Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck: The Christmas Song

EDITOR’S NOTE: To celebrate Christmas 2012, I’m offering a list of the only Christmas songs worth listening to. At the risk of sounding self-righteous or arrogant (two things I do regularly and with precision), everything not on my list is pure twaddle…filler between the good songs. I considered calling this “The Only Christmas Songs Worth a Shit,” but it’s Christmas. Right?

Much like Bowie and Bing singing “Little Drummer Boy,” I’d like to put the abomination of Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable” album out of my head. What she did should be illegal and punishable by death or, at the very least, waterboarding.

We should remember Nat King Cole singing about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, not as a voice from the grave so his daughter can cash in. So tacky.


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