Have a great holiday season everyone! See you all for my New Years Day release of A Beautiful Struggle
by: Matt Young
December 24, 2012 3:25PM
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John record Christmas album
- Free download: Delta Goodrem Christmas song
- Carolling group sing in speeding BMW
With less than 24-hours until Christmas, one could be forgiven for joining in a Yuletide carol, or two.
‘Tis the season, after all. But what separates a merry, melodic mishap from a timeless classic?
Take a look at our picks of the cheesiest (some would argue, the best) carols below, and decide for yourself.
So gather round, folks, grab the family and friends, pour yourself a glass of eggnog and warm up those vocal cords.
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Mariah Carey feat. Justin Bieber – All I Want for Christmas is You
It’s been hailed as “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon" by The New Yorker. And fourteen years after its initial release, remains one of the best-selling singles of all time. But Mariah Carey’s decision to remake her 1994 classic All I Want for Christmas is You with Justin Bieber last year nearly stripped Mariah of her Christmas cred.
Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas
Beyonce and her Destiny’s Child bandmates wrapped Christmas in an uptempo R’n’B package with their 2001 Christmas album, but the critics weren’t convinced. Any ideas why?
Kylie Minogue - Santa Baby
Kylie Minogue’s version of the Eartha Kitt hit, Santa Baby, has been doing the rounds since 2000 when it was released as a B-side to her single, Please Stay. It was again met with moderate success in 2006 when it was featured in the Kate Winslet film, The Holiday and again in 2010 when she released the flirtatious video. Alright, alright, it’s not that bad.
Victoria's Secret Models - Deck the Halls
Furthering the notion that models are just pretty, young things, lingerie label Victoria's Secret released their own festive greetings this year. Deck the halls with what now?
Trust Lady Gaga to put a sexual spin on Christmas.
“Light me up put me on top, let's fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
“The only place you'll wanna be is underneath my Christmas tree.
“Ho ho ho, under the mistletoe, yes, everybody knows, we will take off our clothes.”
Jessica Simpson – O Holy Night
We’re not sure what’s worse; Simpson’s swooning stares into the distance, or the awkward, motion-sickness inducing camera angles. Just say no, Jess. The song was taken from Simpson’s 2004 Christmas release Rejoyce: The Christmas Album, which sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Spice Girls – Christmas Wrapping
Featuring as a B-side on the first single minus Ginger Spice in 1998, Goodbye, Christmas Wrapping is a cover of the Waitresses’ 1981 hit, described as "one of the best holiday pop tunes ever recorded" by AllMusic.
The lyrics are somewhat fitting; girl has a crazy year on a world tour, no time to celebrate, bah humbug and all that. Until, she meets a man I convenience store…
Christina Aguilera – Christmas Time
Remember Christina Aguilera from the Genie in a Bottle days? Red streaks, stick-thin, poptastic? Here’s a refresher from Xtina’s Xmas 2000 release, My Kind of Christmas.
Aqua - Spin Me a Christmas
To think we almost missed this corker of a carol. Spin Me a Christmas featured on the Danish group’s Greatest Hits Special Edition and while the album peaked at Number One in Denmark, it failed to match that success overseas. No surprises there.
Before we go folks - considering it is Christmas Eve and all - we thought it time to regale you with a Christmas story, before the big man makes his way down your chimney.
Courtesy of Snoop Dogg, we give you the Cautionary Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.