Paul McCartney’s Egregious Sin Against Music

Tis the season for excess Christmas music, or at least, the
same 25 or so Christmas songs that get played constantly until we want to bury
a stake of holly in the radio.

Paul McCartney’s “Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime”
gets my vote as the worst Christmas song ever made. I’m not sure if all his
musical good deeds prior and since, from his time with the Beatles to his
recent happy, bouncy “Ever Present Past” are enough to atone for “Simply.”
Maybe. Maybe not.

If he goes to the Bad
when he dies, though, I like to think
they’ll play “Simply Having” on a continuous loop.

Here’s a tip, radio guys. Next time you have the urge to play
“Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time,” do us all a favor and put on “I
Wonder As I Wander” or “Coventry Carol” or “Pat-a-Pan,” which don’t get much
play and don’t cause as much pain to the listener as one of those annoying
“this is a test, this is only a test” beeps.

Or you could just play the test. It might be just as
annoying, but at least it’s over quickly.

Watch Prairie Elementary kindergarteners sing Christmas songs that are not "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime" at

Kari Lucin, Reporter