Like many people, Christmas is my favorite time of year! But I’m still in disbelief that 2014 is nearly over so I’ve been a bit bah humbug-ish. Thankfully, this week’s 5 Fandom Friday prompt is to share our favorite holiday songs, so maybe this’ll snap me out of Scrooge mode.
1. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” – *NSYNC
This is a no brainer! It may not be the best song off of *NSYNC’s holiday album Home For Christmas (that would probably be their a cappella version of “O Holy Night”), but this song is just so damn infectious with holiday cheer!
2. “Last Christmas” – Wham
Okay, so this isn’t the cheeriest Christmas song ever written. It may be the saddest. It probably IS the saddest Christmas song ever. But it’s always been one of my favorite Christmas songs, so it makes perfect sense to have it on this list. It doesn’t feel like Christmas time unless I hear this song while I’m out and about.
3. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause” – The Jackson 5
I remember listening to “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5 while helping my parents decorate the freshly cut Christmas tree in the living room. Such a classic!
4. “All I Want For Christmas (Is You)” – Mariah Carey
How could I make a list of Christmas songs and not include Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”? I found the song kind of depressing last year since my ex and I broke up a couple weeks before Christmas (who breaks up with someone before Christmas? A$$HOLES, that’s who), but now I’m able to listen to it without wanting to throw my face into a tub of ice cream. Now I just think of Benjamin McKenzie or Tom Hiddleston when I hear it. 😀
5. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Michael Buble
Remember how I said that Wham’s “Last Christmas” is probably the saddest Christmas song ever written? Well, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is pretty sad too. WHY AM I PICKING ALL THE SAD CHRISTMAS SONGS? I was first introduced to this song by Hanson’s Christmas album Snowed In, but my favorite version is Michael Buble’s.
SCROOGE FOREVER. SAD SONGS FOREVER.
Or like Sally Sparrow said in that one episode of Doctor Who “it’s happy for deep people.”
I tried, you guys. I tried. * le sigh *
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs — happy or sad, contemporary or classic?