Jezebel is currently holding a contest among its readers to crown the worst Christmas song ever.
They’re doing it March Madness-style, with brackets. They explain this ultimate holiday ear worm contest will, “… span from now until the week before Christmas and consist of 30 first round selections pitted against each other in a single elimination tournament.” Will it be “The Christmas Shoes”? “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”? “Little Drummer Boy”? Pa rum pum pum pum.
I love this idea of pitting the songs against each other until there’s only one standing. I can’t imagine the classics like “Silent Night” or “Frosty the Snowman” being voted the worst. My money is on “The Christmas Shoes.” It’s a lovely idea, but way too cloying. It makes me want to drown my sorrows in some overly-spiked hot buttered rum.