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Christmas is a magical time of year. The lights are beautiful, people are filled with cheer, and the air smells like peppermint and warmth and spices. Not to mention the ever-popular Christmas music, which drowns out the chatter of shoppers and the ring of cash registers everywhere. While many songs are fun, joyful and make people smile, there are a select few that irritate me more than the long line-ups and grumpy shoppers ever could. 

Here are the top five most annoying Christmas songs that must be endured every year.

“All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)”

This song’s repetitiveness really grates on the nerves and is unbearable when played for longer than ten seconds. -5/10.

“I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”

The juxtaposition of the nasally child’s voice and the nonsensical lyrics make this song a package of pure torture. Society would be better off without this song. 0/10

“Santa Baby”

This song is a classic. It’s somehow stood the test of time, leading to a ridiculous number of covers. It also happens to be one of the most annoying Christmas songs I’ve ever heard. The melody is too simple, and the lyrics are just one long list. Go tell Santa at the mall what you want or write him a letter like the rest of us. 1/10

“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”

Ah yes, the classic. My dear granny, run over by a reindeer on her way home from Christmas Eve dinner. I don’t know why this song grates on my nerves, but it does. It really, really does. Perhaps it’s the way someone wrote a song about my grandmother being run over by Rudolph or Dancer, which is not a thought I’m interested in entertaining. -2/10

Any cover that includes barking.

There is, in fact, a Christmas album known simply as “The Barking Dogs - A Dogs Christmas” where classic carols are all dog barks. Nothing will haunt me as much as that album does. Every song on this album ranks as the worst, most annoying Christmas song ever. -20/10

Christmas is a magical time full of magical music, but that doesn’t mean every song is magical. While this list is in no way definitive or exhaustive, it sure represents some of the worst songs Christmas has to offer. Hopefully though, we won’t be hearing any of these songs on the radio this season, and we’ll instead get to be blessed by some truly excellent music.

Ria Boldt

U Vic '20

Ria is a slightly confused fourth year at the University of Victoria, with a major in tea drinking and a minor in freelance superhero-ing. When not busy she can usually be found reading, eating, or re-watching all of the Star Wars movies.
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