“I… Don’t want a lot for Christmas..”
Sounds familiar? Of course, it does! As much as we love our iconic legend Miss Mariah Carey, I think we can all agree that this song is overplayed on too many times during the Christmas season. Some of us would go as far to say that we hate it since it’s all people ever play.
Now if you’re looking for new tracks to play during an upcoming Christmas gathering, look no further than our very own list of underrated Christmas songs! Trust us, all of these songs are just as good as Mimi’s classic bop.
1. Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
The current and reigning queen of pop doesn’t pick seasons – she slays anytime! Apart from Santa Tell Me, her Christmas album ‘Christmas & Chill‘ has flawless jams that’s perfect for the season.
2. Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday – NSYNC
We feel like this isn’t talked about enough, not played enough. One of the OG boybands of the world has given us this gift – and we should be thankful!
3. Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC
This classic not only puts us in the Christmas party mood but it also entertains us! The music video is so absurd that it just hits that festive funnybone in all of us.
4. Holiday Celebrate – Toni Braxton
If you want to bring the mood down to a chill vibe, this is definitely the song to put on. Miss Braxton’s soulful vocals plus the old school melody works so well together, it will get your guests groovin’ for sure!
5. Merry Xmas Everybody – Steps
The classic group ‘Steps’ (90s babies, you know who we’re talking about!) did a cover of a Slade original. If you want the version to be a bit more upbeat and easy to dance along to, we recommend you add this to your playlist.
6. Merry Merry Christmas – NKOTB
Would you believe NKOTB has their own Christmas jingle?! How much more convincing do you need?
7. Ludacrismas – Ludacris
LUDA! Yep, he just made classic Christmas songs a whole lot cooler with a mash-up of old classics over his rapping.
8. Christmas Tree – Lady Gaga 9
As soon as you hear the first second of this song, you’ll be able to tell this is Gaga’s doing. Our mother monster has definitely given the usual jingles a run for their money! If you’re in the mood to dance on tables, definitely put this on.
9. Oi To The World – No Doubt
Miss Gwen and her crew are serving us some punk realness. So if this is your cup of tea, this should definitely be at the top of your list.
10. All I Need Is Love – Cee Lo / Muppets
With the Muppets featuring, you know you can never go wrong with this song. The collaboration the world wasn’t ready for, delivered one of the best modern Christmas jams ever!