Word of Mouth
5:08 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

What's Your Most Revered And Most Reviled Holiday Ditty?

One of Virginia's favorite Christmas songs.
Credit Affendaddy via flickr Creative Commons

Maybe it’s the repetition, or maybe the obligatory cheeriness, but there’s something about hearing holiday songs that you don’t like that rankles much more deeply than other assaults on the senses.  We asked listeners to share their favorite seasonal tunes on our Facebook page, along with the ones they hate.

So far, it’s a tie for the most detested. “The Christmas Shoes” by NewSong is running neck and neck with Sir Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time.”

My personal favorites fall into a few categories. Joni Mitchell’s “River” reminds me of a time in my life when angst and melancholy had a certain appeal. John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” still fills me with hope and makes me misty.

A montage of the most detested holiday songs

[View the story "Holiday Songs You Love To Hate?" on Storify]

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