Some truly terrible Christmas songs have been written and recorded. Here are some of the worst offenders. Songs no one should have to listen to ever again. Along with videos – in case you feel like torturing yourself.
1. Band Aid – Do They Know it’s Christmas
Multimillionaire pop and rock stars asking whether the poverty-stricken of the world know whether or not it’s Christmas. If nothing about this seems amiss to you then you’re clearly a little dense. Self-promoting, ego stroking, so-called “charity” is disgusting and the song isn’t even good to listen to!
2. Kayne West – Christmas in Harlem
Ah, Kayne, a consistent source of hilariously bad music, terrible raps and nonsensical lyrics, on these counts, Christmas in Harlem doesn’t disappoint. You have to respect Kayne for being able to include the word (if you can call it that) “dee-ricious” in a song without feeling embarrassed or ashamed.
Christmas in Harlem is a truly awful song. No one should have to listen to it unless in irony.
3. Wham – Last Christmas
Possibly the cheesiest song ever written, Last Christmas is ridiculously overplayed during the festive season. As a song it’s not even that bad, but seeing as I’ve probably heard it 100 times during November I’m sickened even by the 1st bar. We’ve been subjected to the horrors of Last Christmas for long enough. No more I say, no more!
4. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You
Sickeningly sweet and as equally overplayed as Wham’s Last Christmas, All I Want for Christmas is nauseating. Over eating (and drinking) are already making many of us sick over the Christmas holiday, we don’t need Mariah Carey’s saccharine crooning added to the mix.
5. Santa Baby – When Sung by anyone but Eartha Kitt
If it’s not the original 1953 recoding with Eartha Kitt and the Henri Rene orchestra then no one needs to hear Santa Baby. If it’s Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Megan Nicole, Taylor Swift or whoever else then forget about it, turn it off, throw it away, delete it, burn it if you have to. They are all cheap, opportunistic imitations of the well-sung original.