Tuesday, December 11, 2012

top 5 tuesday: holiday songs you love to loathe

Happy Tuesday lovelies!

Since Thanksgiving we've been inundated with all sorts of Christmas music on the radio and in stores.

And, hey, I'm not complaining! I love it!

However, there are some songs that really make me just want to change the channel. (Or switch to one of my handy mixed Christmas CDs that I've put in my car's CD player for just such occasions.) You know those songs...the ones that make you cringe or...worse...cry?

For today's Top 5 Tuesday post, I'm listing the top 5 Christmas songs I love to LOATHE.

1. Merry Christmas, Darling - The Carpenters
Ugh, y'all I just really hate this song. It sounds like something that should be on a naptime CD for kids. If a Christmas song isn't going to be lively, it should at least be haunting or reflective. This one is just...boring.

2. Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
I'm not a huge Beatles fan to start with. So, this electric, boisterous, song doesn't really do much for me. I think I can tolerate it once or twice a season but doesn't it seem like radio stations play it constantly? Sigh.

3. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - Performed by Gayla Peevey
Just stop it with this song. It's just...I just....okay, it's just not cute. Ever. It's annoying. And unrealistic.

4. Last Christmas - Wham
I will admit that I regularly hate on 80s music. Because it's trash. (for the most part) This song is no exception. Please. Stop. Playing. This. Song. Amen.

5. Christmas Shoes - Newsong
Mad props to Newsong for living past the Christian music surge in the 90s. They've got mad staying power...much like this song, to my chagrin. I do like the IDEA of this song, but it's sad and makes me cry. I don't want to cry at Christmas. Anyone with me on this?
I do not want one of these for Christmas. Ever. via

Do you have any Christmas songs you love to loathe? Tell me about it in the comments! :)



  1. I'm hosting a similar linkup on my page, you should link up with me!
    Love Last Christmas by Wham!
    = )

  2. Replies
    1. But I did just download Last Christmas last week...

  3. Ok, so I don't like Christmas music! I know, I know. What's wrong with me? Instead of getting me into the holiday mood it makes me depressed lol!!! I do like J. Simpson's Christmas songs though... so I guess that counts for something.



  4. I agree with your list and have to add "Santa, Baby." It is just so obnoxious!

  5. Christmas Shoes should be BANNED. Total wrist slitter. And no thank you to the Paul McCartney or hippo song either. I used to like it now I hate it.

    I LOVE LAST CHRISTMAS. It is totally my 80s jam. hahaha

    Overall, Christmas music is not my preferred genre.

  6. Christmas Shoes= suck
    Feliz Navidad= suck

  7. I am cracking up right now, because the first 4 of your most loathed are in my top 10 faves! We are so on the same page about Christmas Shoes though. So much dislike for that one. Did you know they made a TV movie based on this song?? For reals. My MIL made me watch it. It was terribad.

    1. BAHAAHHA, that's awesome. Also, THERE IS A CHRISTMAS SHOES MOVIE? Who, on EARTH, would produce that? I'll bet it was terribad...and terrisad. :(


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