CHICAGO (CBS) — With millions of Chicagoans planning to travel for the holidays, Trip Advisor wanted to know: What is the most annoying holiday song to hear while traveling?
The winner is … “Santa Baby.” The song was written in the 1950s and was first recorded by Eartha Kitt and covered by dozens of artists–including Madonna and Taylor Swift–ever since.
Some of the annoying lyrics (from the version by Madonna):
Think of all the fun I’ve missed Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really that’s
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed
Next year I could be oh so good
If you’d check off my Christmas list
Not a lot
I’ve been an angel all year
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really that’s
Chicagoans favorite road-tripping songs for Christmas? “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”
By the way, there historically is about a 40 percent chance that Chicago sees a white Christmas–so if you want one, you better hit the road up north. We haven’t seen measurable snow for over 280 days now–a record.
Trip Advisor found that 36 percent of Chicagoans will be traveling for Christmas, 2 percent for Chanukah, and 17 percent for New Year’s.
Nearly 9 in 10 people surveyed said the economy had not affected their travel plans for the holidays.
Hopefully, they’ll have some money left over to “put a sable under the tree” or buy a “deed to a platinum mine.”
This story actually got us to wondering: Has there been a decent Christmas song recorded in the last, say, 30 years? 50 years?