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Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:21 PM

What Christmas Carol do you hate the most?


30 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Jingle Bells
1 (3%)
Deck the Halls
0 (0%)
All I Want For Christmas Are My Two Front Teeth
3 (10%)
Let It Snow
0 (0%)
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
1 (3%)
Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer
12 (40%)
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
0 (0%)
Up On The House Top
2 (7%)
Other (please state)
9 (30%)
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Underneath The Misletoe
2 (7%)
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Reply What Christmas Carol do you hate the most? (Original post)
gopiscrap Dec 2013 OP
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2013 #1
el_bryanto Dec 2013 #2
Chan790 Dec 2013 #3
el_bryanto Dec 2013 #13
dipsydoodle Dec 2013 #72
Ilsa Dec 2013 #77
hootinholler Dec 2013 #20
tabbycat31 Dec 2013 #22
hootinholler Dec 2013 #23
Niceguy1 Dec 2013 #59
jmowreader Dec 2013 #58
dipsydoodle Dec 2013 #68
Chan790 Dec 2013 #71
adirondacker Dec 2013 #122
House of Roberts Dec 2013 #47
tosh Dec 2013 #105
seabeyond Dec 2013 #4
swilton Dec 2013 #5
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2013 #6
immoderate Dec 2013 #7
longship Dec 2013 #41
Niceguy1 Dec 2013 #60
MADem Dec 2013 #78
okwmember Dec 2013 #132
Va Lefty Dec 2013 #8
SidDithers Dec 2013 #9
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2013 #19
Raine Dec 2013 #67
FSogol Dec 2013 #84
Scootaloo Dec 2013 #101
phylny Dec 2013 #103
newcriminal Dec 2013 #134
Warpy Dec 2013 #10
Adsos Letter Dec 2013 #14
2theleft Dec 2013 #38
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2013 #49
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2013 #79
undeterred Dec 2013 #88
Arugula Latte Dec 2013 #98
FrodosPet Dec 2013 #126
LuvLoogie Dec 2013 #137
tularetom Dec 2013 #11
DesertFlower Dec 2013 #12
truebluegreen Dec 2013 #80
babydollhead Dec 2013 #112
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2013 #15
Niceguy1 Dec 2013 #62
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2013 #100
nevergiveup Dec 2013 #16
FrodosPet Dec 2013 #127
diabeticman Dec 2013 #17
TBF Dec 2013 #124
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2013 #18
Niceguy1 Dec 2013 #64
FrodosPet Dec 2013 #128
Matariki Dec 2013 #21
Skip Intro Dec 2013 #24
gopiscrap Dec 2013 #42
RandiFan1290 Dec 2013 #63
Change has come Dec 2013 #25
winter is coming Dec 2013 #26
NoOneMan Dec 2013 #27
Aerows Dec 2013 #28
Warpy Dec 2013 #45
Aerows Dec 2013 #73
Niceguy1 Dec 2013 #61
dipsydoodle Dec 2013 #69
Niceguy1 Dec 2013 #114
Aerows Dec 2013 #74
Niceguy1 Dec 2013 #75
Aerows Dec 2013 #76
LiberalElite Dec 2013 #29
XemaSab Dec 2013 #30
KansDem Dec 2013 #107
LuvLoogie Dec 2013 #31
Jenoch Dec 2013 #117
kskiska Dec 2013 #136
JimDandy Dec 2013 #32
CTyankee Dec 2013 #65
JimDandy Dec 2013 #99
Shrike47 Dec 2013 #102
CTyankee Dec 2013 #106
LuvLoogie Dec 2013 #33
freshwest Dec 2013 #34
gopiscrap Dec 2013 #43
freshwest Dec 2013 #95
gopiscrap Dec 2013 #115
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murielm99 Dec 2013 #35
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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:22 PM

1. Too obvious dude

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:23 PM

2. Jingle Bell Rock is my least favorite - seems so insipid

With Wandering Awe is probably my favorite hymn, The Merriest is probably my favorite christmas song.

