I know a lot of people complain about Christmas songs, which just goes to prove the age old maxim that haters gonna hate.
So I’ll be doing several Christmas song-related threads over the next week.
First off, best Christmas song ever and worst Christmas song ever. This is among those that you can hear on the radio sometimes.
Best: “Sleigh Ride” by the Ronettes. No contest, right? The “Be My Baby” of Christmas songs.
A few weeks ago I tweeted this but no one could tell it was a joke — emoji sad face.
Fun movie fact: The Ronettes' "Be My Baby" plays in every Martin Scorsese movie, including "Age of Enlightenment" and "Gangs of New York"
— BuzzfeedDoug (@DougJBalloon) November 30, 2014
Worst: Tie between “Carol of the Bells” as performed by Tran-Siberian Orchestra and “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney.
My sister used to do tech support for a company that had one particularly annoying and difficult customer. He turned out to be a teen-ager who maintained a blog where he talked about his love for Tran-Siberian Orchestra and how his parents just couldn’t understand it.
How about a couple more categories:
Best recent (last 20 years) new Christmas song that got radio play: “Go Where I Send Thee” done by Natalie Merchant.
Surprising Christmas song fact: The Killers do a Christmas song every year.
Best song you think of as a Christmas song that isn’t really a Christmas song: “Caravan” by Van Morrison.
What are your best and worst in these categories and whatever other categories you want to make up.