We all know someone with so much Christmas spirit it just makes us puke a little. Sure Christmas is nice, you get to celebrate the year with your loved ones, whether it’s family or friends, or as I did two years ago, alone on Christmas day in a cold Hong Kong, my pyjamas, a packet of Tim Tams and a Bridget Jones’ Diary/ Love Actually medley repeat. I'm not into the premature decorations or over doing it but most of all I can't stand the awful Christmas carols that pop up every year around November. Don't get me wrong, I’m a fan of the greats. Give me Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackon's and Sinatra any day but it seems over the years just about everyone has thrown their hat in the rink to do their own version of a Christmas carol and in reality a lot of them stink!
For those just tuning into Christmas as we are here, we’re counting down the 10 worst Christmas songs by bands we thought we loved and respected. We’re not talking Mariah, Elton or Mr Tom Jones who are all seasoned artists, we are talking about those bands who just should never have stepped into the realm of Christmas carols. Whether it was their manager telling them they need to boost sales before the new year or perhaps they were bored and “thought it would be fun” or maybe they were so drunk they don’t even remember recording it themselves, we don’t know why they did it. All we can say is we hope they disappear into a black hole along with the rest of 2016.
10. My Morning Jacket - Xmas Time Is Here Again
Well respected band who went and made a Christmas tune. All in all not too bad - but also not necessary.
9. Phoenix - Alone on Christmas Day
Bill Murray must have asked these guys to make a songs for his album and I guess the saying goes 'you'd never turn down Bill murray if he came knocking' but who would really want to put their name to this song?
8. Julian Casablancas- I Wish It Was Christmas Today
From one of the biggest indie rock bands in the world, they defined a generation but it seems the lead singer was looking for an out- Christmas carols were just not the way.
7. Madonna - Santa Baby
The worst version of this song I've ever heard. Doesn't even sound like her.
6. Weezer- We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Like fingernails on the chalkboard this appalling version needs to be trashed.
Stayed tuned in next Tuesday for part 2 - the top 5 worst christmas songs by bands who should never have made them in the first place.