So sure. I'm Jewish. I don't celebrate Christmas. FINE. I GET IT. But, there are two things about XXX-Mas that get me excited every year. The first is Christmas themed hair clips (this year I got a pair with jingle bells on them!!!!) and the second is, of course, Christmas music.
Last night, I went with my buddies Yardwork to Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill for Christmas at the Cradle, an annual event put together by Trekky Records where a bunch of bands play Christmas songs they wrote or covered. Yardwork played two originals, the Charlie Brown Christmas song and "Father Christmas" by The Kinks. It was fun, but it really got me thinking about what my ultimate setlist of Christmas songs would be, and also made me really mad that since I'm on the road I'm unable to make a proper Christmas mix. Anyway, here are what I've decided are my five favorite Christmas songs.
1. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey
The classic and the best for a reason. Catchy pop tune with some jingle bellz and shit. Oh btw, why the fuck is there not a Katy Perry Christmas song yet?
2. "Baby It's Cold Outside"
All versions of this song are great, but I chose this one sung by Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming because it is the gayest thing possible (especially when they switch parts) and I love it. Some people complain that this song is a little date rapey, but I think those people are boring and have never been a girl who knows she wants to do something she really shouldn't.
3. "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney
I am embarrassed to tell you that I only heard this song for the first time a few months ago, but it blew my fucking mind. It is really catchy and will be in your head for days and it is the weirdest musical arrangement ever with all the synthesizer shit. LOVE IT.
4. "Stepping Into Christmas" by The Wedding Present
As far as indie xxxmas songs go, this is the best.
5. "I Wish It Was Christmas Today"
Even though this classic SNL sketch is mostly a joke, I still think this song is a rocker. You gotta love classic Jimmy breaking.
HAPPY CHANUKAH EVERY1