Every year people complain about overplayed Christmas songs, but it could be a lot worse. Here are 10 original Christmas songs you never hear played at the mall. Because they're all terrible.
Artist: The Little StinkersReleased: 1998
It's almost as if this song were calculated to be as annoying as possible. Chorus of off-key kids? Check. Fart noises? Check. Stupid title? Look at it. Normally this could be considered just a dumb novelty song, not deserving any sort of attention, except for the fact that in 2002 it charted on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles. Charted all over Santa's lap.
Artist: Homer and JethroReleased: 1968
It takes real balls to look at "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" and say, "I bet I can make this more annoying." Parodying a song that's already a novelty song is pretty dumb but you've got to have a better idea than just getting rid of more teeth.
Artist: MecoReleased: 1996
The Star Wars Holiday Special is perhaps the only thing in the Star Wars universe more hated than Jar Jar Binks. If you aren't familiar with this particular pile of shit, take a listen to the song above, sung entirely by droids, with backing instrumentals by a carousel from hell. Musicality aside, these droids are pretty terrible friends. He's Chewbacca. He's got a personality and hobbies and everything. I'm sure you can find a good gift if you think beyond "Well, wookies are pretty hairy."
Artist: Harry Stewart AKA Yogi YorgessonReleased: 1949
There was a period in our nation's history when nothing was funnier than someone doing a fake Swedish accent (see "All I Want for Christmas is My Upper Plate" above). There are certainly worse songs on this list, but this song is notable for being as unnecessary as it was successful. As a single "Yingle Bells" sold over a million records and peaked at number seven on the Hot Singles chart. For comparison, here are some singles that peaked at number seven in 2013: Maroon 5's "Daylight", Icona Pop's "I Love It", and Eminem's "Rap God".
Artist: Tiny TimReleased: 1985
Is this a real song? Yes. Yes it is. Tiny Tim claims that the song refers to the diet supplement "Ayds" and not the horrific disease "AIDS", but that claim seems a little dubious with lyrics like "He's lying sick in bed. Call the doctor there instead" and "The nurses all look sad 'cause Santa's got it bad." If the content doesn't turn you off, the repetitive Casio keyboard-style backing track will.