It’s that time of year again when we get bombarded with holiday music. Here in NYC they started playing it in my local deli that I go to for lunch right after Halloween! It’s gets ridiculous when Christmas is shoved down our throats so early, and seems to get worse and worse every year. Now don’t get me wrong as I do enjoy the holiday season. It just feels way too rushed. Before we know it we will hear Christmas songs right after the 4th of July! I don’t want to sound all “bah humbug” but there are a few that I just can’t stand. Really, some of these make me want to engulf myself in flames and jump off a skyscraper.
Here are my most hated Christmas and holiday songs in no particular wretched order.
Dominick the Donkey –
Oh, how I effing hate this song. Really, what the heck is this all about? I’m half Italian and I still find this song blazingly annoying. What does a donkey have to do with Christmas? Maybe because it’s an ass and many people shopping in the crowded stores this time of year act like one.
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer –
If I never hear this song again it would be a blessing. It is just so monotonous and aggravating to listen to. It’s like I’m being tortured by listening to the redneck national holiday anthem. It gets unbearable after a while and the song seems to go on forever! Can someone run over anyone who plays this infuriating song, and then back up on them a few times for good measure?
Christmas Wrapping –
Yeah, Yeah. Beat me for this one. I know a lot of people think this song is cool and fun but after hearing it so often I want to cover my head in Christmas wrap and hit it with a sledgehammer whenever it comes on. Another one I just can’t stand to listen to and makes me want to slam my head against a concrete wall.
Barking Dogs/Jingle Bells –
I have heard this stupid version of Jingle Bells since I was a kid. I swear I could hear it in my sleep. I love dogs and had one growing up but this is too much to digest. An assault on my ears. I just want it to stop!
A Wonderful Christmastime –
Nothing against Sir Paul McCartney but this has to be one of the most horrible Christmas songs ever created. It’s one of those holiday songs that gets put on eternal loop in every suburban mall across the land during this time of year. It’s almost like numbing mind control as I feel my brain turning to mush and my head about to explode after listening to it for the first minute or so. Makes me want to run out of the store screaming bloody murder.
The Christmas Song (Don’t Be Late) –
Maybe I just don’t get it, or I just don’t want to, but there is nothing endearing about listening to the Chipmunks sing anything. Especially Christmas songs. It’s like listening to fingernails scratching along a blackboard. My ears start bleeding when forced to listen to this, and yes, I refuse to watch the movies too.
Well, there you have it. I am sure there are a bunch more that I did not list here. What other hated Christmas and holiday season songs can be added to this list? I’m sure I’m not the only one with some “bah humbug” music selections out there.