I know. Normally at about this time I’d be doing a Naughty and Nice list for the year, but I’m tired and have had some wine and don’t feel like talking about that stuff. Nope. Instead I want to talk about something else. Christmas music.
If you’re anything like me, you hate it.
Luckily, I’m here to share a handful of holiday songs with you that won’t leave you wanting to slit your throat with the nearest, sharpest piece of fake mistletoe.
1. The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Preeeetty sure you all know this one. That’s okay! For years and years this was one of two Christmas songs I could tolerate without wanting to start stabbing people in the face. It still makes me happy. Even though it’s overall kind of depressing.
Oh, and this video makes it even better.
2. Billy Mack – Christmas is All Around
In addition to hating Christmas music, I hate Christmas movies. Well, most of them. I don’t hate Love Actually, though (and our drinkalong a few weeks ago was AMAZING, if you missed it, I feel sorry for you). Bill Nighy as Billy Mack’s parody-ish version of The Troggs definitely makes the list of songs that get me in a holiday mood.
3. DJ Miko ft Marcie – My Chimney
I heard this song ONCE eight years ago on a local indie station. If they said who did it, I missed it. But I’ve sung it to myself every year since then, and google searches of the lyrics I remembered turned up nothing. NOTHING. Until last night. When I found it. And it was pretty much the inspiration for this entire post. Bonus song, Hey, Mr Santa.
4. The Vandals – Oi to the World
Yes, No Doubt covered this song, but I HAAAAAAATE that version. I have issues with No Doubt, anyway, but mostly it’s cos there’s NOTHING LIKE a Vandals Christmas show. Nothing. Like.
5. Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis
Hands down, this is my favourite Christmas song of all time. It just isn’t the holiday season without multiple listens of this song…and my failed attempts at rapping along. Cut me some slack, I’m prolly the whitest white girl you’ll ever meet.
But for srs. Best. Christmas. Song. Ever.
Now. You tell me what songs you listen to to get you in the holiday spirit. Maybe you’ll change my mind! Maybe there will be more than five songs I like after all!