31 Blogs of Christmas
It’s Christmas eve! Even if you were fighting it before, you can’t escape it now…it’s Christmas time, baby! By this point, Christmas music is playing everywhere. As you have no doubt been able to tell over the last month of blogging, I LOVE Christmas music! I love it, love it, love it! However…there are a few Christmas songs that just don’t do it for me. That’s what this list is for.
To be clear, to make this list, the song has to be generally loved. So no Christmas Shoes or anything sung by Justin Bieber. It’s likely that at least one of these songs will make you say, “WHAT?! How can you not like that song?!” Well, read on and find out…
Frank Sinatra – Jingle Bells
I know, sacrilege to criticize ‘ol blue eyes, but I can’t even get past the goofy choir beginning of this songs. Listen, singing monkeys, I know how Jingle Bells is spelled just let Frankie sing. But once he does they keep jumping in. SHUSH!!!
Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
I don’t normally have any issues with Bruce Springsteen’s voice, but for some reason, on this song it’s like nails on a chalkboard to me. Plus the tempo of this song just makes it hard to sing along to. That’s the best part of any Christmas carol.
The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
This is another one I object to right in the beginning…
“Christmas comes this time each year.”
Um…yeah, no kidding. Congratulations on buying a calendar. The song just gets worse from there…SKIP!!!
Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time
Yup, taking on a Beatle now. To be perfectly honest, if this was a high 6 list, his band-mate John would have made it with “So This Is Christmas.” Not a bad song, but just not a “fun” or “sweet” song so…I skip it.
But back to the song at hand. This has all the saccharin sweetness overload of It’s A Small World with none of the charm. Plus the musical accompaniment is the part of the 80’s that nobody misses.
Dean Martin & Dorris Day – Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Look, either stay or go but stop debating it. We’re trying to celebrate Christmas over here. I don’t have time for the Blurred Lines of the holiday season. Is there any other song that basically has one horny guy trying to jump a girl’s bones who’s clearly not into him? Just stop it. “Let It Snow” is a much better spin on this concept because we can at least assume all parties are interested in…”opening more presents.”