The World’s Most Annoying Christmas Songs

Christmas is coming and that means one thing: Christmas songs. Some of these songs embody the true spirit of Christmas while others are just extremely annoying. We’ve lined up our top 5 of the world’s most annoying Christmas songs. It's time to go full Grinch! 


Lady Gaga – Christmas Tree

Why does this exist? Does humanity really need an undanceable, chopped up, unimaginative song with bolted-on Christmas tunes, filled to the brink with sexual innuendo? We’re pretty sure it doesn’t.


Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time

This sounds like it was the first thing Paul did when he bought his new keyboard. It’s as if it he didn’t exactly know what he was doing, so he just turned up the delay and pressed some random chords, resulting in one of the lowest-effort Christmas songs to date. Also, sleigh bells throughout the whole track? Not a good sign.


Alvin and the Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)

Seriously? This should have stayed as a quirky novelty in the 60’s, but it somehow grew into a global multimedia brand. Could we stop pretending that high-pitched voices are cute already?


Cliff Richard – Mistletoe and Wine

This is probably the worst of all Cliff Richard’s Christmas songs. It contains everything a bad Christmas song has: sleigh bells throughout, saccharine-sweet chord progression, nonsensical lyrics and repetition, repetition, repetition.


Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas

What do you do when almost all other aspects of Christmas have been taken already? Well, you dig really deep and use whatever you can find no matter how ridiculous it may seem. Chris Rea did just that with his “Driving Home For Christmas” hit. A song about traffic conditions on Christmas eve? You can do better than that, Chris.


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