Worst Christmas song ever: 'Wonderful Christmastime' or 'The Christmas Shoes'?

Worst Christmas song ever: 'Wonderful Christmastime' or 'The Christmas Shoes'?

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Our worst Christmas song bracket kicked off with 16 truly horrible holiday tracks, but our voters have cut them down to the terrible two—Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" and Newsong's "The Christmas Shoes." These awful anthems are enough to make the most devout Christian declare war on Christmas, but today you decidewhich one is the worst Christmas song of all time? 🎄 😱 🎄

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#WonderfulXmasWorst
45.1%
#ChristmasShoesWorst
54.9%

Started from the bottom now we cheer. Here's a look back at how we got to the worst Christmas song of all-time! 🎄 🎤🎄

Paul McCartney makes a half million dollars off this godforsaken song every year. When you listen to "Wonderful Christmastime," you're really hearing the sound of Sir Paul selling his soul. He didn't need the money—he just picked the quickest, cheapest, cheesiest route towards a garbage hit for eternal holiday airplay.

Not to mention, Christmas is often not wonderful—death, divorce, and dysfunction hit everybody harder at the holidays. How much worse are those struggles with a smugly cheerful Beatle in your ear telling you how wonderful everything is?

"The Christmas Shoes" is so terrible that it's hard to know where to begin with why it sucks. 

An impoverished child is trying to buy new shoes for his dying mother on Christmas eve so that she will "look beautiful if she meets Jesus tonight."  The narrator loans the kid a couple bucks and then concludes, "I knew that God had sent me that little boy to remind me what Christmas is all about." WTF?!

Comedian Patton Oswalt has an entire bit devoted to its awfulness. In the words of Erin Gloria Ryan at Jezebel, "Let's get this song a Red Rider beebee gun so it can shoot its own eye out."

Just those synths in the opening fill us with dread. 

 Why would Jesus care what shoes a dead person is wearing? THIS SONG MAKES NO SENSE.🎄🗑🎄

Patton destroys "The Christmas Shoes" in this bit. This song is still🗑 but it did inspire an amazing takedown.

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