Up until December 25 each year, people who celebrate Christmas are expected to grit their teeth and bear the incessant onslaught of Yuletide carols that repeats ad infinitum across every radio station. Now that the holiday is in the rearview mirror, however, Twitter user Jennifer Wright posed a challenge that the internet was 100% ready for.
Now that Christmas is over I can finally do this: Tell me the holiday song you despise the most.— Jennifer Wright (@Jennifer Wright) 1545947023.0
After a long Christmas season, the answers were in no short supply.
@JenAshleyWright LITTLE DRUMMER BOY.— Lo Hitz (@Lo Hitz) 1545947102.0
@JenAshleyWright Has there ever been a good cover of Little Drummer Boy? No. And does “pa rum pum pum pum” even sou… https://t.co/2ebB1s8v1e— Lo Hitz (@Lo Hitz) 1545947175.0
Interesting song trivia doesn't make them any less terrible!
@JenAshleyWright "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas"— DebonaireToastʕ•ᴥ•ʔノ (@DebonaireToastʕ•ᴥ•ʔノ) 1545947102.0
@JenAshleyWright @DebonaireToast It was written for the Oklahoma City Zoo in the 1950s that kicked off a larger cam… https://t.co/jVtNEmXbPL— nicole (@nicole) 1545947385.0
@mallorynicoll @mcafee2012 @JenAshleyWright @DebonaireToast It’s one of my favorites. Now Dominick the Donkey in th… https://t.co/byodpdKQix— Momma Root (@Momma Root) 1545950700.0
Of course, tearjerking songs got put on blast.
@JenAshleyWright Christmas Shoes. Christmas is supposed to be merry and bright, not depressing.— Garrett V 🇨🇦 🧔 (@Garrett V 🇨🇦 🧔) 1545947211.0
@JenAshleyWright Obvious answer probably Christmas Shoes, but I don't hear it nearly as much as the unrocking, appa… https://t.co/EN95m72zaV— Christopher Allen (@Christopher Allen) 1545947452.0
@JenAshleyWright Every year my friends and I play "the Fairytale of New York game" where we all see how long we can… https://t.co/m8jL2mzKVo— Graham Stevenson (@Graham Stevenson) 1545947362.0
Some opinions were definitely more controversial than others!
@JenAshleyWright Mariah Carey - "All I Want For Christmas Is You" I worked as a cashier in a grocery store through… https://t.co/yZpYXVY037— Carl (@Carl) 1545947515.0
@JenAshleyWright Silver Bells is the absolute worst.— Emily Williams (@Emily Williams) 1545947082.0
@emilywdc NO, IT’S THE ONLY ONE I LIKE— Jennifer Wright (@Jennifer Wright) 1545947202.0
@JenAshleyWright Nooooo https://t.co/cKxfs3B1Hh— Emily Williams (@Emily Williams) 1545947330.0
Christmas' novelty numbers did not fare well...
@JenAshleyWright Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer. I will walk out of a store if it comes on. #trashcentral— Alison Lucio (@Alison Lucio) 1545947116.0
@alucio Yeah, Grandpa did it. He’s a murderer.— Jennifer Wright (@Jennifer Wright) 1545947159.0
@JenAshleyWright Do they know it’s Christmas. It’s the worst - the worst - in every way. “There won’t be snow in Af… https://t.co/fKKpIqiLIJ— Rebecca 🦉 (@Rebecca 🦉) 1545947207.0
@JenAshleyWright Anything by the Chipmunks. Why can’t we let them pass like the novelty they were?— Ernie (@Ernie) 1545947310.0
It turns out Sir Paul McCartney was definitely not knighted for his carol-writing skills.
@JenAshleyWright Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney https://t.co/cV5YrsMHvH— KozmicMrs.Klaus (@KozmicMrs.Klaus) 1545960147.0
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" can never quite avoid controversy.
@JenAshleyWright This year I had "siiimply haaaaving (etc)" stuck in my head for days on end so it just barely beat… https://t.co/Mb1zLqvOor— treska 🌴 (@treska 🌴) 1545947350.0
@treskaneska *whispers* but actually it is gross, and just kind of a bad song— Jennifer Wright (@Jennifer Wright) 1545947388.0
No song was too popular to be taken down!
@JenAshleyWright Last Christmas. It’s a Christmas song in name only. Replace “Christmas” with “Thursday” and the so… https://t.co/3q98iEhRlV— Jason Sardonicus (@Jason Sardonicus) 1545949180.0
@JenAshleyWright “Last Christmas” by Wham! (George Michael). This song is a two sentence refrain, just repeated ove… https://t.co/30Oxr776iQ— EveryVote (@EveryVote) 1545961093.0
@JenAshleyWright Little St. Nick by the Beach Boys. Worst lyric ever: "Christmas comes this time each year." Ugh.— Brian A. Reed (@Brian A. Reed) 1545949809.0
@JenAshleyWright Santa Baby. Atrocious— Edwin Molina (@Edwin Molina) 1545947893.0
Some of these duds go back decades.
@JenAshleyWright SIIIIILLLLLVVVVER AND GOOOOOLLLLLDDDDD 🤯🔫— Hogdini (@Hogdini) 1545947464.0
@Hogdini @JenAshleyWright that whole movie is problematic, tbh https://t.co/8dD1mgKLgy— Tom Basgil 🎉 (@Tom Basgil 🎉) 1545950053.0
Why do we even listen to these songs?
@JenAshleyWright Frosty the Snowman! Stop it!— 📚BooksRMary📚 (@📚BooksRMary📚) 1545963194.0
@JenAshleyWright Jingle Bell Rock. It doesn't.— Jon Clarke (@Jon Clarke) 1545947417.0
@JenAshleyWright "Jingle Bell Rock" is neither jingle bell, nor rock.— Trail Potter (@Trail Potter) 1545947383.0
Audiences hate being preached to.
@JenAshleyWright John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas”. It’s sooo damn sad and pretty boring. Yeah, I understand the meaning b… https://t.co/beoK8ERoWJ— Kevin Zwirble (@Kevin Zwirble) 1545966630.0
@JenAshleyWright Mary did you know... because yes. Yes she did.— Ana (@Ana) 1545966424.0
@JenAshleyWright Elvis's Blue Christmas. The warbling backup singers drive me nuts.— Matt (@Matt) 1545971054.0
This just in: Apparently all Christmas music is terrible? That may be so, but we can't wait for its return next year.