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. Since CGally screwed us over by never posting anything, we’re combining the last ten songs in three parts to get this over with.
#5 Lou Monte – Dominick the Donkey
If you have never heard this song: Fuck You.
That probably goes for just about everyone who reads this blog, so I take that back. But it is one of the best Christmas songs out there. I mean Dominick! He’s a donkey! The clothes are made in Brook-a-Leen!
I dare you to not tap your foot or sing along when this song is on. This song rocks.
#4 Carpenters – Sleigh Ride
This one I will chalk up as a brainwashing gone right by my mother. Every year since I can remember, every Christmas morning when we opened up presents, my mom would tell us to wait until she made herself a cup of tea and put on the Carpenters. That shit has been ingrained in my DNA to make me feel good every time I hear it. This song is obviously the best of theirs, which is why it’s on this list.
I would venture a guess that most people associate with the Carpenters with Christmas and not with their massive amount of other works. This is all thanks to moms everywhere brainwashing their families into listening to the Carpenters only at Christmas. DAMN YOU MOMS EVERYWHERE!!
#3 Thurl Ravenscroft – You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch
Do I really need to say anything about this other than I never knew the guys name was Thurl Ravenscroft? Badass. Just like the song.
#2 Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
This was supposed to be the number 1 song, but come on, it really is more a number 2-er. This song is everything great about the 80’s. Boy George was just starting to be batshit crazy, and looked the part; the singers took themselves WAY too seriously; the song itself is so terrible it has crossed back to being good (“Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you” – seriously? What. The. Fuck.); the awful fashion; everything. I think Simon Le Bon is the only one who made it out alive from this thing.
Side note: Anyone think Bono reminds them of Bobcat Goldthwaite at around the 1:29 mark?
Side note 2: Who is the guy who opens the song? Seriously, that shit has been eating my brain for like 4 years now. It’s Mac from Always Sunny, right?
#10-6 Go Here
#11 Elvis Presley – 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