It’s that time of year — Christmas is here! All week long, we’ll be spreading our fa-la-la-la-la’s and decking the halls to celebrate the nation’s biggest holiday of the year.
Growing up, Christmas was less about the shiny packages and gifts under the tree. Instead, it’s always been about the music. The spirited, joyful, and often cheesy, music. As a child, I couldn’t wait (and often didn’t) for an appropriate time of year that I could pull out my Christmas albums and get into the holiday spirit. I was fascinated by the songs that every pop star wanted to sing — each, of course, with their own musical spin.
Pop stars, though, do Christmas best. Forget the Michael Buble‘s and country crooners who sing the classics. I want the manufactured pop stars to belt out new and old holiday classics all year long. I unashamedly admit that ‘N SYNC‘s Home For Christmas competes as one of my favorite holiday albums of all time, providing some of the most fun, original holiday tunes. Kelly Clarkson‘s Wrapped In Red matches the singer’s flawless vocals with the holiday classics that make a true musical masterpiece. And of course, no holiday would be complete without the Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey, belting out her instant classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
So when it came time to put together my favorite Pop Christmas tunes for this week’s Music Monday post, it was hard to narrow them down to just one hour of cheesy, Christmas joy. I did my best, though. So grab your dancin’ stockings, light the tree and enjoy Chris’ Pop Christmas Playlist below. Merry Christmas!
Chris’ Pop Christmas Playlist
- ‘N SYNC – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
- Britney Spears – My Only Wish (This Year)
- Christina Aguilera – Christmas Time
- Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
- Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree
- Neon Trees – Wish List
- Ariana Grande – Last Christmas
- Meghan Trainor – I’ll Be Home
- Christina Aguilera & Dr. John – Merry Christmas Baby
- Kelly Clarkson – Run Run Rudolph
- ‘N SYNC – All I Want Is You (This Christmas)
- Dan + Shay – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Monica – Grown Up Christmas List
- Lady Gaga – Christmas Tree
- Willa Ford – Sant Baby (Gimme Gimme Gimme)
- Maroon 5 – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)