Christmas music has been a beloved holiday tradition for centuries, with classic carols such as “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful” sung by families and choirs worldwide. However, not all Christmas songs are created equal; some can be downright annoying to listen to. Here are a few of the most annoying Christmas songs and a brief introduction to their history:
“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” – This novelty song was written by Randy Brooks in 1979 and became a hit in the early 1980s. The song tells the story of a grandma who gets run over by a reindeer on Christmas Eve and is later found by her family, who initially thinks she is “drinking too much eggnog.” While the song has a catchy melody and a humorous premise, it can get old quickly, especially if played on repeat.
“Feliz Navidad” – “Feliz Navidad” is a popular Christmas song written and performed by Puerto Rican singer José Feliciano in 1970. The song, sung in Spanish, has become a holiday staple and is often played at Christmas parties and on the radio. However, the repetitive nature of the chorus (which repeats the phrase “Feliz Navidad” repeatedly) can be grating to some listeners.
“Jingle Bells” – “Jingle Bells” is perhaps the most well-known Christmas song of all time. The piece by James Lord Pierpont in 1857 tells the story of a man going for a sleigh ride on a frosty winter day. While the song has a catchy melody and is enjoyed by many, it can become annoying due to its incessant widespread popularity.
“Santa Baby” – “Santa Baby” is a Christmas song written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer in 1953. The song, sung from the perspective of a woman trying to seduce Santa Claus, has a sultry, jazz-influenced melody and lyrics that some people may find distasteful or inappropriate.
“All I Want Christmas Is You” – “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a Christmas song written and performed by Mariah Carey in 1994. The music, which has a catchy, upbeat melody and memorable chorus, has become a holiday classic and is often played on the radio during the holiday season. However, the song’s constant radio play
can will annoy some listeners.
Despite their obnoxious nature, these songs have become holiday staples and continue to be played and enjoyed by many worldwide. While everyone has their preferences for Christmas music, it’s important to remember that it is about celebrating and spreading joy.
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