Jeff Deminski lists the 5 worst Christmas songs of all time
It comes this time of year like some perennial zombie apocalypse from which there is no escape. Christmas music. It's everywhere. Your radio, your television, ads, stores, elevators, and sometimes your worst dreams. Because let's face it, not all Christmas music is good. Here's my list of 5 of the worst Christmas tunes of all time. This is subjective, so if you want to list your own use the comment section below.
It's been recorded countless times but was composed in 1914 by Mykola Leontovych, a Ukranian composer and to this day 'Carol Of The Bells' stands as the most depressing, loneliest sounding Christmas song in history. When I hear it I even add my own words..."This song's so bad, I am so sad, I want to cry, I'm gonna die."
A song so awful it has actually been banned from airplay on NJ101.5 radio. By NewSong, 'Christmas Shoes' is about a boy and his dying mother and, of course, a pair of shoes. Diabetics be warned, this song is so sugary your blood glucose will spike just listening to it.
One of Bill Doyle's favs is one of my worst nightmares. The harsh, grating 'Christmas Song' by Alvin and the Chipmunks should have been stopped by court order years ago. There's nothing funny or redeeming about this.
Even worse than the song 'Must Be Santa' by Bob Dylan is his video that goes with it. Dylan, looking like an even more strung out Haymitch from The Hunger Games stumbles through a house party that inexplicably turns violent at the end with no apparent reason. Yeah, Merry Christmas to you too, Bob!
Finally, the song so intentionally bad it's hysterical. Although some would call it heresy. For years it was not known who did this spoof version of 'O Holy Night' but it appears to be the work of Steve Mauldin. Joe Votruba just loves when we play this on air, which has become a tradition.