In our weekly Q&A installment, we asked The Greatist Team and readers to pick their favorite holiday songs. Here’s what they had to say.
Obviously Mariah Carey's seminal album, but "Santa Baby Remix" and "Sugarplum Fairy Coda" are crazy good. Both are from the mash-up site, Best of Bootie, which has released not one, BUT TWO Christmas themed mash-up albums which are available fo' free! — David Butler
I have to go the Mariah Carey route with David ( I know, I know). Specifically, "All I Want for Christmas is You." Also, "Maybe This Christmas" by Ron Sexsmith, "Merry Christmas, Baby" by Lou Rawls, and "Have A Very Merry Christmas" by Rooney. — Kate Morin
Have you seen the end of "Love Actually?" If not, all I want for Christmas is you to see it. But, to keep the Mariah shout-outs to a minimum, I'll also advise you to put on your yarmulke... because it's almost time for Chanukah. — Shana Lebowitz
Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song." What better way to celebrate a holiday than to honor it through humorous song? — David Tao
I love "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt. Not my usual style, but the absurdity of the song makes it so awesome. She wants a '54 convertible (light blue), a yacht, and a deed to a platinum mine? Not only would those gifts be a pain to wrap, but they wouldn't be very nice to have once tax season rolls around. So Santa, this year— all I want is world peace! :-) — Kelli Kerkman
"Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" by Elmo & Pasty. This upbeat, oddly cheerful christmas song is about a grandmother getting drunk off eggnog, forgetting to take her medication, and getting killed by a reindeer. Clearly it's my favorite song... I love musical irony ( and there's also a great key change towards the end). — Laura Schwecherl
I could never choose just one! I love them all SO MUCH. I mean "Carol of the Bells" has been up there lately, just 'cause it's so haunting and different. But "White Christmas" was always a favorite growing up in Florida (it just sounded so quaint), and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is hitting close to home (pun intended) this year. I also love the "Elf" version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Zooey Deschanel. I mean honestly, I really love all Christmas music (except for the Grinch song, which is terrible). — Kelly Fitzpatrick