Wahey there! Honestly, I can only stand a couple of Christmas, Christmas songs now and then. So why don’t we talk about the songs that aren’t actually Christmassy but totally sound like they should be playing in stories in November!
Wednesday 11th December
What are some of your favourite songs that remind you of the Christmas season, that aren’t Christmas songs?
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah (I think I read somewhere that this is actually a Jewish song, but it has a lot of wintery/holiday vibes!). I usually listen to the Rufus Wainwright version because Shrek. I’ll include both versions that I like – the Shrek and the Pentatonix covers. And just to clarify again, I know this is a Jewish song and I’m not trying to make it into a Christmas song – which I think Pentatonix may have done. I’m just saying that it sounds like a song you could have playing around the holiday and I mean no offence towards Jewish people.
Klaine – Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Blaine Anderson/Kurt Hummel) LISTEN I LOVE THIS. And, yes, the song has some creepy undertones to it… but a lot of popular songs have creepy undertones (I once literally Googled the lyrics to Blurred Lines so I could prove to a guy it’s not a good song…in the club 😂). I listened to the Idina Menzel/Michael Bublé cover but I didn’t like that one as much as the Blaine/Kurt version – which is excellent and cute and their voices go together SO WELL.
Somewhere Only We Know – Blaine Anderson (yes, another Glee cover. No I’m not sorry for it). Not sure how or why, but this just feels like such a holiday-y song? I also used to sing this song allll the time in Singstar. This definitely is not a Christmassy song at all but like listen – I was watching Grey’s Anatomy and this song played and it was in December I watched the episode so ergo/ipso facto – it fits on this list 😂😂
Jingle Bell Rock – Mean Girls – Just inject this into my veins please. Which means the video too. And I’ll totally wear the outfit (well, maybe just a tiny bit longer. I love my thighs but not that much) and do the dance. Someone just needs to be the cool mom.
Also, this is a very Christmas song, but it’s also one I would sing wholeheartedly throughout the year –Pentatonix – Little Drummer Boy (cover).
That’s all! What are you listening this December month? Gimme some recs!