Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
This is my all time favorite holiday song since childhood. As a kid, I was never a fan of "mushy" Christmas songs (I'm still not today). This classic gem from Run DMC is the perfect blend of a joyful holiday melody with a hip hop twist. To this day, I still find the video absolutely hilarious. NIIICEEEEE (In the words of the naughty elf).
Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You
This is a total no brainer. Mariah is still making money off this song 17 years after its release (Are you kidding me - 17 years?!?!). As a kid, I HATED this song. However, it grew on me when I studied abroad in Paris during the fall of 2006. My roommates played Love Actually several times a day within a given week and the final music scene just grew on me.
Adam Sandler - The Chanukah Song
I am Catholic, but this song makes me want to become a Jew. This song is so awesome that I prefer to listen to it over any other Christmas song (except for Christmas in Hollis).
Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake - Dick in a Box
I still can't believe the ridiculousness of this video. But it is a favorite. The last thing you expected these two cats to do is to dress up like an early 90's version of Jon B and sing about having a dick in a box for Christmas.
So there you have it, my list of my favorite holiday tracks. Happy Holidays from Another Dope Music Blog! I will see you in 2012!