The good, the bad and the cheesy… Our 10 favourite forgotten holiday gems from todays biggest pop stars.
Sure, many of them failed to chart… but in the music business, you ain’t nothing until you have your own Christmas album – or at least, Christmas single.
10. Taylor Swift – Christmas Must Be Something More
Before she achieved total chart domination, a 17 year-old T-Swizzle released her squeaky clean holiday EP, and wished you all a very country Christmas indeed. Here is her ode to Jesus “Birthday Boy” Christ.
9. Justin Bieber – Santa Claus is Coming To Town
Like the calm before the shitstorm of bad press followed by a slew of chart topping hits like Sorry and What Do You Mean?, Bieber released an entire Christmas album. Complete with classics like Little Drummer Boy and All I Want For Christmas is You – a duet with Mariah herself. Mistletoe, the lead single, caused major swoonage among pre-teens everywhere – meanwhile his version of this classic didn’t do very well at all.
8.Destiny’s Child – Opera of the Bells
Before she ascended to the throne of high queen of the universe, Bey was still blowing minds with Kelly and Michelle. We’ve got to say, these harmonies are ***FLAWLESS.
7.*Nsync – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass et al, got festive in this painfully/wonderfully late 90s pop gem.
6. Lady Gaga – Christmas Tree
And the award for “the most sexual innuendos you can fit into a song about a religious holiday” goes to…
5. Christina Aguilera – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
And the award for “the longest time a singer can hold a note” goes to…
4. Britney Spears – My Only Wish (This Year)
Back when Britney was bubblegum and not calling people “bitch”, Christmas was a much happier time.
3. Kanye West – Christmas in Harlem
If this song is anything to go by, for Kimye, Christmas is just another day for copious amounts of sex.
2. TLC – Sleigh Ride
T-Boz, Chilli and Left Eye brought the cool factor to the Christmas of 1992.
1. Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas
Making an appearance twice on this list, and for good reason!
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