In the 9th grade, my English teacher decided to show us a weeks worth of “Christmas” music videos. With respect to the time of year and to honor my 9th grade English teacher, I have decided that this week's contest will be to list the top Christmas songs along with the performer. The performer is very important because there is a big difference between “Baby it’s Cold Outside,” from the Elf soundtrack compared to the Nick and Jessica version, which made me want to vomit.
Here are my top 5
5. “It’s Christmas at Ground Zero” by Weird Al Yankovic
This song is great, because it plays on the cold war fears that most Americans had. What makes this a top five pick is the music video. In it, they play clips from 1950 films that teach you how to survive if a nuclear bomb goes off. It shows a young family on a picnic, and then a flash of light goes off. The family hides under the blanket, as if the Atomic bomb that just went off will not be able to penetrate the 50/50 poly cotton fibers.
4. ‘Christmas” by the Blues Traveler
This is a great tune that needs to be heard to know why it is so great. It is John Popper at his best. (He composed the song as well.)
3. “All I want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey
I am not a big Mariah Carey fan, but she does a great job in this song. There is an excitement that is contagious, and it gets even the Grinch (me) into a Christmas mood.
2. “Do they Know its Christmas Time” by Band Aid
Any Christmas song that can have Bono and Sting together needs to be near the top of any list
1. “O Holy Night” by Nicolle Alexandre Sherwood
If you have ever heard her sing this song, you will get chills just thinking about it.
Those are my top 5, Please rank yours. The judging with take place on Thursday December 21.