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You have the power! Now which Christmas song will you completely do away with?

Asked by AmWiser (14947points) November 29th, 2010

If you had your way, which Christmas song would you do away with? A song you would have completely and permanently eliminated from radio, tv, downloads, etc…. And never to be remade again! What song do you nominate?

One of mine would be “Gramma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”

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Nullo's avatar

@marinelife Do you hate it, or just dislike it because it’s sad?

I cherish most Christmas songs. I think that I’d go with @marinelife‘s song. It’s kinda sad, and it doesn’t really fit the theme of the season.

From_The_Ashes's avatar

Hark the Herald Angels Sing.

chyna's avatar

I second Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer. Ugh.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

chestnuts roasting over an open fire. I don’t know the correct name for it.

jonsblond's avatar

Mariah Carey All I want for Christmas is you.

It’s played every hour on the local radio station that plays Christmas music 24/7 for the holidays. It gets tiring, plus I’m not a big fan of hers.

partyparty's avatar

Oh for me it has to be Cliff Richard Mistletoe and Wine. Oooooh it’s awful!!

cookieman's avatar

Domenic the Donkey

Summum's avatar

Elvis Presleys whole Christmas Album. He was a fantastic singer but not for Christmas songs.

ucme's avatar

That hideous offering served up by Bing bong bing Crosby & David Bowie. Little drummer boy or something similar. I can’t be bothered to provide a link because I don’t want to hear that shit….per-uppa pum-pum Arrrrrrggghhhh!!

marinelife's avatar

@Nullo I hate it because it’s emotionally manipulative.

chyna's avatar

@cprevite I had never heard of Dominick the Donkey so I went to listen to it. It’s horrible! My dog walked up to the computer while it was playing and made a pfft sound and walked off.

cookieman's avatar

@chyna: I’m sorry you had to experience that. ;^)

tedibear's avatar

It’s a straight up tie between Grandma and Dominic. Argh!

AmWiser's avatar

@cprevite Dominick the Donkey has just moved to the top of my list as the worst Christmas song evveerr! You had to dig really deep to find that one.XD

cookieman's avatar

@AmWiser, @tedibear, & @chyna: One of the two local “Christmas stations” here in Boston plays Domenic the Donkey every day at 5PM to signal the end of the work day.

Guy where I work pipes it over the walkie-talkie system to the whole farm from November 20th to Christmas Eve.

I’ve thought of killing him with a spoon.

chyna's avatar

^Maybe kill him by having a donkey stomp him to death.

AmWiser's avatar

@cprevite Yes! shoot him, shoot him now XD

marinelife's avatar

@cprevite I could have gone my whole life never hearing Dominic the Donkey if it weren’t for you!

bunnygrl's avatar

don’t even have to think about it, its that bloody Slade song “Merry Christmas Everybody” aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggg it’s on the tape at work which just under an hour long and is looped THE AGONY!!!!!! it case anybody has escaped it (is it a uniquely British torture?) it’s here.
huggles xx

Kardamom's avatar

I love almost all Christmas music, but I really don’t like “I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ for Christmas”

I have never heard Dominic the Donkey song, guess I’ll be checking out itunes in a minute.

chyna's avatar

@Kardamom Don’t do it!

cookieman's avatar

@Kardamom: Back away from the donkey and no one will get hurt.

@all: I truly apologize for unleashing this melodic pile of suck into the collective.

GladysMensch's avatar

The Twelve Days of Christmas. Can anyone seriously sit through that entire song? It’s the holiday equivalent of 99 Bottles of Beer.

Oh, and if I have the authority, I’m also banning Paul McCartney’s yuletide abortion Wonderful Christmas Time.

Kardamom's avatar

@chyna and @cprevite I just couldn’t help myself. I had to check out Dominic the Donkey and yes, you were all correct. It IS the worst Xmas song of all time. I just can’t believe that I’ve never heard it, just lucky I guess. I hope to never hear it again. Ha Ha Ha.

shego's avatar

Oh that was horrible!!
But I would go back in time and destroy the writer of Santa Baby so I would never have to hear it again.

Deja_vu's avatar

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
@shego but Marilyn Monroe sings Santa Baby.

shego's avatar

@Deja_vu I know but she didn’t write it

Nullo's avatar

@marinelife Isn’t that a characteristic of art in general, though?

Kardamom's avatar

@Deja_vu and @shego I’ve only heard the version of Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt. Are you sure Marilyn Monroe did a version of it?

Berserker's avatar

Christmas songs are significant parts of many cultures, and many people hold them dear and enjoy them. I don’t like Christmas, but who am I to deny others of cheer and joy through art if they like it?
That said, I’d do away with all the fucking Christmas advertisement.

shego's avatar

@Kardamom your right Marilyn Monroe didn’t do a version.

Deja_vu's avatar

@Kardamom I know Eartha Kitt version I forgot!

Deja_vu's avatar

@shego Marilyn did do a version and I’ll find it.

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