Top 10 Least Favourite Holiday Songs

For more awesome Dean Morris Xmas cards, click the image.At this time of year, consultant Sean Ross of Edison Research spends a lot of time looking at Christmas songs.  With so many radio stations flipping to all-Christmas formats, they need to know which songs to stay away from.   This year, the answers are:

1. Singing Dogs, “Jingle Bells”
2. Beach Boys, “The Man With All The Toys”
3. Spike Jones, “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”
4. Barbra Streisand, “Jingle Bells”
5. Elmo & Patsy, “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”
6. Cartman, “O Holy Night”
7. Seymour Swine & Squeelers, “Blue Christmas” (the version that features a Porky Pig-soundalike stammering his way through the Elvis Presley standard)
8. Neil Diamond, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
9. Mannheim Steamroller, “Deck The Halls”
10. Little Jimmy Boyd, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Top 10 Least Favourite Holiday Songs

  • November 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    That list isn't nearly long enough. We should stay away from all Christmas music in any work place. If someone enjoys it, they are free to play it at home. No need to inflict it on everyone.


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