12/16/2013 04:18 EST | Updated 11/21/2016 01:27 EST

The 20 Worst Christmas Songs Ever

Hating Christmas songs can make you seem like a Scrooge, but as we become once again bombarded by them, there are a handful of carols that are so bad that all we want for Christmas is to never hear them again,

A variety of reasons make these songs some of the Worst! Christmas Songs! Ever! By artists ranging from Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Madonna to New Kids, Destiny's Child and, er, David Hasslehoff, these holiday tunes are too cheesy or too self-serving, others are overly dramatic or just outright awful. No one needs to hear Cyndi Lauper sqeak: "Bonga, bonga, bonga! Do the Christmas conga!"

In fact, considering how many great Christmas songs there are -- as we recently rounded up for you -- there really is no excuse for anyone one to stuff our metaphorical stockings with these musical lumps of coal. Dreck the halls, indeed.

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