It’s that time of year again when you walk into a supermarket, and you hear the same old songs over and over again without getting ambushed by Jingle Bell Rock. Christmas songs
Our list of the worst Christmas songs includes psychotic butchering of beloved classics, horrific attempts at new standards, and hideous tunes. Here are 7 Christmas songs that will have you running for the hills!
By: Hana Abdelaziz
1- Twinkle Twinkle Little Me- Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder is an all-time legend, no doubt about that. However, in 1967 he released his eighth album in five years, “Someday at Christmas.” While the music of Twinkle Twinkle Little Me is as calm as a lullaby, but the song barely made any headlines. We still love Stevie Wonder, just poor choice of a song.
2- Funky Funky Xmas– New Kids on the Block
So, the NKOTB decided to switch things up a bit with Funky Funky Xmas and were inspired by James Brown’s soulful tunes. Christmas songs
Unfortunately, making a Christmas song for them means a repetitive singalong chorus that is utterly joyless, with lyrics that sing, “He said you left the fire burning and I burnt my butt, so now I’ve learned you’ve got to turn the fireplace down so Santa won’t get burned”. They tried to make it fun, but the song screams just screams: We are trying too hard!
I think we have heard better to help us stay happy during the holidays!
3- Mistletoe- Justin Bieber
Bieber fans don’t come for us as Justin has had some cringe moments over the years, and this song is the definition. We won’t even go into the details of the music video, but sending a Christmas card to his girlfriend signing it “Justine Bieber“? Really?
4- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus– The Jackson 5
How disturbing is it to have this song on your Christmas music list, I Saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus? The children need a lot of therapy from listening to that. The title even says it all. Christmas songs
Let’s set the scene: A child awakes by the sound of reindeer clippity-clopping on the roof. There’s a rustling in the chimney. Could it be? Leaping out of bed, the little sprite rushes into the living room, and yes! Yes! It’s true! He’s real! Santa is really … hey, wait a minute! Get your hands off my mom! It is one of those bitter-sweet and horrific lifetimes of trauma.
5- I Never Knew the Meaning of Christmas- NSYNC
If you are a fan of NYSNC cover your ears. NYSNC is known for its personality, music, and relationship with a past girlfriend, Britney Spears. However, the lyrics of this song are confusing, “That I never knew the meaning of Christmas ’till you came into my life. “How many times do we have to hear that, we get it. This song shouldn’t have existed in the first place.
6- Don’t Shoot Me Santa– The Killers
The Killers 2007 Christmas single could have been so much better. Instead, they wrote a tragedy song that admits shooting children on the block. We need more Christmas cheer songs, not Santa gunning us down. What strikes us the most, all the proceeds of this song went to a benefited Bono’s Product Red AIDS charity. This is insanity!
7- Santa Baby- The Pussycat Dolls
We stand the girl band. However, we mind singers butchering a classic song sung by many successfully. PCD was the worst one. We can only say two things: it was not needed, and we don’t like the repetition.