Ok, after a month or so of playing holiday favorites I fully admit that I do have some that I really like...and some that, well, its fine that I won't hear again for another 11 months!
I do like the Mary did you know, the song from the Polar express, The Take christmas back....and a few others too.
But I admit that there are some...well....I can do the season without hearing! :)
And I am not alone. I found an article online all about the worst of the holiday songs...and some I agree, and others...well I will post the list here that THEY had and you can agree or not!
1. "Christmas Shoes"
2. "Little Drummer Boy," by numerous artists.
Yes, a classic to many, but as Rutherford notes, it's ruined by three things. "What brand new mother wants you playing a drum around the baby?" she asks. "(Also), in almost all recordings I've ever heard of this song, THERE ARE NO DRUMS." She also points out that "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum is a funeral dirge-y chorus that drags through your head like Marley's chains."
3. "A Walking Talking ," by Gene London.
Rutherford calls this lesser-known gem "so twinkly and treacle-y that you want to vomit at its cuteness within the first few seconds. " The topic of the song also bothers her. "The writer of this song never thought about is how horrible it would be to be a sentient tree," she says. "That tree has been CUT DOWN, folks. It lives in your house for a few weeks and then you kick it to the curb in January. You really want that poor tree to be walking and talking around your house? You think that tree is gonna be about that?"
4. "Baby It's Cold Outside."
"This is a song covered by many people in many different ways," Rutherford says. "Depending on who's doing it, it can come out sweet to tacky to OH DEAR GOD HE'S PUTTING ROOFIES IN HER DRINK." Although there are many versions, Rutherford especially is creeped out by one sung by John Lithgow and Bebe Neuwirth.