23 Christmas Carol/Pop Song Mash-Ups No One Will Ever Do

As the holiday season approaches and overwhelms us, it is important to make our way through the haze of it all and focus on what really matters.  And music can be a beacon to guide us through, because it is everywhere, and because it summons memories of holidays past.  But music can also be used and abused to cash in on our sentimentality.  Carols blare over the loudspeakers at the mall, and school choirs belt out “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” in an attempt to shamelessly sell us things like vibrating pillows and public education.  It is therefore somewhat surprising to me that hardly any people have attempted to doubly dig into our nostalgia by combining our favorite Christmas carols with our favorite pop hits of yesterday and today.  I mean, it would be seen as crass, but when has that ever stopped anyone before?  They do it with non-religious songs, like Pentatonix mixing “Winter Wonderland” with “Don’t Worry Be Happy!”  So in case you are hoping to break with tradition and desecrate all that is holy, here is a short list of suggestions.  (and please attempt to sing each one)

1) It Came Upon the Midnight Train to Georgia

2) Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Queen

3) My Kind of Town of Bethlehem (Chicago Is)

4) Hark the Herald Angel of Harlem

5) I Saw Three Hips Don’t Lie

6) Fum Fum Pow

7) O Come, O Come on Eileen

8) Silent Night Fever

9) Lo, How Every Rose E’er Blooming Has Its Thorn

10) Give it Away in a Manger

11) What Sweet Child of Mine is This?

12) In the Bleak Midwinturn the Beat Around

13) Angels We Have Heard it Through the Grapevine

14) God Rest Ye Merry Ghostbusters

15) He is Born This Way, The Holy Child

16) Mama Told Me Not To Come, All Ye Faithful

17) Good King Wenamanlovesawoman

18) The First No-Scrubs

19) Joy to We Are the World

20) We Three Kings Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

21) Once We Built Royal David’s City (On Rock and Roll)

22) Go Tell It On No Mountain High Enough

23) Carol of the Bailamos

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