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I think there are two camps of people that exist: those that love Christmas music, and those who are vehemently against it. I fall into the former camp. The day after Thanksgiving is over, I'm zealous about the holiday music I listen to. I'm a huge fan of the classics and I think it's widely agreed upon that very few new Christmas music is good (although kudos for attempting).
But there are some great modern-day Christmas songs out there! Here are a few of my favorites.
#1 - Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas is You"
As far as I'm concerned, this list could be composed entirely of Mariah Carey's song "All I Want for Christmas is You" and be considered a raging success. This is not only the best modern-day Christmas song, it's probably my favorite Christmas song of all time. And I'm not sorry! I love this song. Bonus points for the video.
A Christmas Story
The pink bunny suit. "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!" That creepy-yet-iconic leg lamp. If you loved the 1983 movie, you'll definitely love the stage adaptation of A Christmas Story. The musical, which debuted in 2009 and even had a Broadway stint in 2012, returns each holiday season to tell the story of 9-year-old Ralphie who wants — no, needs — a BB Gun. Specifically, "an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock." A Christmas Story helps bring out the kid in each of us.
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