The Christmas season is upon us, which means that everytime you venture out in the cold to your local mall, workplace or church you'll be blasted with the hollow sounds of sanctimonious carols and tinny holiday tunes that have been covered by as many popstars as Taylor Swift in an average calendar year.
If you're looking to escape the sounds of carolers at your door, look no further: PHF has the answer for you! We asked our most-loved members (and @trayertrash) for their absolute favourite holiday anthems, compiled them into a list, and checked it twice. Then we put a brand new bow on it and regifted it to you as an early Christmas gift! Browse through our offerings and make sure you let us know your own favourite Christmas song in the comments below.
@Baby V Alex: Britney Spears - My Only Wish (This Year)
Ugh, I have tons of faves: 'Winter Wonderland' by Vanessa Hudgens, 'Christmas Song' by DWV, 'Bring Me a Man' by AAA Girls.
But the cake might go to the one and only enchanting mistress Miss Britney Spears!
Back in 2000 there was a rumor floating around that Britney would record a Christmas album just like her shadow (reference) and the only track we heard from that project was "My Only Wish (This Year)" and it's amazing. I mean, it's a complete bubble gum jam for Christmas, it's personal and raw. The only complaint I have for this is that we never got a video of Britney putting up her Christmas tree and writing a letter to Santa. But hey! Nothing is perfect in the world. So start your Xmas season with a big throwback to the 2000s, because after all we are a bunch of millennials.
@Countess: Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
This, along with Judy Garland's 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', is one of the only Christmas songs that I can listen to at any time of the year and get that warm, cosy yearning for the holidays to come again! It always makes me want to dance around and those whistle vocals at the end slay me every single time, even if she can't perform them like she used to.
Long before I even knew who Mariah was, I heard a cover of this song in Love, Actually which is one of my favourite movies and which I watch every year on Christmas Eve with my mum. So it has sentimental value as well as the fact that it's just a flawless song. I'm so glad to have an excuse to play it again!
@Cypher: Cascada - Last Christmas
I'm gonna keep my response short and simple. Cascada's 'Last Christmas' because it's the easiest song to dance to.
Okay, one more. I also really like Christina Perri's 'Ave Maria'. I love the song as it is and Christina's rendition, while not perfect, reminds me of warmth and holiday lights on the staircase banister.
@High Princess: Lady Gaga - White Christmas
My favorite Christmas song would have to be 'White Christmas' just because even though I've only experienced a couple of white Christmases in my life, the few times I have they have been beautiful. It really captures what Christmas is to me. Cheesy, I know, but it paints the exact picture I have of the holidays through it's lyrics.
@infidelity: Hilary Duff - What Christmas Should Be
I don't listen to a lot of Christmas music as it's not up my alley, however, I do have Hilary Duff's christmas album so I'll pick something off that.
'What Christmas Should Be': The instrumental is calm and it's about wishing for peace on earth which is what the world needs right now. The song has some sentimental value to myself as it reminds me of the transition from primary school to high school lol.
'Last Christmas': Old classic. I will usually sing a long to this if I hear it in a store/out and about somewhere. It makes me think of a white Christmas and how I hope to experience one someday.
@Matilda Mantis: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Winter Wonderland
I really enjoy Gaga's cover of Winter Wonderland she put out last year.
Also there is some good cuts on the Christmas Queens album, mainly 'Jingle Bells' and the AAA girls cut.
@roger: Meg & Dia - Joey Had A Smoke
Thank you for considering me.
This is my favorite Xmas song: 'Joey Had a Smoke' by my favorite band Meg & Dia (Dia Frampton, winner from The Voice US season 1).The song is punk rock, it comes from the compilation album A Santa Cause "It's a Punk Rock Christmas" 2 so it's a cool track, it's basically a modern take of when Joseph realized Mary was pregnant. I don't like carols, they annoy me, I fucking love Hilary Duff and I can't stand her Xmas album (except for 'What Christmas Should Be' and 'Last Christmas') but this song is super cool and it comes from my favorite band ever.
@trayertrash: Adam Sandler - The Chanukah Song
I like how @Countesssaid that he's writing a Christmas/Holiday blog and then asked for our favorite Christmas song. Your white Christian male privilege is showing.
My favorite holiday song is 'The Chanukah Song' (Parts 1 - 4) by Adam Sandler. Growing up in a multi-religious home, it was important to me to feel connected to my Jewish family, particularly through music. Radio stations never really played any Hanukkah songs - outside of the obligated midnight play of 'I Have A Little Dreidel' on the first night of Hanukkah (thanks for the diversity Lite98). I grew up watching the SNL holiday specials with my great grandma. She would always sing and laugh along to the song and it's a memory I've always cherished. 'Part 4' came out this year and it's bittersweet to know that she would have loved it, but I'm always happy for the little things that remind me of her.