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Christmas songs you can't bear?

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DontCallMeCharlotte Sun 10-Dec-17 12:19:09

I'm sure it's been done hundreds of times but which festive songs do you hate? I'm listening to a Christmas playlist and had to run from another room to stop "When A Child Is Born" by Johnnie Mathis. It actually makes my skin crawl. And the Jackson's version of Santa Claus is coming to town hurts my ears. So which ones send you running for the off switch?

Chocolatear Sun 10-Dec-17 12:22:33

All of them with the exception The Poges and Band-Aid.

thismeansnothing Sun 10-Dec-17 12:22:48

Fairytale of New York. I just don't get why it's so popular.

And also slades Merry Christmas. The shouting at the end. Just no

Frogletmamma Sun 10-Dec-17 12:23:21

That Destinys child one which is so commercial. Her honey buys her jewellery and mercedes and she loves him 'for his genorosity'. Surely not what Christmas is about

PantPlot Sun 10-Dec-17 12:23:52

The Slade one. It's just such a horrible tune.

crunchtime Sun 10-Dec-17 12:24:22

i wish it could be christmas everyday

i really don't wish that at all

endehors Sun 10-Dec-17 12:27:30

Yes, the Slade song!

PsychoPumpkin Sun 10-Dec-17 12:28:24

Baby it’s cold outside. Creepy, pushy, yuck.

RaindropsAndSparkles Sun 10-Dec-17 12:28:54

All the canned pap played in supermarkets.

TroysMammy Sun 10-Dec-17 12:30:55

Slade and Wizzard. If I hear either of them playing as I walk into a shop, I'll turn around and walk out. I'm so glad I don't work in retail.

NinonDeLenclos Sun 10-Dec-17 12:31:17

Rudolf, the Pogues, So this is Christmas (John Lennon)

TobleroneBoo Sun 10-Dec-17 12:32:05

Another for Fairytale of New York

It seemed to be the alternative choice, then it was everybodies choice for being " different" so much so that it became generic...

DontCallMeCharlotte Sun 10-Dec-17 12:34:03

@PsychoPumpkin Agreed. I was thinking just that this morning. Especially the Tom Jones version.

PsychoPumpkin Sun 10-Dec-17 12:38:00

Yes he tom Jones version is awful, he sounds like such a letch and the woman sounds like a breathy 10 year old girl.

theredjellybean Sun 10-Dec-17 12:42:37

right now having a slightly sad time hate all of them

DontCallMeCharlotte Sun 10-Dec-17 12:46:24

@theredjellybean Sorry to hear that, I hope things look up for you soon.

crumpet Sun 10-Dec-17 12:48:40

Nope. I rather think I love the lot. Some more than others, of course fsmile

AnonEvent Sun 10-Dec-17 12:51:34

I agree with
And also slades Merry Christmas. The shouting at the end. Just no

I am tense through the song, waiting for that hateful shouting.

TossDaily Sun 10-Dec-17 12:54:50

Mariah Carey warbling 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.

Kylie perving her way through 'Santa Baby' yuk.

Frigging Shakin' Stevens. I mean why do we play that shit?

And 'Baby It's Cold Outside' known in our house as 'The Date Rape Song'.

Hedgyhoggy Sun 10-Dec-17 12:59:05

E17 so droney yet jingly at the same time

AbsentmindedWoman Sun 10-Dec-17 13:05:06

They're all eighties/ nineties, really, aren't they?

Did people listen to Christmas songs before then? Or was it just the odd one here or there?

eloisesparkle Sun 10-Dec-17 13:07:27

Last Christmas
All I Want Fir Christmas Is You

mogmum Sun 10-Dec-17 13:19:51

All of them.....( I work in retail so that's my excuse)

Judashascomeintosomemoney Sun 10-Dec-17 13:22:23

That Chris de Burgh spaceman rubbish. Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah. AAAAARRRRGGGHH!!!

SwedishEdith Sun 10-Dec-17 13:32:13

Last Christmas is the worst. Like a plodding nursery rhyme.

And Slade. Comes wIth all the expectation that you're meant to love it and sing along.

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