1. *NSYNC: “Home for Christmas”
“Home for Christmas” will always be a classic when it comes to Christmas music. It’s almost timeless. You can jam to it in 2016 the way you could jam to it in 1998. I actually own this CD and play it during Christmas time no matter how mad it makes my sister.
The album is a perfect demonstration of the group’s voice. *NSYNC included not only the traditional songs, but original songs as well. You won’t be able to get “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” on another album or out of your head. The song brings out the true meaning of Christmas, and this album is great for any *NSYNC supporter.
2. Justin Bieber: “Under the Mistletoe”
This one is for all the Beliebers out there! His Christmas album not only includes the CD but also a DVD of the making of his music video: “Under the Mistletoe.” His album “My World 2.0” resulted in a new epidemic known as Bieber Fever. Unlike *NSYNC’s “Home for Christmas,” Bieber’s Christmas album does a fine job of standing on its own. On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine a group of friend’s jammin’ to “Mistletoe” on the way to the beach. Bieber isn’t the only celebrity voice on this album, Mariah Carey, Band Perry and Usher joined in on the album to make it a one of a kind.
On the album, “Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas”, doesn’t get enough attention. Everyone knows “Mistletoe” was the lead single but “Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas” would have been a better fit. It’s romantic wode had a way of engaging you.
3. Michael Bublé: “Christmas”
The album “Christmas” came with a complimentary ornament! The album starts with “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” Listening to it is an experience that will get you in the Christmas spirit. Bublé seems to add an amazing twist to a somewhat traditional playlist. The music on the album really makes you feel like you’re sitting in front of warm fire on Christmas Eve. It’s about love and Christmas is all about love.
He did one original song called “Cold December Night.” This song will make you hate being single during the holidays. He also did a cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas” which is a risky move. No one knew if it was going to flip or flop. He takes the whole song down a few notches to create his own unique version of Carey’s hit.