December 22, 2011

Worst Christmas Song Ever

One of the things I miss the least about working retail during the holiday season is being forced to listen to hours of Christmas music.  My boss and the store director never understood my loathing of the store music system mostly because they didn't have to suffer as much as I did.  The Christmas music would start around 1 PM before I came on shift and shut off after 2 AM when I would get off shift.  The only thing usually keeping me sane was concentrating on the mad overtime I was getting.

I may have lost it that one year when the feed they chose for Christmas music had four different versions of the same song.

My wife, who still works for that particular retailer, isn't bothered as much by the 4th level of Hell which is the retail Christmas music prison.  Even with her high level of tolerance, there is that one song she loathes above all others.  I really hadn't heard that song until tonight. put together an old-school elimination chart to determine the worst Christmas song ever.  Wouldn't you know it, my wife's song won.  I can't even find my song on the list and her friend's worst Christmas song made it to the Semi-Finals.

If you hadn't personally experienced "The Christmas Shoes", is your chance.  just remember you can choose to end the suffering at any time, perhaps by reading some of my other blog posts.


Unknown said...

The best Christmas song ever is Chiron Beta Prime by Jonathan Colton. :)

Also, you didn't listen to enough of Xmas Shoes to get to the really horrible part.

Christopher Stogdill said...

As you know, I did watch more of the video and I now know the reason the kid's momma was dying. At the end when you see him put the shoes on her feet, he still has snow on his jacket throughout the scene. She must be dying because they keep the house at less than 32 degrees and all she's wearing is a nightgown and thin blanket!

Topher Kersting said...

Chiron Beta Prime is great. I also like the combo of "Don't Shoot Me Santa" by The Killers and Weird Al's "The Night Santa Went Crazy."

"Christmas Shoes" is certainly awful, but I'm not sure it is worse than some on my holiday mix--but my mix has more bad performances than bad songs. Twisted Sister's "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" is epic.