My name is Josh, aka baby grinch. Sometimes I play music (insert shameless promo). Sometimes I listen to music. Today, I’m writing about music! Leigh Ann has given me the responsibility of providing you with the FINAL installment of the ultimate holiday playlist. Here we go!
Hanson – “Merry Christmas Baby”
Let’s take it all the way back to 1997. Tamagotchis were under the tree waiting patiently to be unwrapped (and eventually starved to death by our not so responsible former selves). Also, Hanson’s Snowed In was released! Although every song on this album is a bop, “Merry Christmas Baby” is a good starting point for those who may not be familiar with this release.
Taylor Swift – “Christmas Must Be Something More”
Are you ready for it? T SWIFT HAS A CHRISTMAS ALBUM. As much as I love 1989 and Reputation, I will always have a place in my heart for country Taylor. Combine that with some favorite holiday classics and you have the perfect soundtrack to the season.
The Maine – “Ho, Ho, Hopefully”
If you didn’t get enough of The Maine’s Christmas jams on Leigh Ann’s ultimate holiday playlist, it’s your lucky day! This is typically my go to song to kick off the holiday season.
Relient K – “Angels We Have Heard on High”
Let it snow baby…let it reindeer! Our favorite pop punk Christian band, Relient K, has blessed us with a plethora of holiday tunes on this release, taking the not so holly and jolly songs of the season (sorry, Jesus) and turning them into certified bangers.
Blink-182 – “I Won’t Be Home For Christmas”
The Mark, (sometimes) Tom, and Travis show Christmas style! Reminding us that it’s officially “be nice to the people you can’t stand all year” season.
Fall Out Boy – “Yule Shoot Your Eye Out”
Hopefully Santa dropped some black eyeliner, swoopy bangs, and a studded belt in that stocking because it’s about to get emo AF. But for real…sometimes the holidays are filled with spurts of not so cheery moments and that’s totally okay. Luckily, Fall Out Boy has provided us with a soundtrack for those times. Merry Christmas, I could care less!
Bing Crosby – “Mele Kalikimaka” (hi, Leigh Ann here, and I love this song too!)
I think we can all agree that Christmas Vacation is the BEST Christmas movie. And if you don’t agree, I’m just going to assume you’re a space alien (who uses gel deodorant). This track makes multiple cameos throughout the film and is a personal favorite holiday track of mine because of the hilarious scenes it accompanies.
Fountains of Wayne – “I Want An Alien For Christmas”
Speaking of space aliens! Next up is Fountains of Wayne’s “I Want An Alien For Christmas”. This upbeat and fun non-traditional Christmas tune makes you want to put a little green guy about three feet high at the top of your Christmas list. Right next to Stacy’s mom, of course.
Britney Spears – “My Only Wish (This Year)”
If putting a Britney Spears Christmas song on this playlist is wrong, I don’t want to be right…
Miranda Sings – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
And the best for last! Miranda Sings providing us with a cover of Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic we never knew we needed.
Happy Holidays, everyone!