The Sociology of Annoying Xmas Songs

December 16, 2014 7:04 PM

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Why do some of the most annoying Xmas songs keep coming back year after year after year? To find answers to this question, one could do worse than study Wham!'s musical masterpiece "Last Christmas."

It is virtually impossible to leave the house without hearing it. Last year, it was the most Spotified single on Christmas Day. And it has been disparaged as a "seasonal torture device" and a "mess of a song." And yet, 30 years after its release, it is probably the single most successful seasonal po...

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