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December 8, 2013

The 12 annoying songs of Christmas

NORMAN — It’s that time of year, when Christmas songs fill shops, restaurants and your home. While anything on repeat can drive you mad, these 12 tunes are some of the most annoying.

1. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

I really want to know who thought this song was a good idea. A member of the family dying via reindeer doesn’t exactly scream Christmas cheer. In any normal situation, someone getting killed by an animal would seem morbid, let alone during a season for familial togetherness.

2. Santa Baby

There’s nothing like turning an innocent concept of asking Santa for presents into something dirty. Wouldn’t any self-respecting woman hate herself for tempting sweet old Santa to get what she wants? And sure, we’d all like some nice things for Christmas, but who asks for a platinum mine?

 

3. Last Christmas

This song is catchy, but when you think about it, it’s also pretty pathetic. The singer got dumped after one day and still isn’t over the breakup a year later? And, aside from a few references to Christmas, this song really has nothing to do with the holiday

4. Feliz Navidad

Yes, this is a Christmas classic, but it qualifies as annoying thanks to its insanely repetitive nature. When we’re listening to the same songs over and over, the last thing we want to hear are the same lines over and over. And over.

5. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Just, why? I get that kids can be demanding around this time of year, but who honestly wants a hippo? There’s nothing worse than the sound of a whiny-voiced kid eking

6. The Christmas Shoes

Okay, I lied. There is something worse: depressing Christmas songs. I hate when, in the midst of Christmas cheer and happy tunes, a song like this comes on

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