A big part of many holidays is the music, but none more so than Christmas, whether or not you celebrate. It’s everywhere–on the radio, TV, in the stores. While many of the songs are lovely and happy and a part of the holiday tradition, a few songs just drive you insane after awhile. Especially since they tend to be repeated over and over, day after day.
So, my question is this: What Christmas (or other holiday) song would you prefer never to hear again, and why? It could be one song in particular, or songs by a certain singer, or a version of a song you usually enjoy that grates on your nerves. We promise not to judge. It’s your chance to vent.
If you have a YouTube version of the offenders handy so we can share your pain, all the better.
Now, if you'd asked for a favourite, I'd have found it an easier ask...
There are so many boringly tedious renditions played as musak in shops, malls, shopping centres and streets around now...
Pet hates must include anything sung by Jim Reeves, I'm shuddering at the thought...
Are two of the particularly saccharine ones!
This has to be where I admit to once having owned a vinyl LP of Reeves' Christmas songs. At that time they seemed pleasant. Now, they set my teeth on edge.
Perhaps, another reason would be that the LP, along with all my others and 45s were thrown away by my mother (and the stereo too).
Ending on a happier note...I can't help but enjoy listening to
Pogues - Fairytale of New York
And the boys from the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day.