The Most Overplayed Christmas Songs
Start writing a post

The Most Overplayed Christmas Songs

Songs we love to hear, but hate to hear too much.

The Most Overplayed Christmas Songs

It feels like the turkey was just taken out of the oven, but we're already hearing Christmas songs. Now, for some people, hearing the songs make them feel like this:

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

Or agree with Buddy when he says:

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

But for those of us who hate hearing Christmas music too early, it can drive us to extreme coping mechanisms:

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

No matter how you feel about the upcoming holiday melodies, there are a certain few that everyone gets sick of hearing by the time December 25th rolls around.

"Feliz Navidad"

The first time you hear this song for the season, you can't help but sing along. Upbeat and fun, it's a holiday favorite that makes everyone feel festive. But after the 20th, 30th, thousandth time of hearing it on the radio, we are all ready to say adios to this song.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

"Last Christmas"

A breakup song disguised as a seasonal love song that makes you wish you were getting that perfect significant other under the tree this year. By December 2nd, you've heard it so many times—from the grocery to each store in the mall—that you feel emotionally attacked by the lyrics. It hurts our ears more that the rabid raccoon that attacks Buddy. Take that broken heart out of our Christmas celebrations!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

While that is a childhood favorite that you used to sing with cheer, it has rapidly become a pedophilic repetition that makes us question why our parents didn't strangle us. This song plays from every festive robotic you can buy—dancing Santa Clauses to flashing, spinning toys. We're asking Santa to not watch us while we sleep this year.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

I mean, unless Michael Buble is coming to town. Then it's really OK to check the naughty list twice!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

"Jingle Bell Rock"

This Christmas favorite is perfect to hum along to while roasting chestnuts next to an open fire or placing ornaments on the tree. However, after a few dozen listens, you're ready to get rid of the swell jingle bell times. And nothing says holiday cheer like a good rocking and rolling song that is known as a promiscuous soundtrack for teen burlesque in "Mean Girls."

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

"Santa Baby"

This oddly seductive take on doling out your Christmas list makes me question if the singer is on the naughty or nice list and what kind of relationship she has with Mr. Claus. After hearing it roughly 20 times a day, you start to question if Mrs. Claus is the only woman Santa has in the North Pole.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

"All I Want for Christmas is You"

This is the indisputable winner of the Most Overplayed Christmas Song title. Sure, we all love to belt it out with Mariah. Yet there's a certain point (usually December 10th) when her high notes sound like nails on a chalkboard. All I want for Christmas is a new holiday that registers with humans rather than just the canine hearing range.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

Even though her song can be grating, we can all admit that Mariah is #hairgoals.

No matter what you're listening preferences during the holidays are, there is no argument that this is really one of the happiest times of the year. We all love spending time with friends and upholding ridiculous family traditions.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

And anxiously awaiting opening presents.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

Merry Christmas to all, and to all happy listening!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

(Who knew that Santa had the meanest nae-nae north of the Arctic Circle?)

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

As the holiday season draws nearer, many of us find ourselves drawn to the same old Rankin-Bass Christmas specials and the perennial favorite, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." However, I would like to suggest an overlooked alternative, "Arthur's Perfect Christmas." It is a heartfelt, funny, and surprisingly inclusive Christmas special that deserves more recognition.

Keep Reading... Show less
Reclaim Your Weekends From The 'Sunday Scaries' With 'Self-Love Sundays' Instead
Olivia DeLucia

Laid back and taking it easy — sometimes that is the motto we all need after a busy week. Sunday scaries? Yes, they are valid – but you know what else is? A Sunday full of self-love. A lazy Sunday spent doing what you feel needs to be done to ease into the next week. Self-Love Sundays are a guilty pleasure that isn't only essential for our mind, and body, but are also a surprisingly proactive way to devote the upcoming week with a clear mindset.

So, what is a more suitable way to dedicate your week's end than a beautifully, connected playlist to accompany your face masks and journaling? Cheers, to a Self-Love Sunday (and a playlist intertwined with it to match). (Please note: "Sunday Morning" isn't included in this list, due to the obvious, but feel free to blast it anyway, we know you want to).

Keep Reading... Show less
Sunset Girl

The sun rose and peeked through the sheer curtains. Rose’s alarm shrieked. The loud bells caused her phone to jump on the side table. It was time for her to get ready for church. Blindly reaching for her phone, she shut the alarm off and pulled at the covers providing her a cocoon of warmth and tossed them to the side. She swept her bare feet across the bed to touch the cool wooden floor.

Rose softly tiptoed to the corner of the bedroom to grab her clothes dangling on the arm of the bedroom chair. Scooping all of the items of her chosen outfit, she headed to the bathroom hoping that she wouldn’t drop anything.

Round, piercing blue eyes stared back at her in the bathroom mirror. Rose fingered the wrinkles forming around her eyes. So many of them bore signs of laughter and smiling. Slowly dropping her hands, she couldn’t remember the last time she laughed in her home with Tom. Shaking her head as if to erase the negative thoughts, she reached for her makeup bag and went through her regular routine.

Applying her favorite deep rose lipstick, Rose headed downstairs to make her coffee and bagel to take with her to church. The smell of dark-roast coffee swirled in the air as Rose sliced her cinnamon raisin bagel. Hearing the Keurig sputter with the fresh brew, Rose found the interruption of the stillness comforting. The toaster signaled that her bagel was done with a soft pop. It had a delicious golden brown color. Placing the bagel on the counter, she generously spread honey nut flavored cream cheese across both halves. Gathering her bible, notebook, and pens from the side table on the porch she stuffed them into her purse. Purse hanging on her right shoulder she juggled her coffee and bagel in both of her hands as she headed to the garage.

Keep Reading... Show less

This Holiday Season, Choose To Be Eco-friendly And Reduce Pollution

Many of us have old magazines lying around, fully read and not of much use anymore. However, we can use their bright colors and prints as a stylish and trendy wrapping paper!


It can be overwhelming to see the detrimental effects of climate change and pollution on the news, from animals dying and forest fires spreading, but there are smaller changes that we can all make to reduce our carbon footprint, and it begins with our gifting season.

On average, Americans throw 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years, which translates to 25 million tons of garbage. That's 1 million extra tons per week.

Keep Reading... Show less

This Feeling Hurts

A Poem on Love

Ronny Salerno

This feeling hurts. I must declare

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments