I passed these Salvation Army members on my lunch break the other day. They were ringing their bells and dancing to a recorded version of Britney Spear's "My Only Wish (This Year)."
Do you know this song? It's officially terrible. But unofficially awesome.
Other songs I include in this category:
A Christmas To Remember - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers let us in on a little secret: the key to a good Christmas is "a fast-talkin' lover and some slow-burnin' wood."
Last Christmas - I know some people have strong feelings (of hate) for Wham's much-maligned, oft-covered holiday classic. Admittedly, it has very little to do with Christmas and everything to do with getting dumped on Dec. 26th. But I kinda can't get enough of it.
Our Love is Like a Holiday - Michael Bolton took the concept of John Denver's "Jet plane," a song about going on the road and leaving loved ones behind, and added jingle bells. The result is cheesy, but oh so dance-able. "I've been to Paris, London, L.A.; I've felt the tropical sun on my face; this Christmas we don't need to get away; 'cause our love is like a holiday." Well, amen, Michael Bolton.
And new this year...
Mistletoe - Justin Bieber misappropriates biblical imagery ("Wise men followed a star...the way I followed my heart") to describe the love he feels for someone named "Shawty."
Terribly awesome. Awesomely terrible.