Deadsplinter Up! All Night: Bah Humbug

It’s that time of year – everywhere you go the holiday tunes are blaring. I have to admit that I can’t stand Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You. If it’s playing – I won’t go into a store, restaurant or building – it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. So, good people of Deadsplinter – In the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge and bah humbug – what’s your most dreaded holiday song?

As a teenager in the 80’s – I thought this song was the coolest, but age and wisdom have shown me that the lyrics to this song are terrible. I mean “Tonight thank God it’s them, instead of you” isn’t a very warm and fuzzy sentiment at all.

As always – thanks for your support!



  1. mariah carey doesnt bother me too much…other than being everywhere

    now this one really irritates me

    welp…time to find out if my bunker is meg proof

  2. This one just destroys me.  Hearing it once it will spoil my entire Christmas mood for 24 hours.

    • This was my first choice too, it’s like nails on a chalkboard.

    • As a public service, I am sharing the one song that can bring back my Christmas spirit after I’ve been forced to hear that execrable McCartney song.  As bad as the first one is, this one is that good and more.

      • This is my fave Xmas song, Luigi.

      • When Better Half and I first started dating I told him to come to one of my family member’s houses on Christmas Day (we’d been together for about 4 1/2 months) so he could meet everyone at one go. It was a little awkward, because everyone knew he was gay and “dating” me, of course, but I guess I forgot to mention that he was Black.

        It had snowed that year and one of the first things one of my relatives said to him was, “Are you enjoying this white Christmas?!”

  3. I still fail to understand how that fucking Mariah Carey song became so popular. That’s my #1. #2 is Luigi’s. #3 is this terrible song.

    • This was the next one I thought of. I hate novelty songs and this one is the worst.

    • This one is much better…


  4. I too liked “Do They Know It’s Christmas” and absolutely despise(d) “We Are the World.”

    I think that line you quoted is supposed to be white-guilt-inducing sarcasm, not a sincere sentiment. As opposed to Diana Ross, her voice dripping with faux-sincerité, claiming that “we are the world” but “we” don’t all have a net worth of a quarter of a billion dollars.

    • Yes – I despised WATW too – “There’s a choice we’re making, we’re saving our own lives” is pretty cringy too. I get what they were all trying to do – but some of those lyrics were interesting choices to say the least.

    • Do they know it’s Christmas?  Well, about a third of them are Muslims, so maybe not?

  5. I hate this song because it’s overplayed till I can’t fucking stand it.

    Thanks to Korean Festivus, I never thought it was the most wonderful time of the year.  Fuck.


    • I met and photographed Andy Williams for a magazine many moons ago. The thing that shocked me was how short he was. He couldn’t have been more than 5’4”.

  6. I hope to never hear this again for the rest of my life.
    Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town


    • oh wow…..ive never heard that one before….i think i was happier that way…lol

      • It’s so aggressively FUN!

  7. I’ve never listened to Christmas Shoes, but thanks to Patton Oswalt if I ever have to, I’m prepared.

    • I never heard this either, I had to Google to see if it was real. 😂

    • Christmas shoes is TOTALLY a Terrible Hallmark Movie, in song form, there’s even a video…

      These are *my* favorite terrible songs (gotta admit, I DO adore Dylan’s Christmas in the Heart album, because it’s SO caterwaulingly awful that it makes me laugh all the way through the album😉😆😂🤣💖



  8. Anything on that fucking Rosie O’Donnell CD, especially that fucking abortion with fucking Elmo.

    • But tell us how you really feel, Mr. Kilmister.

  9. All of them. I am not clicking on any of the shitty music posted here.

    So here is something that just popped up on autoplay:

    • Tarja did a winter/Christmas album that’s actually pretty good.  But she’s a fucking goddess so I’d expect no less.

      • DUDE?!

        No one was supposed t…



        Fine then…

        • I mean the post is called bah humbug for a reason, Myo.

    • what….. not even christmas eve/sarajevo?

      always had a soft spot for that one me

  10. I like a few Christmas songs that I will post closer to the holiday but all the classics are so played out.  My daughters like an awful Justin Bieber song I won’t even look up on YouTube!  Ran across this fun one though…


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