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Worst Ever Christmas Song?

  • 08-12-2014 8:20pm
    #1
    Closed Accounts Posts: 5,378 BuilderPlumber


    What is/are the worst Christmas songs ever?

    I had the misfortune to hear a thing called Grandma got run over by a reindeer. Utter drivel. The melody is ripped off from an obscure 1940s Westernswing song called A Mother gave a son (much better song btw: unfortunately, the performer of A mother gave a son, Cliff Bruner, is dead and can't sue whoever stole his melody). With the unoriginal melody out of the way, we get to the worst part of this seasonal turkey: the lyrics! Silly and unpleasant all at once, this song neither succeeds as comedy, as a country song or as a Christmas song. I have heard a lot of Christmas songs ranging from religious to secular but this thing is definitely the worst of the ones I heard.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,264 ✭✭✭✭ Alicat


    Christmas. Effing. Shoes.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Alicat wrote: »
    Christmas. Effing. Shoes.
    ^^^ This. Times a thousand.


  • Registered Users Posts: 600 SMJSF


    anything that Michael Buble has sung has ruined the songs!! Can't stand him!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,199 boardsuser1


    Slade, i wish it could be Christmas


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Christmas Shoes, made worse by the fact that I seem to know most of the words. :eek:


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  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    A Spaceman Came Travelling. For a start I absolutely hate Chris de Burgh, and also it is a really terrible song about an alien visiting baby Jesus!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭ efb


    Stay another day E 17


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    Cliff Richard - Christmas Time.

    Pure S***e!


  • Registered Users Posts: 606 ✭✭✭ chocksaway


    Fairytale of new york. Over rated and over played crap


  • Registered Users Posts: 868 ✭✭✭ Username here


    Most of them, to be honest - I'm sure the list of good Christmas songs is much shorter...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭ efb


    Cliff Richard - Christmas Time.

    Pure S***e!

    The Lord's Prayer thing too


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    efb wrote: »
    The Lord's Prayer thing too

    Even worse!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,378 BuilderPlumber


    Sometimes, one gets tired of the same songs over and over. Not that I'd hate them, but just overdone overheard.

    In the shops, it is like a constant loop of Simply having a wonderful Christmastime, It will be lonely this Christmas, All I want for Christmas is you, White Christmas, Rock and roll Christmas, and the modern take on Santa Claus is coming to town.

    In the pub, it is a constant Fairytale of New York by the Pogues. I actually prefer the Christy Moore version which is rarely played.

    Thankfully, I am not hearing that Grandma reindeer cr&p as much ...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,378 BuilderPlumber


    Even worse!

    Ah! Good ol' Cliff! There was a time he was always in the charts at Christmas. Mistletoe and wine, The lord's prayer are two of them as is He is calling you on the Saviour's day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭ tunguska


    Its a toss up between Grandma got run over by a reindeer and fairy tale of new York. Both absolutely horrible songs


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,180 ✭✭✭ hfallada


    A slow version of Silent Night is often more suitable for a funeral, than a "cheery christmas song"


  • Registered Users Posts: 337 ✭✭ Straylight


    Wonderful Christmas Time grates on my nerves like no other Christmas song, probably because I had to endure it every hour or so when I worked in a shop at Christmas. And I know this won't be popular round these parts, but I really hate Driving Home for Christmas. It just sounds to me like he's making up the lyrics as he's going along.

    Of course there's a special place in hell reserved for the perpetrators of Christmas Shoes. It's possibly the worst song of all time, not just the worst Christmas song.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 772 the dark phantom


    Geraldine aka peter kay Once Upon a Christmas Song

    File:OnceUponAChristmasSong.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭ efb


    At this time of year- Craig from BB1


  • Registered Users Posts: 126 ✭✭ Spookyspook


    Last Christmas-wham


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,130 ✭✭✭ dee_mc


    Just listened to that Christmas Shoes drivel, it's hard to believe it was released in the past 15 years! Horrible sentimental shoite. Ugliest shoes ever made too. Gets my vote for worst Christmas song/worst song/worst video/worst miming etc. Unbelievable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 364 ✭✭ wardy2


    The cheeky girls - have a cheeky christmas


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,347 ✭✭✭ LynnGrace


    Straylight wrote: »
    And I know this won't be popular round these parts, but I really hate Driving Home for Christmas. It just sounds to me like he's making up the lyrics as he's going along.

    Same here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37 ✭✭✭ mandylevo


    Really hate Last Christmas by Wham,and my daughter and I watched the video for East17 Stay and thought it was one of the most ridiculous things I've seen in ages, God it's so tacky


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,378 BuilderPlumber


    Straylight wrote: »
    Wonderful Christmas Time grates on my nerves like no other Christmas song, probably because I had to endure it every hour or so when I worked in a shop at Christmas. And I know this won't be popular round these parts, but I really hate Driving Home for Christmas. It just sounds to me like he's making up the lyrics as he's going along.

    Of course there's a special place in hell reserved for the perpetrators of Christmas Shoes. It's possibly the worst song of all time, not just the worst Christmas song.

    Thankfully, I have not heard Christmas Shoes and from what everyone says, I want to keep it that way! I agree with Wonderful Christmas Time and other such songs: personally, I don't find anything wrong with them per se apart from being jaded by them constantly being on! Visiting a shop let alone working in one makes one over familiar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭ DeniG2


    Christmas Shoes +1


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,199 boardsuser1


    What's Christmas shoes then?thankfully i have avoided hearing it it seems


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭ efb


    Last Christmas-wham

    Blasphemy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,130 ✭✭✭ dee_mc


    KC161 wrote: »
    What's Christmas shoes then?thankfully i have avoided hearing it it seems

    Look it up on Youtube, you won't regret it.

    Actually no, you'll totally regret it, but you won't forget it.

    It's a display of bad songwriting, bad singing, bad film direction and bad dentistry.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,653 ✭✭✭✭ lazygal


    I despise Paul McCartney-Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time.


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