During the holidays (and even before), we all get an urge - the urge to listen to holiday music! We can't escape it, we can't hide from it, it's everywhere. In the malls, on the radio, on TV - there is just no avoiding it.
Nevertheless there are some Christmas songs we just can't live without. Check out the best holiday tunes from your favorite pop stars:
1. Mariah Carey - "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
DUH. This song might as well be re-named as "The Christmas Anthem." It's contageous! Once those first twinkling notes hit your ears, it's all over. You're singing it. And proudly.
2. *N Sync - "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"
Yet another holiday CLASSIC. Come on, there are five '90s-clad handsome dudes serenading their holiday joy to you! BTW, this video is so precious, you seriously have to be Ebenezer Scrooge to turn it off.
3. Justin Bieber & Busta Rhymes - "Drummer Boy"
From Justin Bieber's holiday album. This updated version of the famous holiday song is pretty catchy - and BUSTA RHYMES is on it to to wish everyone a happy holidays.
4. Justin Bieber - "Mistletoe"
Basically every teenage girl's Belieber's Christmas fantasy, the one thing topping each and every one of their Christmas lists - Justin Bieber. Under mistletoe.
5. Britney Spears - "My Only Wish (This Year)"
Just genius. Brit makes a holiday anthem for all the single ladies.
6. Christina Aguilera - "This Christmas"
If you were more of a Christina fan, the genie in a bottle had you covered. She lent her sweet sweet vocals to this amazing Christmas song. This Christmas will be a very special Christmas indeed. Why? Because Christina says so!
7. Ludacris - "Ludacrismas"
I mean, HELLO. He turned his own name into a holiday, and sampled "Here Comes Santa Claus" to create this delightful holiday tune (which was included in the Fred Claus soundtrack). Merry Ludacrismas y'all.
8. Madonna - "Santa Baby"
Originally written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer, this really was the perfect Christmas song for Madonna to cover.
9. Hanson - "Merry Christmas Baby"
The boys who brought you "MMMbop" are serenading you, and saying "Merry Christmas Baby." What more do you want for the holidays?!
10. Faith Hill - "Where Are You Christmas"
From one of the greatest Christmas movies ever How The Grinch Stole Christmas, comes one of the most Christmas-y ballads ever. Seriously, if this doesn't bring tears to your eyes, check yourself for green fur because you might actually be the Grinch. And Faith sounds like an angel singing to you from on top of your tree. Just beautiful.