There are some truly special songs that surface this time of year. Some of them are funny, some of them are weird and others are just plain horrible. Much like those As Seen On TV novelties, horrible holiday songs are horrors that you just can’t look away from.
Scruffy The Elf – I’m Scruffy The Elf (The Elf With Facial Hair)
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer is viewed by many as the all time best-bad-Christmas song, but after hearing this song I suspect we have a challenger for the title.
New Kids On The Block – Funky Funky Christmas
I was a NKOTB fan when I was a kid. I remember setting up the VCR to record this very performance. I spent at least an hour figuring out how to program the arcane machine, spent my own money on a blank tape and woke up early in the morning to view what I’d recorded. I faintly remember that my mom recorded one of my horse shows on the tape shortly afterward which made me upset for about five minutes. At first, I was stoked when I found this on YouTube. Now I am quite embarrassed.
Star Wars: Christmas In The Stars – R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Putting a Christmas theme on things that are completely non-Christmas related always makes me laugh. Add in the fact that the 1980’s were a very weird time of marketing and you get some true Christmas gems. John Bon Jovi, singing children, R2-D2 and C3PO come together for what is an admittedly weird but very festive Christmas treasure.