Because I’m feeling just a little bit Christmas-y today, with the slight chill in the air and all, here are some of my favorite Christmas songs for your consideration:
Fairytale of New York, by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
For a song that includes the lines “You’re a bum, you’re a punk, you’re an old slut on junk” and “You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap, lousy faggot” this song makes me well up damn near every time I hear it.
Merry Christmas Everybody, by Slade
Aside from being a generally upbeat and rocking song, the video itself is pure entertainment. Think glam rock meets The String Cheese Incident meets Christmas.
Happy Christmas (War Is Over), by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Although I despise Yoko Ono, it’s hard not to love this song.
Wonderful Christmas Time, by Paul McCartney and Wings
Because Paul couldn’t let John be the only one with a Christmas Number One.
The Christmas Song, by Alvin & the Chipmunks
I wore down three different pressings of this record album when I was a little girl. This was my absolute favorite when I was a kid (when cartoons were still good, dammit!). Pissed-off Alvin and his: “I still want a hula hoop!” crack me up to this day.
Christmas Time Is Here, by The Vince Guaraldi Trio
The Charlie Brown Christmas special each year is like the macaroni and cheese of the Christmas movie world: the ultimate in comfort film. When I watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” I feel like I’m wrapped inside of Linus’ blanket and no wrong can befall me.