What Is the Worst Christmas Song Ever?

by Madison Miller

During the Christmas time, everybody loves Christmas music. But eventually, when you hear Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on the radio for the 25th time in the month of December, you begin to create a list of songs you’d rather not hear anymore.  As of December 12th, a poll of 1030 showed the readers which Christmas song was disliked the most. [1]

The Results of the voting poll are shown below:

  • “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” 17%
  • “Santa Baby” 14%
  • “Baby it’s Cold Outside” 10%
  • “Last Christmas by Wham” 14%
  • “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”            14%
  • “Jingle Bells” (Single Dogs version) 13%
  • “The Chipmunk Song” (Christmas Don’t be Late) 11%
  • “I Just don’t like any Holiday music” 7%

The students and staff of Walkersville High School have different opinions on what they think qualifies as the worst Christmas song.  I asked 50 students of Walkersville to tell me what their least favorite Christmas song was out of the choices above.  Below are the results:


  • “Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer” 14%
  • “Santa Baby” 4%
  • “Baby it’s Cold Outside” 8%
  • “Last Christmas by Wham” 10%
  • “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” 28%
  • “Jingle Bells” (Single Dogs Version) 6%
  • “The Chipmunk Song” (Christmas Don’t be Late) 34%
  • “I Just Don’t Like Any Holiday Music” 16%


Sophomore Marissa Mcdonald commented “I think the Hippo one is definitely the worst Christmas song out of those choices.  I hear it so much during the holidays because of my little sister.”  Many of our students don’t like Christmas music but they still hear it because of their little siblings.

“I think it’s crazy most people are saying ‘The Chipmunk Song’ is the worst Christmas song! I really like that song.  I think either ‘Santa Baby’ or ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ are two of the most annoying Christmas songs,” added Junior Taylor Gizinski.  

“I think ‘Santa Baby’ is definitely the most annoying song.  It gets covered by so many different artists and it just gets annoying hearing people sing it all the time,” added junior Chianne Downing. Junior Molly Lynch commented “I think ‘The Chipmunk Song’ is sooo annoying.”

Even if you try to say you love all Christmas music, you can’t be telling the whole truth.  Sometimes, even Christmas music can get annoying.  



[1] http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/music/article187348538.html