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December 8, 2013

The 12 annoying songs of Christmas

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7. Baby It’s Cold Outside

Where to begin with this song? Two people have this back and forth conversation in rhyme (ick!), but neither one really listens to the other. All the guy cares about is his agenda and all the girl cares about is what other people are going to think of her. And all they can agree on is that, hey, it’s cold out!

8. Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy is kind of annoying all on its own with its constant rum pum pum-ing, but now there’s this: the Justin Bieber version. There’s nothing quite like ruining a classic by turning it into a pop remix.

9. My Grown-Up Christmas List

Hello, holiday depression, how nice of you to stop by again. Here we have another classic example of a Debbie-downer tune that makes you want to poke your eye with a pencil.

10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Really, you can’t tell that under all that red, your dad is parading around as Santa? And let’s think about it for a minute, why would your mom be kissing Santa of all people? Okay, I get kids can’t reason like adults, but that aside, this song gets tiresome after one listen.

11. All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

This song has absolutely no basis in reality. There is not a kid in America who only wants teeth for Christmas. No. Way. And why is it so important to say “Sister Susie sitting on a thistle”? It’s just about the last sentence anyone would ever need to say. So let’s focus on the positive and re-check that Christmas list.

12. Jingle Bells / Jingle Dogs

Jingle Bells is undoubtedly a Christmas classic, so why change it? Especially when the change involves dispensing of the lyrics in favor of one word repeated over and over, “bark.” However, as this video shows, someone liked it enough to sync it up with their outdoor light display

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