"Christmas is the Time to say I Love You", by Billy Squier. LOVE IT.
Not a tacky song, but unconventional...and by a one (or at most, couple) hit wonder.
Cookies to anyone who remembers him.
I know Billy "In the Dark"/"The Stroke"/"My Kind of Lover"/"Emotions In Motion" Squier!
And I don't care that all the songs I just listed pretty much sound the same because they are all awesome.
For my cookies I would like some gingerbread men - you can frost them as wearing white undershirts like Mr. Squier.
As for my favorite tacky songs, I will second (or third or whatever) the previous mentions of "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" as well as the Snow Meiser/Heat Meiser song from "A Year Without A Santa Claus" (which I will watch just
to hear that song
). I also enjoy the original version of "Nuttin for Christmas"
by Stan Freberg. I find the exchange between him and "Santa" at the end just hilarious every time. The album referenced in the link is the same one I own (God bless Reader's Digest and their collections
). I was surprised that the Merry Christmas Polka
someone else linked wasn't the same one I am familiar with - who knew Christmas polkas were so awesome that they demanded multiple songs about them?
As a native to Seattle, I have to give a special mention to "Santa's Belly Boogie"
by Tickle Tune Typhoon (video is cute and funny and ohmygosh so
80s) - it's from a charity album called "Christmas In The Northwest." It's not tacky per se, just very unconventional.
And how many other Christmas songs can really you get down and dance to? I mean, it even has a saxophone solo!