowflake

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

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35 12 Days of Christmas - Jake Paul
36 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

This song needs to be up higher. - RiverClanRocks

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37 Jingle Pauls - Jake Paul
38 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

I hate her voice. I like this song just not her voice its awful and scratchy.

My least favorite holiday song. Disc jockeys can’t seem to play it enough. And after you hear Brenda Lee sing it, ten minutes later another artist then another. It puts me in the Christmas spirit as much as a pair of socks.

What? This song is awesome!

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

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39 Christmastime Is Killing Us - Family Guy

Stewie Griffin = nauseating. Enough said.

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40 Where Are You Christmas - Faith Hill

Over-sung, over-enunciated awfulness.

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

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43 Deck the Halls - Jake Paul
44 Santa Diss Track - Logan Paul

Oh god I really hope this did not happen and a troll made up a fake item for fun.

This should also be higher. - B1ueNew

Oh god no...


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45 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.

Destiny's Child have succeeded in taking a traditional Christmas song and turning it into an RnB crapfest. Thanks for that. I hate this so much, materialistic Ho Ho ho's.

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48 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.

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49 I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson

Hating on family members, drunks not what Christmas is about

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50 Murder City Xmas - Insane Clown Posse & Twiztid
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