Christmas music is supposed to be a fun, lighthearted, and catchy way to get into the spirit of the season. However, sometimes, whether it's through the song being overplayed or just flat-out awful, we feel less cheerful and more homicidal whenever one of these tunes comes on while we're shopping. These 10 songs are especially bad for that.
Mariah Carey - "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
The only thing more absurd than how much money Mariah makes off this song is how often I have to hear it whenever I leave the house.
The Chipmunks - "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"
True story: my high school was once doing a Christmas charity drive. To hit the initial funding goal, they played the Chipmunks Christmas album every morning and lunch hour until we raised enough money. This song is literally a torture device.
Joni Mitchell - "River"
Why is this even played at Christmas? It's boring, slow, and just downright depressing. It doesn't even have anything to do with Christmas!
Wham! - "Last Christmas"
Yeah yeah yeah, the original's a classic or whatever. The problem is, there's been so many horrendous covers of this over the years that it's impossible to even hear the original in your head anymore.