Bryant

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:25 PM

3. While not strictly a carol, I really hate "Baby, it's cold outside."

 

Man, that song is skeevy.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:40 PM

13. It is skeevy - but i really like the version on Merry Mixmas

Baby, It's Cold Outside (ARP Remix) by Dean Martin which is very skeevy but the music kind of underlines it? it's an odd effect.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 11:39 AM

72. Best version here: Ray Charles and Betty Carter

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #72)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

77. Oh come on! You don't prefer the version with

Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart? yes, I heard it on Sirius radio yesterday. Awful song.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:57 PM

20. I thought it romantic

A lovely duet between two lovers.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:04 AM

22. it screams date rape

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:07 AM

23. baloney n/t

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:41 AM

59. really?

Whatever

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:04 AM

58. Have you actually read the lyrics?

Any song that contains the line "say, what's in this drink?" is not a "lovely" anything.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #58)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 09:24 AM

68. Not sure it had that connotation when it was written in 1944

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #68)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 10:24 AM

71. Even in the context written...

 

I find it really pushy.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:30 PM

122. Ditto. My favorite version was from the only season I watched Idol...



I actually liked Haley's voice (sucker for a raspy jazz vocalist) and attitude.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:26 AM

47. I like the version by Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone

just 'cause it's Leon, and Zooey's so cute.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #47)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:23 PM

105. I like this one better...

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:26 PM

4. i like them all. nt

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:26 PM

5. silver bells

 

melody is monotonous

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:27 PM

6. "Mistletoe and Holly" (aka the awful "oh by gosh by golly")

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:27 PM

7. Ordinarily I'd vote for "Little Drummer Boy"

 

But Ahmad Jamal did a version that rocks! (swings?) Sorry no Youtube.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:41 AM

41. Gawd, I hate that one.

Prum! Prum! Prum! Come they told me, parumpapumpum...

Now that's a horrible ear worm that I will not get out of my brain for hours. I sang it in choir at church in my youth and my sisters knew I hated it and would regularly taunt me with it regularly during Christmas season in the back seat of the car on the way home from church. I sat in the middle and there was no escape.

It is a wretched song.

Not even Ahmad Jamal could convince me otherwise.

Thanks!


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Response to longship (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:43 AM

60. my daughter sang that in first grade

On the Christmas performance....it's still stuck in my head lol

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Response to longship (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

78. Peter Griffin did it best.....maybe he can convince you...?

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Response to immoderate (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 11:26 PM

132. I despise the "Little Drummer Boy"

in all its forms by all performers.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:28 PM

8. I love Bruce, but hate his version of Santa Clause is Coming to Town

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:29 PM

9. Christmas Shoes...




The only redeeming thing about it is the Patton Oswalt deconstruction:



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:57 PM

19. hard one to listen to, it's sooooooo sad

 

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 09:17 AM

67. That came out the Christmas after my mother died, it makes me cry. nt

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:14 PM

84. Agreed. Maudlin, cloying, annoying, and stupid at the same time. n/t

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:03 PM

101. UGH, UGH, UGH, UGH, I hate this song so much

 

I hate it with FIRE.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:16 PM

103. Thank you.

Hate hate hate it.

(but one of my favorites is):

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 23, 2013, 12:31 AM

134. The worst by far.

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:30 PM

10. Two, actually

"Santa, Baby" has always chapped my ass because it features your basic high maintenance female wheedling consumer shit out of some guy. It sucks on so many levels it would take me several long, boring paragraphs to outline all the suckage.

The other shall not be named because I'm engaged in a contest to see how long we can all go before hearing our brains go "pa rumpa pum SHIT" to store Muzak. I do not want to invoke that evil thing up from hell. I'm listening to Beirut Nights radio for the duration.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:43 PM

14. ...Little Drummer Boy...

There...I said it...

