Right now, we’re loving Christmas Songs when it’s blatantly way too early for them. Is it a trend? Is it a clever marketing ploy to get consumers buying more stuff? Who knows, but you should see what’s due to be hitting the shelves.
First up, hipster moppet Zooey Deschanel and her duo She & Him had a Christmas album out over Halloween. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but Andrew who sits next to me at work did, and his review went something along the lines of:
“Every time you hear a song you’re reminded that someone else sang it better. It’s so self-indulgent because she doesn’t have a strong enough voice to be in a band in the first place. And I like She & Him stuff!”
But if Zooey’s breathy vocals don’t do it for you, don’t fret! Justin Bieber released ‘Mistletoe’ to much fanfare from Twitter a few weeks ago.
And hey, if that’s not enough, Justin recently posted about wrapping up recording with Mariah Carey on their ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ duet. We’re left wondering though, when is he going to re-record Wham’s classic ‘Last Christmas’?
But if you’re more of a traditionalist, the cast of Glee have been releasing songs from their second volume of a Christmas album on a few different sites. The actual album won’t be out until November 15, so that gives you enough time to get into some semblance of a Christmas spirit before it drops. As for how it sounds, if you like Glee and if you’re a fan of the other 50 billion albums they’ve put out of glee club renditions of rock and pop classics, you’ll like this. It’s obviously office party material.
So yeah, if you’re into stretching Christmas out to two months, the music industry is currently giving you the power to do it. Although if you’re getting really desperate for a hit of holiday cheer and the latest new releases aren’t doing it for you, I hear VH1 and Jedward are hosting an afternoon of holiday classics on the 19th..
What’s on your playlist this Christmas season? Share your top songs in the comment section below.