Playing along with the game from the ever lovable and quite beyond redemption (due to his avid dislike of anything Fogel), Mr. DarkoV.
To start off, I shall list my own avid dislike of Christmas music:
Twelve Days of Christmas - okay I know, it must be against some rule to not like this ditty, but I never remember the proper gift with the corresponding number, except for the partridge, and the golden rings.
Winter Wonderland - ruined it for me when someone came out with Walking Round in Women's Underwear.
Wonderful Christmas Time by Sir Paul - sorry this is just too jumpy/jerky/dumb - and I am tired of it.
Santa Baby - talk about done to a burnt roast and back...
Jingle Cats - or the Jingle Dogs, though I'm kinda partial to the doggies. But cats? Sheesh.
Hard Candy Christmas - Dolly Parton. Sets my teeth on edge with all that syrup
We Three Kings - the Beach Boys version - uck
Now let's list some favorites:
Christmas in Sarajevo - Trans Siberian Orchestra (anything by TSO is uber-doober)
Charlie Brown Christmas
The Rebel Jesus - Jackson Browne (listen here)
Jingle Bells - the jazzy version by James Taylor. Go here and listen to the sample.
River - James Taylor ( same album as above - terrific)
The Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra
Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me - Elvis! Yes! Rockabilly for Me (here - middle of page selections) !
Mele Kalikimaka - Jimmy Buffett's version is the best for me, but here is a good link to Brother Bing's version.
Hey, Little Dreidel - Brave Combo - links to this song on this page.
What are some of your favorites?