| Sputnikmusic
 

When we think of classic Christmas songs, it tends to be the case that the older the song, the better.

In a sense, this is a natural reaction to the passage of time and our innate distrust of the present, but perhaps it also says something about how pop culture has captured Christmas. While much of what we now consider “Christmassy” we owe to Dickens, an awful lot of it is also dated to the ’50s and ’60s when “pop culture” properly began in earnest with the rapid spread of television and other visual media.

How refreshing, then, to have a Christmas classic from our own time. Perhaps this is a little too early for much of the Sputnik demographic, but it’s certainly within the timeline of our editors to remember a time when Mariah Carey was a) relevant, b) disgustingly beautiful and c) not world-renowned as a crazy person. In the early ’90s, Mariah still had her natural breasts and was quite comfortably the most successful pop singer around, and still she found time to write and sing one of the best Christmas songs ever produced.

But then she met Eminem.

12 Days of Christmas: #1 - White Christmas / #2 – Popical Island / #3 – Last Christmas / #4 – Christmas in Harlem / #5 – All I Want For Christmas is You / #6 – Fuck Christmas / #7 – Merry Xmas Everybody#8 – Ferrell & Reilly / #9 – Shit Christmas Without You / #10 / #11 / #12





Electric City
12.18.10
she's mary poppins, b

Defeater
12.18.10
I knew this would be Mariah when I read the blog title.

Masochist
12.18.10
I remember rocking out to this when I was a kid, no lie.

Defeater - Were you hoping for "...My Two Front Teeth?"

Emim
12.18.10
"Who sent sexy away in the first place?"

"It was a witch, named Mariah Scarey"

Defeater
12.18.10
That actually came to mind as well Masochist. It's all good though, I like Mariah's (vocal) assets.

BallsToTheWall
12.18.10
But then she met Eminem.

hahaha

DaveyBoy
12.18.10
Well said Dave. Her debut was awesome.

Nagrarok
12.18.10
Housemate of mine has been playing this song a couple times a day for some weeks already.

thebhoy
12.19.10
Seriously though, this song is actually one of the Best Christmas songs I can think of.

pizzamachine
12.19.10
Classic.

MUNGOLOID
12.19.10
fuck those nickelodeon kids covering this song.

Lucid
12.19.10
When I think of Christmas songs this is the first song that pops in my head.

You need to be logged in to post a comment
Login | Register

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy