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It's that time of year again. Time to release der Alte Fritz's annual list of the twelve worst Christmas songs ever imaginable (at least to Fritz).
This year, we have a guest provider the dastardly dozen songs: my daughter Lelia Jane (better known as the world's reigning and undefeated champion of the Teddy Bear Wars).
|The 2019 Guest List Judge|
So without further ado, here is Lelia's list:
The Twelve Worst Christmas Songs - by Lelia Jane
1) All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
2) Last Christmas (I Gave You My Love) - Wham!
3) Dominick the Donkey
4) I Want A Hippopotumus For Christmas
5) Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
6) Have A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
7) Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
8) Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
9) Santa Baby (again) - Taylor Swift
10) Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
11) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Jackson Five
12) Blue Christmas - Elvis
Some analysis by der Alte Fritz:
Some of these songs are on the "Worst" list because they are played over and over and over and over again on the radio. Others are just plain bad. None of them are caroling songs. Most of you younger boys and girls who follow my blog probably have no idea of what Christmas carols are or what carolers are. The first are only played on Christmas Eve and the second disappeared during my childhood, back in the Dark Ages. People used to gather at someone's house and go door to door singing Christmas carols.
|Listening to "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" 2000 times in one day will do this to you.|
This year I have taken the sensible approach and refuse to play the 24-hour Christmas music station. As a result, I don't have to listen to the wailing of Mariah or the mind numbing lyrics of Have a Holly Jolly Christmas after hearing it for the two-thousandth time in one day.
You can compare Lelia Jane's list to my list from 2018:
Last Year's Dirty Dozen List
Der Alte Fritz and Family present the Dirty Dozen list of Christmas songs every year as a public service to our readers. Avoid listening to theses songs at all cost.