The Best and Worst of Holiday Music

The end of Thanksgiving not only marks the start of holiday shopping, but the beginning of non-stop holiday music. Andrea Seabrook asks listeners to tell WESUN their favorite, and least favorite, holiday songs.

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ANDREA SEABROOK, host:

This weekend also kicks off the season of ever-present hyped-up holiday music.

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SEABROOK: Whether you look forward to your local light rock station switching to all Christmas, all the time...

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Ms. EARTHA KITT: (Singing) Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree for me.

SEABROOK: ...or you shiver at the arrival of the holly jolly season of schlock...

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THE CHIPMUNKS (Music Group): (Singing) We can hardly stand to wait, please Christmas don't be late.

SEABROOK: ...chances are you agree that tacky tunes will be pretty much inescapable for the next six weeks or so.

GROUP: (Singing) Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay. Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, oh dreidel I shall play.

SEABROOK: Well, whatever your feelings, we want to hear them. Send us your nominations for best and worst holiday songs. Go to npr.org, click on Contact Us, and send your choices to WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY. We'll bring you the results of our completely unscientific survey in a few weeks.

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SEABROOK: Oh, and don't forget, explain why you adore or abhor your soundtrack for the holidays.

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