5 Christmas Songs That We'd Ban Forever

Christmas is the time of year that we all rejoice and revel in festive fun, prance around wrapped in tinsel, gorge on mince pies, get dressed up to the nines (our favorite part!) and listen to nothing but Christmas tunes for a month. Jingle Bells all the way!


However, if you'll allow us to Bah Humbug for a moment, there are some really annoying Christmas songs out there. It's true, we have Christmas FM on all day long but let us divulge the Christmas songs that we could do without.

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Yes, – it's a Christmas song with a 'message'. It's also one of the most insufferable festive tunes ever recorded, its po-faced pomposity only rivalled by its smug sense of self-importance.  "And so Happy Christmas, I hope you have fun…" – yeah, we will, thanks. No guilt trip necessary. 

  • Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

A song deemed a 'Christmas classic' by Bruce Springsteen fans, but not by many other people. Ha ha, it's funny because it's a cutesy Christmas song and he's playing it as a rock tune, right? Ha! Brilliant. Not. 

  • Chris De Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling

Not even after 12 Pubs of Christmas when you're in a cheesy nightclub – no, in fact not even after the nightclub when you're in the chipper crying into your taco fries with ketchup on your Christmas jumper and this song comes on the radio - is it acceptable to sing along. Some lines just need to be drawn.

  • Mud – Lonely This Christmas

Tiger Feet is a glam rock classic, and you can have that, Mud. But if we wanted an Elvis Christmas song, we would have listened to Elvis' Christmas album. 

  • Cliff Richard - Mistletoe & Wine


We'll be honest – this one is touch and go for us. On one hand, we have fond memories of seeing this song on Christmas Top of the Pops as a kid, and there is no denying that is has just the right ratio of cheese for a Christmas tune. Yet on the other hand, Cliff Richard.

We know this list is controversial! Are any of these songs your Christmas fave? Would you add anything else? Let's comment!

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