A Holiday Musical Roundup

I’ve admittedly slacked off this week, caught knee-deep in the sloth of Thanksgiving break. I hope no one missed me too much. To make up for the absence of Wild Card Wednesday and Throwback Thursday this last week, I come to you bearing gifts. Some Thanksgiving related, and others looking forward to the inevitable slew of holiday music you are going to hear. Let’s get to it.

Chanukkah started Wednesday, and for me there’s one essential song to share for this holiday.

The lyrics can’t be beat, and this isn’t a bad performance instrumentally either.

Thanksgiving is also celebrated in song by Adam Sandler, but I think there’s no song more ridiculous and hilarious than the holiday-themed hit brought to you by Patrice Wilson, the same creative genius who brought you “Friday”:

You’re welcome.

With two weeks of class and one week of finals left before winter break at UW-Madison, Christmas feels like it’s right around the corner. Whether you prefer the classic tunes or the modern sounds of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller, you really can’t go wrong with Christmas music. Regardless, I have to share my personal quintessential tracks.

Justin Bieber is lucky he got to ride on Mariah Carey’s coattails for this one. Whatever it takes to make the song popular to a younger generation, I guess. No matter which version you prefer, you can’t go through the holiday season without hearing this one more than a few times.

This is finals study music at its finest. The entire Charlie Brown Christmas album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio is top notch, and my priority recommendation coming from this post. It’s simply great music to wind down to. I’ve posted the entire album via YouTube at the bottom of this post for anyone interested.

For the sake of at least trying to provide equal representation of the season’s holidays, I looked for music to recommend for Kwanzaa and Festivus, but all I could provide was this bit from Totally Biased and the transition music from Seinfeld. WARNING: May contain explicit content.

Happy Holidays everyone.

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