CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For most of us, the Christmas season is marked by the nonstop cavalcade of Christmas music brought to us by the folks at V100. To be fair, most of the songs are pretty good -- but some are just awful and make you hate the spirit of the season.
This is a list of the five worst, in no particular order.
1. "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
It's painful to include a John Lennon song on a "worst" list, but it needs to be done. Rather than put you in a Christmas mood, this song guilt trips you all the way to the local VFW. Lennon meant the song to be a Vietnam War protest song, but the only thing it makes me protest is the radio station playing it.
2. "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" by John Denver
No. Just no.
3. "12 Days of Redneck Christmas" by Jeff Foxworthy
Putting John Lennon on this list was painful, but putting Jeff Foxworthy on it doesn't hurt at all. You know a song is bad when it starts, "Woo! Somebody dun' been to the Walmart!" And it only gets worse. The redneck gifts include five flannel shirts, four big mud tires, three shotgun shells, two hunting dogs and some parts to a Mustang GT.