There's nothing like a great Christmas song to get you in the holiday spirit. I know I've been playing them since the beginning of December! But radio stations and department store stereo systems alike don't seem to recognize we no longer live in the 1950s! Sure, there's nothing like Bing Crosby singing 'White Christmas,' but I say it's time for some updated classics and new songs altogether! Here's a random assortment of some great Christmas songs released in 2011...
1. Drummer Boy - Sean Quigley: Believe it or not, this Canadian kid is only 16! To top it off, he played all the instruments on the track AND filmed it (with a little help from his sister). He'd never posted one of his music videos on YouTube before and I'd say getting over a million hits on his first shot is not so bad!
2. Last Christmas- Grafitti6: This duo is starting to gain popularity around the world after some well placed songs on shows like Teen Wolf. Doesn't hurt that the vocalist is kind of extremely handsome and has an amazing voice?
3. Christmas Love - Justin Bieber: Okay, this was a post by ME...did you expect me to not include Justin? His Christmas original is a super cute song!
4. White Christmas - Lady Gaga: After hearing Lady Gaga perform her rendition of White Christmas on her Thanksgiving special, I knew this would become an instant holiday classic!
5. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - She & Him: This year She & Him, which includes "New Girl" Zooey Dechanel, put out an entire Christmas album. This is one of the more upbeat songs on the album, but the rest of the more mellow songs are great for playing around the house during the holiday season!
6. Santa Baby - Glee Cast: I love Glee. I love this song. Therefore, it is on this list!
7. Cold December Night - Michael Buble: This year, Michael Buble put out a Christmas album of holiday classics that was hugely successful for his performances reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. 'Cold December Night' is the only original song on the album and it is definitely one to check out!
8. We Shall Overcome - Brad Kavanagh and Tasie D: Brad and Tasie from Nickelodeon's House of Annubis recently uploaded this great holiday spirited duet. Those Nick kids are always multi-talented!
There's a ton of other artists who put out Christmas songs this year...who else should be on this list?