Determining the worst Christmas songs of all time ultimately comes down to a matter of taste. There will never be a consensus on the best or the worst. Also, some massively popular songs — we’re looking at you, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” — will inevitably show up on both best of and worst of lists.
But while we live in a world caught in the clutches of moral relativism where no one can agree on the existence of right and wrong, good and evil, or beauty and ugliness, it’s important to establish that there are some Christmas songs which are objectively bad.
There are lots of obscure Christmas songs that almost no one listens to, like New Kids on the Block and their cringe-worthy “Funky, Funky, Xmas.” This list, however, includes songs which are still popular despite how bad they are. These terrible singles keep playing over and over on radio stations across the nation, burning into the eardrums of listeners and making everyone a little worse for it.
Without further ado: here are five of the worst popular Christmas songs that radio stations won’t stop playing.
“The Christmas Shoes,” by NewSong
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