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:18 AM

38. That song should not be named nor played.

You are correct, it is pure evil.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:55 AM

49. This is the one version of 'Little Drummer Boy' that I like.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #49)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:20 PM

79. They always cut off the end where der Bingle yanks out his belt and give Bowie a good whuppin'

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #49)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:26 PM

88. That was lovely.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #49)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:55 PM

98. And this version:

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #49)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:50 PM

126. An even better version

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #49)

Mon Dec 23, 2013, 02:02 AM

137. I like this one too.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:34 PM

11. Well there is the godawful Holly Jolly Christmas

and "Jingle Bell Rock" sucks big time as well. Except for the line about the "fuckin pie".

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:39 PM

12. i hate them all.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:28 PM

80. +a zillion

 

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 08:09 PM

112. agree

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:49 PM

15. i turn the radio station for most on ur list

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:48 AM

62. I play pandoras

Classic christmas station at work. ..its great

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #62)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:01 PM

100. me too!

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:52 PM

16. "Oh Holy Night"

As a child I botched it really good in a piano solo at a church Christmas program. The night was not "brightly shining" during my performance. Whenever I hear the song I break out in a sweat even though it was 50+ years ago. I doubt I practiced it much because I really didn't care all that much for playing the piano and I probably thought I could fake it. Following my dismal and embarrassing performance my mom yanked me from any future piano lessons. My musical career was over.

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Response to nevergiveup (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:53 PM

127. That's a shame

It is a beautiful song. My favorite among the religious Christmas carols.

But yeah, for singing or piano, it is a challenging song.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:53 PM

17. That freaking Christmas Shoe song

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:42 PM

124. I hate that one too. nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:53 PM

18. What I HATE, is thinking about, and SHARING, what I HATE. You like sharing what you HATE? WHY?

 

Hey everyone...! Let's spread a little HATE!

HATRED: It's what's for dinner.

This warms your soul in some way? Really?\
____

Hey everyone...! What part of the Koran do you hate the most? Post it here! Share it with all your friends!

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Hey everyone...! Hate the Torah? Share your most hated passages here! Gain points with others who share your views!

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Hey everyone...! Hate the Bible? Share your most hated verses here! Gain points with ALMOST EVERYONE!

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I hate red light cameras. I hate 0500. I hate Crows. I HATE people who can't use the mirrors on their cars, or turn signals.

You hate Christmas Carols. I hope your thread gets you the validation you desire...

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 07:15 AM

64. +10000000

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:56 PM

128. It's obvious. Everybody not only has to hate someone

Everyone has to hate something.

This is the saddest single fact about our species.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:04 AM

21. Other: ALL OF THEM

Every fucking one of them.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:14 AM

24. Hey gopiscrap, I notice a typo in your vote options.

I guess it's a typo.

You capitalized every word in each question except the word "white." Was that a typo or intentional? And if intentional, why? What are you trying to convey with that exception?

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:05 AM

42. Typo thank's I'll fix it!

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:54 AM

63. ermergerd!

He did the same with the words of, the, and a..

Must be an anti christian anti white anti duck hunter code!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:16 AM

25. Jingle Bell Rock

fingernails on a chalkboard.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:19 AM

26. "Joy to the World"

Used to be okay with it, but I've sung/heard it too many times.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:21 AM

27. Sacrilege. You cannot hate any Christmas song!

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:21 AM

28. Madonna's "Santa Baby"

 

That song annoys the shit out of me. Her voice sounds terrible in it.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:15 AM

45. GMTA

I absolutely loathe that song. I've been known to drop purchases on a counter and sprint for an exit when it's played in a store.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #45)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

73. There is so much wrong with that song

 

I can't even list it all. I didn't even see your post up thread ranting about it before I posted - that song IMMEDIATELY pops into my mind as the worst Christmas song ever (what the hell is Christmas-y about selfishness?).

