Some instruments are just annoying. A harmonica in the hands of an amateur is reason to cause bodily injury. A plastic recorder can also be an instrument of ear destruction too. Give a disc jockey a kazoo and ears will bleed across the fruited plain. While all of these musical instruments will make you run screaming in search of silence, nothing will make you wish for ice picks in your ears quite like the Theremin.

The Theremin was invented as an instrument of torture during one of the world wars. It is absolutely painful to listen to. This is worse than a drunk Uncle singing Karaoke at a wedding reception. If you toss in the fact that the guy on the Theremin is playing White Christmas it just sucks the luster right off the holiday season. Don't believe me? Give it a listen I bet you can't last more than :15 seconds.