as soon as santa strolls down 34th street in the macy’s thanksgiving day parade, the world knows one thing — it’s christmas time. while holiday carols used to annoy the jingle bells out of me (working in retail will do that to you), i have once again taken a liking to the classic sounds of iconic artists such as nat king cole and bing crosby.
while we are immersed in mostly classic holiday tunes recorded in a bygone era, pop culture has embraced a few new classics into the mix by some select pop stars of the 90’s and 00’s. one being the talented mariah carey. i know, i know. many of you may have fallen off the mc boat in recent years due to the ho ho ho train that hit her after her divorce. she def isn’t the angelic girl next door anymore but one must give her props for being one of the biggest selling artists of all time.
mc actually managed to create a new holiday classic in her first christmas album titled “all i want for christmas is you”. this song is everything a christmas song should be. and she is back at it this year with her new xmas album and first single, “oh, santa!”, which at first listen should be a huge hit this year.
lover or hater, you will most likely shake a stocking within the first ten seconds of this song. it’s quite catchy.
word of the day – yuletide