Thursday, December 18, 2008

What is your most and/or least favorite holiday song?

21 comments:

Leslie said...

I used to love being in the car with my mom back in the day and hearing "The 12 Pains of Christmas" come on whatever local NH or Boston radio station it always played on. I guess I was a cynic early on...

Trisha said...

I despise santa baby

Mike said...

Least Favorite: Whichever song Cate is belting out at the top of her lungs on the way from/to church

Most Favorites: The song they sing on Dave Letterman every year.

The Holly and the Ivy

Beth D said...

Most: "All I want for Christmas is You"

Least: "Baby it's cold outside" could be cute, except for all the date rapeyness

Karen said...

I love O, Holy Night, The Christmas Song (aka, the one with the chestnuts), White Christmas, and All I Want for Christmas is You.

I hate all holiday songs written since like 1960 except for the aforementioned Mariah Carey hit. I'm talking bull shit like Our Love is Like a Holiday and all that modern crap on the Now That's What I Call Christmas albums. If it ain't classic (or Mariah Carey, apparently), it ain't Christmas.

SngngMSW said...

Most favorites: The Bare Naked Ladies/Sarah McLachlan version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, O Holy Night

Least favorites: Feiz Navidad, Little Drummer Boy

andrew said...

Most Fav = "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey. It's my ring tone.

Least Fav = "Dominic the Christmas Donkey" by Lou Monte. Damn waps!

John said...

Wow, soo many. Just listing the good because, even the bad are still pretty good. In no particular order...

-O Holy Night (best done on the West Wing and Studio 60).

-Christmas is All Around and All I want from Christmas (from Love Actually)

-White Christmas (but the do wop version from Home Alone)

-That U2 Xmas song, the name escapes me now, oh and Springsteen's Santa Claus is Coming to Town

-Ode to Joy (thank you mass and die hard)

-That's all I got now, will have more later.

Dan said...

Most: All I want for Christmas is you

Least: Grandma got run over by a reindeer (but it was my childhood favorite)

K8 said...

simply having a wonderful christmas time. i like that one.

i'm not a fan of many christmas songs but i'll just say celine dion.

Cate said...

Most Favoritest:
All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love
The Christmas Song by the Chipmunks
We Three Kings

Worst:
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

tamika said...

Favorite--All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah and Linus & Lucy from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.

Least Favorite--Little drummer boy.

beth r. said...

I'm with Tamika on this one. Love love love MC's All I Want for Christmas. And even though it's Bowie, I really dislike the Little Drummer Boy. Snooze.

Mike said...

MGMT Electric feel

Kelly said...

Least: Little Drummer Boy and Santa Baby

Faves (a strange mix): Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio; Mr Hanky the xmas poo and Merry F***ing Xmas - from Mr. Hankey's Xmas; Christmas Time in the USA - SNL; Rudolph - The Temptations or Willie Nelson version; and Let It Snow - Dean Martin

Karen said...

OMG, how could i forget the SNL Christmas song?! For anyone who doesn't know what that is:
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/snl-christmas-song/1775918593

beenu said...

mike and i are totes BFF.

great song.

sara said...

some friends and i were discussing this at the bar the other night...

love mariah's "all i want for christmas is you" and U2 "it's christmas, baby please come home"

for a classic i like, "have yourself a merry little christmas" chokes me up for some reason.

Scottie said...

You're all insane. Bing and Bowie's version of Little Drummer Boy is amazing. Other favorites:
Silent Night by Bad Religion
Five Pound Box of Money by Pearl Bailey
Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC
O Holy Night (my absolute favorite classic Christmas tune)
The Christmas Song from SNL (hysterical)
Twelve Days of Christmas by both Bob and Doug MacKenzie (SCTV) and Cheech and Chong

My least favorite's gotta be Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer...or the original Twelve Days of Christmas...Eddie was right, no one knows anything above FIVE GOLDEN RINGS. It's infuriatingly annoying.

Karen said...

I admit it's annoying but some people do know the stuff above the rings:

6 geese a-laying
7 swans a-swimming
8 maids a-milking
9 ladies dancing
10 lords a-leaping
11 pipers piping
12 drummers drumming

i may be a nerd, but i know my christmas carols.

beth r. said...

Oooh oohh. Late edition to the favs column: Broooooce Springsteen's "Merry Christmas, Baby!" I lived in Jerz for a while, so sue me.