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Christmas Songs We Hate To Love

Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s officially Christmas song season. Stores, radio stations, and your Spotify are now legally allowed to be on a continuous song loop of the good, the bad, and the weird (hello, Do They Know It’s Christmas?)

We can all agree that classics like The Christmas Song, Let It Snow, and Baby It’s Cold Outside have earned their rightful place on your holiday playlist. Though some argue that  Baby It’s Cold Outside is about rape. Hm. I digress. But what about those other songs, the ones you rock out to secretly in your car but would never admit to liking? Everyone has them. Here are some that come to mind for me:

All I Want For Christmas Is You—C’mon. You know you belt out that last note with Mimi every time

Christmas songs, Mariah Carey, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Hanson, Dominick the Donkey, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
I’m pretty sure all the guys (and some girls) were saying “no Mariah, I want you for Christmas!”

Dominick the DonkeyAdmit it. You hee haw with the best of them, especially toward the end of the song

Christmas songs, Mariah Carey, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Hanson, Dominick the Donkey, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
Somehow, I pictured an Italian donkey to be more…handsome?

I Want a Hippopotamus—What the hell do hippos have to do with Christmas? You don’t care, now you want one

Christmas songs, Mariah Carey, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Hanson, Dominick the Donkey, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
How did society go from this to Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball?

Hanson/NSync/98 DegreesIt’s not Christmas until your mid-90s CDs come out to play

Christmas songs, Mariah Carey, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Hanson, Dominick the Donkey, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
All allegiances were put aside at Christmas – Hanson and NSync carols were equally perfect

The The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)Poor Alvin. All he wants is a hula hoop, and you feel for him

Christmas songs, Mariah Carey, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Hanson, Dominick the Donkey, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
Sing it in the chipmunk voice, or it doesn’t count

What are your secret holiday song loves?

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