We’re a week away from Christmas Eve and to be honest, I’ve been rocking out to Christmas songs since early November. To celebrate my favorite holiday, I’m making my Top 5 Christmas songs for this week’s Music Monday.
1. The Maine – Ho Ho Hopefully
One of my favorite bands and our friends of The Maine released this song years ago, but it still remains a Christmas staple in my alternative Christmas songs. I am still fairly pissed that I have not heard this song live during the times I’ve seen these guys perform. Maybe when we have the chance to interview them again I’ll ask them?
2. Josh Ramsay – Baby, Please Come Home
My all time favorite band’s, Marianas Trench, lead singer released this song a year or two ago and ever since I have been nothing but a bunch of feels when listening to this song. His rendition of this song is just absolutely beautiful and truly heartfelt. If you’re going through a breakup this holiday season, I don’t suggest listening to this song if you do not want to huddle in a corner and cry… Or maybe you do, I’m not one to judge.
PS, Congrats to Josh Ramsay for his Grammy nomination for Song Of The Year. Josh was part of the small group who helped Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe a huge success, YAY!!
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You
This song can be sung by tone-deaf people and I’d still probably love it dearly. Obviously we must attribute the original by Mariah Carey, but in the recent years it has become reproduced to possibly even better renditions. Michael Bublé covered this song for his Christmas album and made it that much less poppy and that much more meaningful. Later, Justin Bieber re-released the song and featured Mariah in it to make it more modern. It also made the hearts of millions of Beliebers (including myself) swoon.
4. My Only Wish – Britney Spears
This song, THIS SONG, doesn’t get enough credit for the awesomeness that it is. When Britney was still the non-debatable princess of pop, she released this song and made me a very happy girl. It will remind you a lot of All I Want For Christmas Is You, BUT WHO CARES. THEY’RE BOTH GOOD SO LOVE THEM BOTH AND ENJOY THE 90s/EARLY 2000s REIGN OF POPPY CHRISTMAS SONGS.
5. Last Christmas
This song too can be covered by the worst Christmas carolers in the world and I would probably still enjoy it. I think the first version I heard of this song was by Savage Garden (remember them?! Wow, I miss the 90s) and loved it. Of course I love the original version by Wham!, who doesn’t, honestly? I also want to honorable mention my love for the cover by the Glee cast (also known as the loves of my life). In case you didn’t know, Glee is the reason for my existence and I have no shame for that. Yes, I am a Finchel shipper. Yes, they are my OTP. No, I am not okay with the current events happening with the pair.
Honorable Mention: If you guys have not watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then shame on you! I’m not a huge fan of the franchise, but no one can deny the hilarity of this movie. As a kid, the intro was my favorite part; probably because it was a cartoon. Anyways, Christmas Vacation by Mavis Staples must only be listened to if you are watching the intro of the film. Luckily for you, I found it for you guys.
There you have it, the best Christmas songs. If you care to debate me, Tweet us @ZingRevolution or Like us on Facebook and send us your opinions on what are the best songs for the holiday season. Alright guys, I’m off to go listen to these songs repeatedly while wrapping gifts and sipping some hot chocolate.
Cathy is our residential Canadian writer at MusicSkins. Currently enrolled at Concordia University, she’s underway to getting her degree in Communications Studies. A huge pop punk fan, Cathy revolves her work around music. Check out her interviews and photos, and find her on Twitter… if you can.