Worst Holiday Songs
It's the most wonderful time of the year, as they say, but so very much bickering over politics and climate change and some cat named Alstry has left me feeling less than Jolly. So, I'm posting a "sure-to-inspire-that-warm-fuzzy-feeling" blog on a topic about which I'm sure we all can agree: The Worst Holiday* Songs Ever!
(* I'm stating "Holiday" not Christmas, because Hannukah can inspire bad music just as readily as Xmas can)
The top 5 most horrid pieces of dreck disguised as Holiday music (in order from least worst to worst):
#5 - Elton John, Step Into Christmas: Hey Elton, simply putting the word Christmas into a song does not make it a Christmas song.
#4 - Paul McCartney/Wings, Wonderful Christmastime: Discordant, awkward timing and rythym, half-key difference between vocal and keyboard...whole thing just sounds more geared towards Halloween than Christmas
#3 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Various Artists): Kids singing about witnessing their mother "cheat" on their father is not cute, nor funny. I'd rather listen to the tired joke of "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" another 16,000 times...and I hate "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer".
#2 - Newsong, The Christmas Shoes: Holy Crap! This song is saccharin-coated sugar drenched in high-fructose corn syrup. It's like a copy of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" with puppies and unicorns drawn in the margins. If insipidness had a theme song, this would be it.
#1 - Wham, Last Christmas: Oww, ouch, stop, please please pppllleeeeeaaasse! I promise I'll do whatever you ask, as long as you stop this song NOW! How much more antithetical to a holiday can a song get?
Okay...your turn (remember, each post is a dime in the bucket for Thurgood Marshall Academy!)