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Locals weigh in on worst Christmas song

Last Modified: Friday, December 21, 2012 5:01 PM

By Laura Heller / American Press

What do you think is the worst Christmas song of all time?

According to some Southwest Louisiana residents, via an informal Facebook poll, it is “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,”a 1984 hit by Elmos & Patsy.

“It’s the worst, but also the funniest,” said Pam McGough. Clay Cahoon, Danielle Rowe Bernard, Heather LaFleur, Mike McHale, Janet Green Ritchie and Rose Marie Pipes Rowe all agreed that it was the worst.

Another song topping the list — 1953’s “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” by Gayla Peevey. Michelle G. Guidry, Kayla Mallett Rigney, Barbara VanGossen and Mickey Shannon voted for this one. “Stupid song — and it sticks in your brain cells like glue. Ugh,” Shannon said.

“Wonderful Christmastime,” a 1979 Christmas song by Paul McCartney, was singled out as a holiday non-favorite by Denise Duhon Manuel, Todd Elliott and Craig Hebert: “Simply love Sir Paul, but I hate that song,” Hebert said.

Here are some other Christmas songs mentioned:

• Jackie LeDoux Trouard, Jennifer Reynolds Couvillion: “Jingle Bells” by the Singing Dogs. “That is so bad, it doesn’t qualify as a song,” Couvillion said.

• Terra Gauthreaux and Karen Henry-Veillon: “Mele Kalikimaka.” “So annoying!” Gauthreaux said.

• Larry Smith, Irene Vandever, “Feliz Navidad.” “Very repetitive,” Vandever said.

• Kellie Hutchinson Walters: “ ‘Christmas Shoes.’ Ugh.”

• Danielle Rowe Bernard: “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.”

• Melanie Stahl: “‘There’s Something Stuck Up in the Chimney.’ It’s kind of mean but really funny.”

• Michelle Wilner: “Dominick the Donkey.”

• Kristin Nunnally Draper: “‘Cherry Cherry Christmas’ by Neil Diamond. Painful.”

• Taylor Prejean: “Unequivocally — ‘The Little Drummer Boy.’ Pah Rum Pum Pum Pum — humbug.”

Heather Strawser “‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside.’ It’s very creepy if you pay attention to the lyrics.”

Craig Hebert: “‘Kruschev, the Bald-Headed Russian,’ sung to the tune of ‘Rudolph.’”

Anne Drake: “All carols sung by the Chipmunks.”

Jamie Milligan: “Holly Jolly Christmas.”

John Bayless: “Jingle Farts.”

Eldon Blount: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”

Gail Laughlin: “Reba McEntire singing ‘Chestnuts Roastin’ on an open FAR (Fire).”

Amy Leger: “‘Santa Baby.’ It sexualizes Santa and that’s just wrong!”

Alma Lozoya: “‘Little St. Nick’ by the Beach Boys. I hate that song; so stupid.”

Robert Downer: “It’s a Marshmallow World.”

Bernd Sauermann: “‘Trim Your Tree’ by Jimmy Butler — the double entendre is just shameful.”

Jennifer Reynolds Couvillion “Silver and Gold” by Burl Ives.

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