UGH.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:46 AM

61. I love the original

, I mever have gotten into any of the remakes of the classics

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #61)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 09:27 AM

69. Agree entirely

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #69)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:57 AM

114. she has the prettest voice

This years favorite for me

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #61)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:00 PM

74. I'm not feeling it

 

I don't like the message behind the song, either.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #74)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:07 PM

75. it was written by a woman, too

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #75)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:10 PM

76. I don't care who wrote it

 

Not a fan. Christmas isn't about selfishness.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:24 AM

29. Tossup between

White Christmas and Holly Jolly Christmas (yecch)

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:26 AM

30. 12 days of christmas

It's only ever sung badly and ironically.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:43 PM

107. I voted "Other" with "12 Days" tied with "Little Drummer Boy."

"12 Days" just goes on and on. And even worse are the instrumental versions. On and on. And the arranger seems to always give Day 5 to the brass section. Get it? "Five golden rings" = color of brass?

But "Little Drummer Boy" should be renamed "Little Bummer Boy" Very bland and lacks any interest whatsoever!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:27 AM

31. Deck the Halls is the only Christmas Carol on the list.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 09:48 PM

117. And Jingle Bells isn't even a Christmas song.

 

It was written for a Thanksgiving program in 1857.

http://www.jingle-bells-lyrics.com/

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 23, 2013, 01:30 AM

136. You're absolutely right.

The rest may be Christmas "songs," but are not carols.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:28 AM

32. Good King Wenceslas

Ugh. And that's being nice.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 07:48 AM

65. are you old enough to remember Pogo's version of this?

Good king, Sauerkrauer, look out
on his feets uneven...



Then there's his Deck us all with Boston Charlie, another favorite when I was young...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #65)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:31 PM

99. I don't know.

I've seen the strip in the past, just didn't read it. More of a Calvin and Hobbs and Bloom County fan.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #65)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:07 PM

102. Walla Walla wash in Kalamazoo!

Norah's freezing on the trolley,...

I'm that old.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #102)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:28 PM

106. gawd, me too!

Every Christmas there would be a Pogo strip singing that song! It was a ritual to find it. Kinda reassuring in a way...

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:29 AM

33. Happy Holidays!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:30 AM

34. Which one of those was in the choir you used to sing in?

I'm tired of all those pop xmas songs.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:08 AM

43. None of them

I sang for the Vatican and the stuff we did there was serious shit!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #43)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:40 PM

95. So you sang in Latin?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #95)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 09:21 PM

115. I do if I get paid

I sang in Latin, French and German well before I ever sang in English

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #115)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 09:39 PM

116. TY, saw in another thread that you sing in many different languages. n/t

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:33 AM

35. I like Christmas carols.

What I hate is polls like this one.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:39 AM

36. never heard christmas shoes before now. definitely not. my favorites?

not christmas carols but music of the season . . . halleleujah chorus by quincy jones with various other artists and anything by transiberian orchestra.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:00 AM

37. Little Drummer Boy.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:24 AM

39. Little Drummer Boy n/t

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:27 AM

40. Other...There are several on the list

that I despise and a few I can still tolerate.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:14 AM

44. I don't have any I hate,

but I can't really relate to most of them because I'm never anywhere that snows on Christmas!

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:28 AM

46. The one with the stupid lyrics.

No, not that one, I mean the one about the snowman that says "are you married?" and you'll say no dear, but you can do the job when you're in town.

That one irritates the shit out of me.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #46)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:38 PM

92. Winter Wonderland

That's one of the ones I don't like. Even our church choir sang it.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:41 AM

48. Of those listed, 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas'

Not because the song is so bad in itself, but because it has contributed to the exasperating idea that Christmas has GOT to be white, or else it Is Not Christmas.

Several others that are not the list aggravate me more; e.g. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'; 'Having a Simply Wonderful Christmastime' (not Paul McCartney's finest moment!) and that dreadful one from the 70s, 'I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day'.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 05:14 AM

50. These are Christmas carols?

More like Christmas pop schlock.

