I wrote a post awhile back about my favorite Christmas songs, but after several week of 24/7 Christmas music, as well as feeling slightly hormonal lately, I've been thinking about the songs I don't like. Here is my hit list:
1. Anything by Gloria Estefan--but in particular that hideous rendition of Let It Snow. When that comes on (which, unfortunately, is way too often) I can't lunge to change the radio station fast enough.
2. Little Drummer Boy. This has to be one of the most depressing songs of all time. With that slow monotonous chanting beat--it sounds like a funeral dirge. Why does it have to sound like that Little Drummer is marching to his death?
3. Last Christmas by George Michael. Or is it Wham? Either way, it's like nails on a chalkboard to me. And it doesn't feel Christmasy in the least.
4. Step into Christmas by Elton John. Now I love Elton in general--but I detest this song! It's so bubblegum and stupid.
5. I think we're all in "agreeance" that Christmas Shoes might be the worst Christmas song ever. I've read several rants on the Internets complaining about its maudlin content. It attempts to pull out every low-blow mawkish image imaginable: unkempt little boy fidgeting in line at the store, mother dying on Christmas, doesn't have enough money to buy new shoes for said mother so she can look good when she "meets Jesus." Then, just when you think it can't get any worse, a choir of children join in song.
Then there's the absurdity of the whole thing--who would buy a pair of shoes for someone on their deathbed? Maybe a blanket or a comfortable pillow, but shoes? Note to my children: If I'm on my deathbed, please don't buy me a pair of shoes. How about slipper-socks? Or better yet--just keep your money--I won't really be needing anything!
So there you have my top five--oh and by the way--I LIKE Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer and I haven't heard it one single time this season! I also like Dominic the Donkey--sue me!!