Friday, December 5, 2014

Five Fandom Friday- Songs to Spread Holiday Cheer

Happy Friday Everyone! Today's Five Fandom Friday is all about those Christmas songs that bring you joy, or you know, just don't annoy you. I feel really bad for anyone that's a Target employee, because I know that all four of my local Targets have been playing the Frozen soundtrack on repeat since the day after Halloween. I guess its beats the regular montage of Christmas songs, but its probably going to ruin that fabulous soundtrack for all those people. I could go nuts making Christmas playlists, I really enjoy Christmas music that much. There were a few years when Christmas music was ruined for me because I worked in a sandwich shop that played a work friendly radio station, and during the holiday season it played the worst renditions of Christmas songs ever, but I'm over it now!

1. Carol of the Bells- Pentatonix I've actually made playlists dedicated to this song. It is my all time favorite Christmas song. Ever. I even mentioned that last year lol. I guess I keep consistent :)

2. Don't Be A Jerk (Its Christmas)- Spongebob Squarepants Some words of wisdom from a sponge that wears pants. Don't be rude, its Christmas!

3. Troy and Abed's Christmas Rap I loved Community when it was this Community. *Troy and Abed in the Morning.* And its no secret that I love Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.

4. Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer- Elmo and Patsy Probably not the best to listen to if you have children that still believe in Santa, but this song is kind of a stress reliever during the holidays. Its silly and fun. And if you're pissed off at someone, you can substitute their name in for Grandma's :)

5. Hark the Herald Angel Sings- A Charlie Brown Christmas This soundtrack was one of the first CDs I ever owned. And this song never fails to conjure images of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang with their heads pointed to the sky, so all you see are mouths and noses, singing. Reminds me of being a kid, which is nice sometimes.

Bonus songs-

Carol of the Bells- Destiny's Child I told you this was my favorite Christmas song!! And I am a musical product of the late 90's early 2000's in some ways. I have the N'Sync Christmas album too. Shh, don't tell anyone.....

Mary Did You Know?- Pentatonix I really like Pentatonix. And super sad story about this song. My father-in-law's mom passed away last November, and this was her favorite church song, as they called it. The congregation sang it at her funeral, and my father-in-law's dad sang along the loudest, and it was just heartbreaking. I can't really hear the song anymore without thinking of that day, but Pentatonix sings it really well. 

What are your favorite Christmas songs? As always, special thanks to Megan and Kristen for thinking up these great Fandom Friday topics! 


  1. Carol of the Bells! I'd love to see the playlist dedicated to that. So many great versions out there!

  2. I bought my husband the Pentatonix album and its really good! And the album is the highest selling Christmas by a group.

  3. I'll have to reconstruct the best I can and post it next week :) It was on my old computer and it crashed so hard. I was so disappointed because I was a noob who didn't back anything up lol.

  4. They are awesome! And they just scream Christmas to me. I think I'll have to buy their new album :)

  5. Anything having to do with Charlie Brown Christmas is my favorite! I actually made my mom listen to the whole Peanuts Christmas theme in the car today because it came on the radio and it made me so happy!

  6. I couldn't find my original list, but this is a small one I made on Spotify. I miss my old one! It had twice as many songs, but it took me years to find all the versions I liked.

  7. I love Charlie Brown! Halloween and Christmas are so much better because of him and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

  8. LOVE Community and I totally forgot about that episode, thank you for the reminder...SO funny! LOL I just watched that Penatonix video too LOVE LOVE LOVE! xx

  9. Community was a great show. Troy and Abed are one of the best bromances ever :) I saw so many lists with Pentatonix on them and it made me so happy- they are awesome!


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