The Scottish rocker insists although he loves the festive period, he finds listening to people's greetings over and over again torture.
He says, "I remember working in a clothes shop in Glasgow one year. It was like water torture.
"I'm not saying I don't like Christmas, I just hate hearing 'Merry Xmas Everybody' again and again.
"Bing Crosby's HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS' too, all that stuff really gets my back up."