I made it all the way until today before hearing my least favorite Christmas song of all time--Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer. It's not just the music I dislike, it's the hillbilly theme and the lack of dignity. There's nothing about Christmas about it at all.
In general I like "traditional" or "old fashioned" Christmas songs. I've found that I don't like Rat Pack singers and their Christmas songs (how many times must I hear freaking Dean Martin sing that damn song?) but prefer orchestras and choirs; I don't mind Mannheim Steamroller at all, perhaps because I like the songs that they modernize.
Christmas carols? Love 'em! O Come All Ye Faithful is probably my favorite, but there are plenty I like. Remember that store, Natural Wonder? I have an instrumental CD of Christmas songs from there, and I like it as much as I like my CD of the Londonderry Boys Choir--or even George Winston's December CD.
I love Christmas songs.
Last year, I discovered a new Christmas song--at least, one I hadn't heard before. It's pleasant, it's heartfelt, it's catchy, and the people who performed it are as cute as buttons. I linked to it a year ago and the link is still good, so here we go again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Update: Here's a non-Christmas-y thought: if I play in class the instrumental Natural Wonder CD mentioned above, could someone legitimately claim some First Amendment violation, as if I were forcing my religion on them by having such background music on? How about if I play one with religious lyrics?