The 5 Most Unsettling Holiday Songs Of All Time

by (@JordanRuntagh)


It’s the holiday season, and in the immortal words of Andy Williams, “Whoop-de-doo and dickery dock, and don’t forget to hang up your sock.” Yes, it’s the time of year when the limited daylight starts to get to us and we go a little nuts. As a result, we do weird things like stick a tree in the middle of our living room, wear retina-damaging sweaters, and drink egg-nog (which is pretty gross, let’s be real). But we also sing songs that we’d probably find pretty creepy at any other time of the year. So with that in mind, let’s walk together in a winter wonderland of wayyyy unsettling holiday songs!

5. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” (originally sung by Jimmy Boyd, 1952)

Lyrical Evidence:

She didn’t see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peek
She thought I was tucked
Up in my bedroom fast asleep…

Oh, what a laugh it would have been,
If Daddy had only seen

Verdict: There is no way you can convince us that this track isn’t about adultery. How is the boy not traumatized by the sight of his mother mackin’ it with some old beardy dude in his own living room? On Christmas, no less! Sure kid, it’s “Santa”...keep on telling yourself that.

Bonus Points: The original version by Jimmy Boyd was banned by the Catholic Church for associating kissing with Christmas.

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