To fill the void of posts from now until the bowl game, we have decided to count down the top 21 Christmas/Holiday songs out there. And just because we’re so awesome (and expect a good bit of banter in the comments) we’re not only going for songs, but the specific version of the songs. ·Boo yah. ·That just happened. ·#11, after the jump Now.
This may shock our readers to find out, but we’re often flying by the seat of our pants. Nothing is planned, and most posts are done after happy hour. So let’s just do 10-6 right now.
#10: John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War is Over)
Despite my long-standing hatred of hippies and Yoko Ono, this song is pretty solid. But this is Amer-kuh, and we say “Merry Christmas” here, ya dumb Brits. We kicked your ass in World War II and we’ll do it again!
#9: Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer – Baby It’s Cold Outside
I would have voted for the Elf version, but I guess this is ok too. Let it be known, however, that this is the creepiest Christmas song ever.
Some of the lyrics…
- The answer is “no”
- This welcome has been… so nice and warm
- What’s in this drink?
So let’s see. First of all, no means no, Mr. Roethlisberger. Secondly, this welcome has been so nice and warm? Dude, you are in the friend zone. She might as well have called you a “catch” or tell you that you’re cute. You’re not gonna close the deal. Trust me. I’m an expert.
And what’s in this drink?? Seriously?? You’re freaking drugging her? Ok Mr. Mercer, I’m officially going to alert the authorities.
#8 Dean Martin – Let it Snow
The great part about this song is that you can play it throughout winter. I know no one ever does, cuz that’d be kinda weird. But it’s not technically a Christmas song.
It also reminds me of snow days. You remember, when we used to not have to go to school, or work, or wherever. Yeah, those used to be sweet.
#7 The Drifters – White Christmas
I will take ALL the credit for this one. Home Alone is great, and this song is even better. Is there a reason Juxtaposition doesn’t sing this song? Is there a reason they don’t sing “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” Is there a reason for anything Juxta does?
But I don’t want to get lost in all those Juxtaposition references. This song is great, and I think it would make a great #1 for anyone’s countdown.
Another #1 contender, this might just be the quintessential Christmas song. Even though Nat King Cole is kinda creepy looking in this video, he still rocks it out.
#11 Elvis – Blue Christmas
#12 Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time
#13 Jose Feliciano – Feliz Navidad
#14 Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
#15 Adam Sandler – Chanukkah Song
#16 Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas is You
#17 Bing Crosby -·Mele Kalikimaka
#18 Eagles -·Please Come Home for Christmas
#19 Wham! -·Last Christmas
#20 Muppets -·Marley and Marley
#21 Elmo & Patsy -·Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer