Ah the holidays. That magical time of year where we get to spend time with our family and friends, receive and give gifts and join together for times of good tidings and great joy. It's also the magical time of year where you can listen to Christmas albums and have no one judge you! Over the years we've heard the classics of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bell Rock, but how blessed are we that our favourite rock/pop singers have made their own Christmas albums? I mean, hello? Michael Buble and Mariah Carey? Enough said. With that in mind, for today's Blogmas post is all about the musicians that should release Christmas albums. To just make them that much better. Here are five of some of my favourite artists that I would love to see put out a Christmas album.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen is a gem of her own. Although the world knows her for her hit song Call Me Maybe, her third studio album EMOTION is an underrated work of art. Experimenting with different pop sounds, that album really showed her style. Hearing sugary yet sultry versions of classics like All I Want For Christmas Is You or Santa Baby would be perfect for her. Pitching that the album be called Carly Sleigh Jepsen (I wish I was original with that joke).
I've heard my fair share of pop-punk/punk-rock Christmas songs, but where are the punk Christmas albums? It should go without saying that Green Day should do their own. I want to hear an angry and fast version of White Christmas and I need to hear it now.
My love for Lady Gaga is already incredibly real, but imagine the love amplified with a Christmas album? I. AM. HERE. FOR. THAT. Although she's done a cover of White Christmas (and even added her own second verse!), I want a pop version of Drummer Boy, or a jazzy version of Holly Jolly Christmas. Gaga is totally dramatic enough to make each song sound completely different, putting a great twist on holiday classics.
In a similar vein to Green Day, a Blink-182 Christmas album is also a must. Although we've had a slight tease with Happy Holidays, You Bastard, it just doesn't fill the Christmas void. Perhaps another original song? Or even a vulgar cover of Frosty the Snowman? It could be done.
And of course, how could we go without mentioning the Queen B herself? Although Destiny's Child has done their share of holiday songs, we have yet to receive a Christmas album from Beyonce. And if she did, it's very likely we may never hear Mariah's version of All I Want For Christmas again. Because Beyonce would just win the holidays. As she does.