Posts Tagged ‘Mariah Carey’

Let me preface this post by saying that I love oldies music (granted I am a die hard jazz fan).  Oldies are just awesome especially Moetown; they have this sound that I think our generation will never ever be able to reproduce like the originals from Moetown.  Now with that being said, recently Erie has rid itself of it’s oldies station.  Perhaps not rid of but incorportated it into a more versitile music selection.  Erie now considers the 70’s 80’s and 90’s oldies as well (which I whole heartily disagree with).  That means the only place I am able to get my fill of oldies is when I home visiting my parents.  I know what your thinking, “Good God Sammpy please stop your boring us,”  which may very well be true but it has a point I promise…the problem with listening to oldies when I go home, especially when I’m home for Thanksgiving, is that the moment Thanksgiving dinner is done and the leftovers have barely had the chance to cool in their plastic contains 3WS (my oldies station) begins the Christmas music.  Like all retail stores in America, my favorite oldies station does not sway from the norm and begin to saturate life with an over abundance of Christmas music.  Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas music as much as the next person, I have my favorites and the ones I despise, but to start so early only makes me hate listening to Christmas music, and to top things off I start to have withdraw sysptoms from not having my daily hit of oldies.  I’m like a spent crack addict by the time 3WS begins playing their oldies.  Because of this I have lost the ability to even out my Christmas music intake…I don’t listen to Christmas music until days prior to Christmas and as soon as I start it’s like I’m a Christmas music junkie.  I swing from one extreme to the next.  Well today I’ve started my Christmas music listening and I’m trying desprately to hear all my favorites before the season is done……..thank god for youtube!   So as I get my fix of Christmas music and wait desprately for some oldies relief I thought I’d share with you my favorite Christmas songs.  Now with that being said I must warn you I do like the old Christmas songs but my choices are a little more updated….and I’m gay so you will have to deal with it!  Enjoy

How can you have Christmas and not have the classic George Michael’s Last Christmas.  I’m not sure why I like it.  It’s kinda sad…but it sounds so good.  It must be his hair in the video.

Vince Vance and the Valiants’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.  Years before Mariah Carey decided to popularize a song with the same title Vince Vance wrote this wonderfully delish Christmas song.  Apparently it is a heavily requested song this time of year.  There is just something so wonderful about it’s campy 80’s esq feel (even though it debued in 1993) that makes my Christmas a little more neon and gay!

Donny Osmond…I know I know he likes the gays but his “religion” won’t allow him to let us marry (I’m getting off the soapbox I promise) while I hate doing this I do love this song.  While technically a Christmas song, it still gives me hope that I will one day have a lovely persone to spend New Years with.

Sleigh Ride…it’s classic.  Now I was searching for Jack Jone’s version but all I could find was the Andy William’s version.  I guess it’s better than nothing.  What I love about this song is that it strikes me as being a traditional Christmas at home.  It’s just lovely!

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You…What I said I was gay!

Santa Baby, I love both the Marilyn and Madonna versions for differnt reasons..that is why they are both posted!

Carol of the Bell, I just love it!

The Boss’s Santa Clause is Coming To Town version…because I love him and his music!

Now my final song (considering this is getting to long of a post) and favorite Christmas song is Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.  It is just such a fun song and it always puts me in the Christmas spirit!!!!  This is going to sound nerdy coming from a 26 year old but my Mother knows how much I love that song that she bought me my own ornament when I was a kid that played it  IT IS SO AWESOME!

Enjoy everyone and if I think of any other great songs I might just have to do a second posting…as long as it didn’t bore you to badly!


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