I've got to admit that I'm a sucker for Christmas music. I turn it on my XM almost immediately after Thanksgiving and listen all the way through the end of the season. (It cuts into my sports talk radio time, but oh well...) But sampling all those Christmas tunes, there are some you just come to hate. So I thought I'd start a completely off-topic, fun, semi-Grinchly thread and ask which Christmas songs are your least favorite.
I have two and a half nominations. First, I'd like to express the strong opinion that "My Favorite Things" from Sound of Music is NOT a Christmas song! I know the network chooses to show the movie every year at this time but that doesn't make it about Christmas any more than hospitals and sexy doctors are about Thursdays. Christmas music ought to conjure images of Santa or Jesus or at least snow, not U-Boat commanders and puppets.
As for least favorite Christmas songs that are actually Christmas songs, I'm torn between "Last Christmas" by Wham! (Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away...) and that horrible, schlocky Christmas Shoe song that came out a couple of years ago...the one with the kid who wants to buy new shoes for his dying mom so she can look good when she meets Jesus. First of all, if the kid's mom is that close to passing, what the heck is he doing in a shoe store? Second, where's his dad? Does he want to have his child kidnapped as well as losing his wife? And third, the singer apparently thinks that God sent that little boy to remind him what Christmas was all about. So let's get this straight...the loving and merciful Almighty offed some little kid's mom because you forgot about his birthday? Nice.
OK...that's my vote. Anybody else?