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Worst of Christmas music: Breaking down the most heinous holiday hymns

Grammy Award-winning singer Mariah Carey performs two songs --
Grammy Award-winning singer Mariah Carey performs two songs -- "Oh Santa" and "All I Want For Christmas is You" -- in the annual holiday telecast that airs Dec. 25, 2010 on ABC-TV.
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It’s a genre of music that is beloved by some and loathed by others. It makes some feel true holiday joy and makes others want to puncture their eardrums. Yes, the world’s love-hate relationship with Christmas music is well-documented and always a topic of discussion during the holiday season. But what makes some people hate Christmas music so much? Maybe it’s the yearly repetition, the sickening sweetness of some of the music, or maybe some people are just Scrooges.

Whatever your reason for hating Christmas music, we’re tackling the worst of the worst on AirTalk. We want to hear what you think the worst Christmas songs are. Be sure to vote in our poll below and add a song to our list if we missed one.


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Jim Harrington, music critic for the San Jose Mercury News and the Oakland Tribune