In the budget video for her cover of “Here Comes Santa Claus,” Mariah Carey parties with (or rather, glamorously stands next to) St. Nick and a bunch of elves and gold men while trying to remain statuesque on a spinning carousel. It’s Christmastime and mama needs a new keyhole gown.
After giving us the masterpiece that is Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper has no real business giving us more wonderful art, but here we are. Chance and Jeremih teamed up for a Christmas mixtape available for free, of course, because there is no end to his magnanimity.
It’s a rare new Christmas album that succeeds in feeling both fresh as a snowfall AND cozily familiar at the same time, but country crooner Kacey Musgraves has captured exactly that with A Very Kacey Christmas (released in October), a cheerful—and occasionally mournful—mix of twang-y Christmas classics and originals.
As we trudge towards the end of the 2016 and the beginning of America’s final year in existence, there is one final celebration/time suck standing in our way: Christmas.
“Merry Christmas, motherfuckers,” is the opening line of Hip-Hop & R&B Christmas Gold, a 29-song compilation of hip-hop spins on Christmas songs you remember and R&B renditions you think you remember. Before the album’s 109 minutes are up, you’re treated to a club version of “Jingle Bells” by Freak Nasty (they’re best…
An Upper East Side socialite has been torturing her neighbors with nonstop Christmas music, prompting one of them to sue her. Are there bigger problems plaguing the country right now? Undoubtedly. Should we instate a nationwide ban on Christmas music? Hell yes we should!
On Christmas Eve, Miley Cyrus was kind enough to gift us with her latest single, “My Sad Christmas Song.” The four and a half minute track is exactly the kind of Christmas tune you’d expect from Miley. In a restrained chorus, she sings, “This is my sad Christmas song. I’ve had it stuck in my head all day long. I wrote…
Think about Christmas for a second. Sex is probably the first thing that comes to mind. How do you think Jesus got here? (...Never mind) Knowing everyone’s desire to have sexual intercourse on Christ’s Born Day, Ariana Grande blessed us with a Christmas album we can all bone to.
Has Mariah Carey’s festive hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” seemed slightly less overplayed in stores this season? Well! You’re a very discerning customer because, after two decades, it has been bested by The Shins’ cover of “Wonderful Christmastime” as the tune “that will be played in retail the most.”
Despite what some people might say about it, I have a soft spot for Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and all covers that have followed it. It’s such a terrible Christmas song, mostly because it doesn’t make a ton of sense—the singer is upset because he/she was broken up with the day after Christmas, and this year they’d like…
Attention, attention, this is a War on Christmas special bulletin. Though it is fucking March and we should be turning our attention to sandals and sunglasses, there's a new radio station planning to play Christmas music YEAR-ROUND.
There are twins. And there's hair, so much hair. And there's something that can't quite be described as dancing and something that can't quite be described as a costume. And there's Sizzle. Oh god, so much Sizzle.
One Direction dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to sing "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," with the help of Jimmy, The Roots, and a glut of cacophonous classroom instruments. Look at their cute lil' holiday sweaters! Look at how much Niall loves his banana shaker! LOOK AT QUESTLOVE WITH THE…
For years, Fox News has bleated about the "War on Christmas," suggesting the phrase "Happy Holidays" and some complaints about nativity scenes on public property amount to an all-out assault on a sacred tradition. Meanwhile, Christmas has overflowed its traditional borders, annexed Thanksgiving and begun laying siege…
This song should not work. It's a mashup of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Christmas Canon" and Blink-182's "All The Small Things" with lines from It's A Wonderful Life scattered throughout. It's called "It's The Little Things," and I love it.
Last week, we asked for your help in our search for the shittiest ditty currently filling us with Christmas Sneer. Before we move on to the second round of voting, we've got a new bracket full of new Jingle Hells for you to vote on. Onward and downward!