favorite and worst Christmas songs?

A friend of mine posted on Facebook the other day asking what song people thought was the most annoying Christmas/holiday song.  There were definitely some good responses although some people put down the song they find the most depressing around the holidays rather than the most annoying.  I had one very clear vote…

Christmas is 11 days away after all (holy crap, seriously!?)  So here goes… which song is your favorite Christmas song?  If you come from a religious tradition – is there a religious Christmas song you really like in addition to secular ones?  And which Christmas song makes you want to claw your eyes out?

My favorite religious Christmas songs:
  • O Come, O Come Emanuel (technically an Advent song… I know)
  • Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Celine Dion version)
  • Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (Amy Grant version)
  • O Holy Night (Jewel does a really good version as does the Cast of Glee)
  • Silent Night (there are numerous artists who do this song justice, and instrumental versions tend to be beautiful as well)
My favorite secular Christmas songs:
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Christina Aguilera version – I wont be judged!)
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  • Cold December Night
Most annoying Christmas song:
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
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6 Responses to favorite and worst Christmas songs?

  1. Bob Slatten says:

    My favorite religious Christmas songs:
    O Holy Night …. and this from a fairly non-religious person.

    My favorite secular Christmas song:
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas if sung by Judy, and only Judy

    Most annoying Christmas song:
    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer …. ack!

  2. Kathleen says:

    I am pretty much 100% in agreement with you. :)

  3. BearTalks says:

    My favorite one is probably kitschy and trivial, but I really like it for some reason:
    Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
    Most annoying Christmas song: most of them :D

  4. Brian says:

    Celine’s “These are special times” and Mariah’s Christmas albums are pretty much on repeat for me during Christmas. I love Kelly Clarkson’s “My grown up Christmas List”… as for annoying – I’m with you on “Grandma got run over” and also “Dominick the Donkey” gets OLD REALLY REALLY fast.

  5. Brian says:

    OH – and always “White Christmas” by Bing – it’s a true classic.

  6. Lucy Lunt says:

    Hi, I’m a producer for BBC Radio 4 , we make a series that looks at those pieces of music that never fail to move us.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008mj7p

    I’m making an edition to be broadcast on Christmas Eve about Have Yourself A Merry little Christmas, which many of you seem to like. Do you have a particular memory or story associated with the song that you might like to tell me about?
    I’d love to hear from you if you have. Please contact me at
    lucy.lunt@bbc.co.uk
    Many thanks and best wishes
    Lucy

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