That said, I'm surprised McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" hasn't come up at least once. That usually gets dumped on a lot here around this time of year.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 05:40 AM

51. Little Drummer Boy......aggggghhh! The Xmas equivalent of "Bolero" in Boredom.

White Christmas....a real snore.

Wonderful Christmastime is booooring. Not Sir Paul's finest song.

A friend of mine had a tape of old Xmas songs she needed to have transferred to CD.

I heard a couple of funny ones on there: Rusty Chevrolet, and one about Santa ("He's everywhere! He's everywhere!" giving a kid "guitar lessons and a full-color eight-by-ten picture of Bo Diddley, suitable for framing"!!!!

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 05:44 AM

52. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is depressing as hell.

If you think about it too much. And knowing what a messed-up life Judy Garland led doesn't help any, since she sang it in "Meet Me in Saint Louis".

Why don't the conservatives ever complain about "don we now our gay apparel"??? Huh???

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 05:45 AM

53. I absolutely despise Little Drummer Boy - weak, lame, and cloyingly saccharine pseudowhimsical

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 05:52 AM

54. Feliz friggin' Navidad

It's like a demonic cross between an earwhig and Bolero. (And an ear worm to boot.)

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #54)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:00 AM

56. .

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 05:54 AM

55. One year I was in labor on Dec. 24th... There was this LOOP

of Christmas songs on the intercom. There is some pain involved with all the standards for me.

Another year my Dad passed away on Dec. 23, and now my sweetie is in the hospital... and I wonder what I've done to kick up this kind of karma..., Christmaswise

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:03 AM

57. Little Drummer Boy. Too many a rump pa pums.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #57)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:46 PM

108. Yeah, and whoever wrote the tune must not have ever played...

...a drum around an infant.

"Smiling" does not come to mind...

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 09:15 AM

66. UGH, no question about it ... Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer! nt

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 09:32 AM

70. None.

I do my best not to hate things. Hate is counter-productive and destructive to the hater.

I admit that sometimes it's a struggle not to hate, but christmas carols are nowhere in the universe of things I struggle not to hate.

I like almost all, and can tolerate those I care less for. Music is art. Music is speech. I don't need to hate it.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:59 PM

81. Jingle Bells by the barking dogs

 

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:10 PM

82. Do You Hear What I Hear

Because of the line, "A child, a child shivers in the cold/Let us bring him silver and gold." Right, and these are the 3 Wise Men? What are you going to do - stack bars of silver and gold around the son of God to warm him up? And don't tell me that Joseph and Mary can use the gold/silver to buy a blanket. It's CHRISTMAS! All the stores are closed!

Now that we've warmed him up with pieces of freezing metal, here's some shepherd kid with a drum to keep him awake!

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #82)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:19 PM

85. LOL!

No newborn infant in the history of the world anywhere ever needed a drum solo as a gift.

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Response to distantearlywarning (Reply #85)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 11:01 PM

129. I disagree!

EVERY newborn infant in the history of the world anywhere needs a drum solo as a gift!

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:11 PM

83. "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time"

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time. Simply having a wonderful Christmas time. On and on, ad nauseum, until I want to claw my ears off.

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Response to distantearlywarning (Reply #83)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:39 PM

93. +1

bad melody too

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Response to treestar (Reply #93)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 07:05 PM

110. yes, it is bad. I hate that song.

I'm not a fan of anything McCartney (something about his singing and his melodies are nails on a chalkboard to me) but this song especially irks me. Probably because they play it a zillion times on the radio every Christmas. At least with a regular song, you hear it like crazy for a few months then you rarely hear it again. This song comes back to haunt me every friggen year.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:22 PM

86. Felix Navidad

Grating

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:23 PM

87. Little drummer boy, especially Bing Crosby's version. n/t

 

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:29 PM

89. I was stuck in line at a deli on CHristmas Eve where they had a dancing Santa

on the shelf playing Jingle Bell Rock. The got annoying real quick.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:33 PM

90. Happy X-Mas (War is Over)

Hate, Hate, HATE that annoying and depressing downer of a song no matter who sings it. I just get visions of funerals, crying and dying/dead people whenever I hear it. "Hey, It's CHRISTMAS!! Let's all cry and mourn and overdose on barbituates, YEAH!!!"

