Christmas songs festive fans want cancelled from Mariah Carey to Michael Bublé

For most, Christmas is a time where the track Mistletoe and Wine whirls around your brain, but for others, they couldn't wait to get out of the festive season so the tracks would be done for another year.

It begs the question are there some Christmas classics that some fans have had quite enough of?

For some people who listen to the radio a lot – or even more so, for those who work in retail – the Christmas songs can get a bit much, especially when the same tracks are played on repeat.

Daily Star has done their own research to find out which songs some fans want to lock away and throw the key – but do you agree, or disagree?

2000 Miles by The Pretenders

Recorded and released in 1983, it’s often assumed that this Christmas classic is about two lovers who can't be together over the holidays.

In fact, the song was written for the band’s original guitarist who died a year before it’s release.

Despite the heartfelt message, many diehard Christmas fans deem the soft rock ballad as miserable and draining.

While the lyrics aren't particularly fuzzy and festive like most songs, given the nature, exceptions can certainly be made.

To be fair, lyrics such as “In these frozen and silent nights, sometimes in a dream, you appear” and “The snow came falling now, gets colder day by day, I miss you” aren’t the most cheerful, but given the tribute, exceptions can be made.

One thing that's important to remember is that people will always have their own favourites, because some people put this track right at the top of their festive number 1s.

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

First released by Eartha Kitt in 1953, Santa Baby is one of the most covered Christmas songs with artists such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue, The Pussycat Dolls and Ariana Grande all releasing their own renditions.

Could this be why it’s dropped to the bottom of everyone’s Christmas lists?

The song has a distinctly 50s sound and retro vibe, which may not be to everyone's taste.

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

Arguably the most popular Christmas song of all time with one of the most recognisable introductions, this track gained Miss Carey the title of Queen of Christmas.

The YouTube video alone currently stands at 706 million views, with an additional re-release at 201 million.

It may be the most popular but, admittedly, the most overplayed, constantly popping up in shopping centres, on the radio or on the television, there’s no escaping this queen’s reign.

While many people love that simple intro and turn the volume right up the second they hear it, for others it has become too much.

Last year, UniLad launched a poll of overrated Christmas songs and Mariah Carey's track took up 37.5% of the votes.

Baby It’s Cold Outside by Frank Loesser

Originally written by Frank to perform alongside his wife whilst entertaining guests, this song has had a lot of controversy surrounding it in recent years.

Many listeners have noticed the nature of the lyrics, when the woman sings “I’ve got to go away” to which the male responds “Baby it’s cold outside”.

Throughout the entire song, the female singer gives reasons why she wants to leave while the male singer persuades her not to, which some listeners have questioned years later.

It has since become a controversial track, but that's not the only reason fans no longer love it – with the song re-recorded by almost every current Christmas hit maker, it's no longer thrilling people as it used to.

Fairytale of New York by The Pogues

Many people have called out this song due to the explicit language used throughout.

The song is sang between a man and a woman who sling insults back and forth, at one point comparing each other to prostitutes and using a homophobic slur.

Many radio stations choose to mute the words rather than ban the song altogether but many people want the song removed from the airways altogether.

In the same UniLad poll, Fairytale of New York was voted the third most overrated Christmas song of all time – and alongside the controversy, it's slowly becoming a track which people switch off.

However, despite a constant stream of debate regarding the top hitter, it remains a festive favourite in many homes.

Michael Bublé

Bublé has become somewhat of a pop culture icon as many people joke that he only ‘comes out of hibernation’ at Christmas time.

Although absent for most of the year, Michael often reappears in the charts around the festive season, but while some absolutely adore his festive return, it's not always happy cheers for all.

His signature voice can send some swooning, but his music definitely causes some mixed feelings.

However, given his success in regards to Christmas songs, we're unlikely to see him heading off anywhere anytime soon.

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