film / tv / politics / social media / lists / web / celeb / pajiba love / misc / about / cbr
film / tv / politics / web / celeb


The Magical Christmas Songs of 1990's Pop Stars

By Jodi Smith | Music | December 7, 2016 |

By Jodi Smith | Music | December 7, 2016 |

I’m too dead inside for much commentary, but I do hope these get stuck in your brain until Valentine’s Day!

“All I Want For Christmas” Mariah Carey

No, but this is the best one. The. Best. One.

“Merry Christmas Happy Holidays” *NSYNC

Quick! Santa is sick and cannot make his Christmas Eve trip to deliver presents. WHO DO YOU CALL? If you said 98 Degrees, go die. Only *NSYNC can guide his sleigh tonight! (Phrasing.)

“Oi to the World” No Doubt

This one is hard to explain to those that didn’t live through the 90s as a teenager. Um, did your parents teach you about the ska explosion or do you want me to teach you about it on the streets?

Where Are You Christmas” Faith Hill

This one was in the Grinch movie that had Jim Carrey as the titular character. In the movie, precocious and pre-eyeliner aficionado Taylor Momsen sang the song in her little kid voice.

“Run Run Rudolph” Brian Setzer Orchestra

Again, this is another 90s resurgence of big band and former Stray Cat frontman Brian Setzer. This one is pretty damned good too.

“8 Days Of Christmas” Destiny’s Child

I’ll be honest: I do not recall ever hearing this before today. It does feature the trademark calling out of one’s girl group name in the song, so it joined the list.

“Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo”

1997 was a strange time.

Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

5 Shows After Dark: You Can't Stop the Beat, and Neither Can They | I Hate 'Hamilton: The Musical'