Runners up:

Pretty much any Christmas song recorded after 1989 - no overproduced, over-embellished Mariah, Whitney, Celiene, Vanessa or any vocalist named Michael or Josh (unless it's Homme) in my life, thanks.

Little Drummer Boy. DUMBEST song ever. "Uh, kid? Ixnay on the snare, dumbass, baby's sleeping . . ."

Gayle Peavey's "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas". Yet another reason to loathe the 1950s.

ANYthing by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. TSO is like hummus - you're either like the diahrrea-like substance or you don't, there is no in-between. "Dial it down" is just not in TSO's repetoire.

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Bruce Springsteen. Great labor-friendly musician, but someone give this guy some Ex-Lax on this one already.

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings" - Barenaked Ladies/Sarah McClahlan (?). Came utterly close to getting my "worst" vote. Anything that comes out of the most Schwebels band in history has me running for the off button to begin with, but this one is just cringe-inducing horrible.

"Please Come Home For Christmas" - The Eagles. The only way this could be ruined more is if Glen Frey and not Don Henley sang it.

"Grandpa Got Runned Over by a John Deere" - Cletus T Judd. Just . .. shut it, slapass.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:35 PM

91. I dislike most of the secular ones

It doesn't have to do with religion, just that the tunes tend to be cutesy.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:56 PM

94. Santa Baby

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:47 PM

96. All these responses..

...and not one mention of Dominic The Christmas Donkey? Surely I can't be the only person who has heard this dreadful song.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:51 PM

97. So many excellent choices.

But the grandma hate has to win this poll.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:17 PM

104. "Carol of the Bells"


3600 words, none of them intelligible.....

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 07:01 PM

109. Grandma got run over by a reindeer?

After she shopped, wrapped, decorated, cleaned, baked, and cooked most of what was enjoyed at Christmas time? One year, my husband kept singing this song and getting my son to sing it over and over again. Finally, I led my daughter in a rousing chorus of "Grandpa Got Run Over by a Reindeer." My son looked shocked, and my husband looked annoyed, and they stopped their little tuneless marathon. It was a relief in more ways than one.My daughter and I are the family members who actually can sing!

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 07:30 PM

111. EVERY Christmas song by the Beatles. Also, 12 days and Little Drummer Boy. nt

 

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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 08:11 PM

113. Dominick the Donkey or I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. nt

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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 09:52 PM

118. "All I Want For Christmas Is You"

Just awful.

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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 09:56 PM

119. I detest It's a Holly Jolly Christmas.

 

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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:13 PM

120. Alvin and the Chipmunks "The Christmas Song"

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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:14 PM

121. A SONG is not necessarily a CAROL.

 

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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 10:41 PM

123. Funny, the one about Grandma and the Reindeer is far and away my favorite.

I wonder if DU's Demographics aren't, again, at play here.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 11:03 PM

130. Christmas Shoes.

Though I wouldn't really say I hate it, it's just that every time I hear it I end up bawling like a damn baby. It's a pretty song, just very depressing, and Christmas is supposed to be a happy time of the year.

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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 11:05 PM

131. Stores playing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" starting in October











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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 12:22 AM

133. "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"

That is just creepy.

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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 12:54 AM

135. None of these (to me) are 'carols'...

But as far as 'Christmas songs' go, that "Christmas Shoes" song stomps on my last nerve in golf shoes.

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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 02:11 AM

138. They all suck. Just to be clear.

The modern ones are uniformly terrible, some of the medium old ones have been played to death, and if I never hear them again, that will be wonderful.

Give me Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, and some of the really old carols, like hundreds of years old.

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