Following the success of our holiday playlist feature in summer comes our guide to the top Christmas tunes. As soon as December begins the same tired, old, and most alarmingly shit songs get pulled out every year. In order to combat this we bring you only the very best Christmas songs.
Although we tend to have a strong disliking towards Chritstmas songs that refer to Christmas as ‘Xmas’, we also have a strong liking towards songs titles that include brackets, and an extremely strong liking for Alphabeat. This song was released in 2012 on the back of a hard year for the band. The song follows the sounds of the band’s third album which we suppose we would title ‘retro pop.’ We particularly love the line ‘We’ll get that old school feeling back in our hearts.’ The interplay between Anders SG and Stine is as gorgeous as ever, resulting in a popfoolish alternative Christmas song.
But how will it score in the battle against our world famous popfoolish criteria…?
References to snow/winter/fire/cold in lyrics? A sole reference to snow. File under must try harder. 1/10
Sleigh bells present? Of course they are! This is Alphabeat we’re talking about. 10/10
Other dodgy Christmas sound effects? The synths sound a little Christmassy. 5/10
Christmas themed lyrics? The word Christmas is repeated many many times. Lights, parties and December are other loose references made to Christmas in the lyrics. 5/10
RATING: Alphabeat score a beatable 21/40.
Ultimate Christmas Playlist
‘Christmas Tree’ – Lady Gaga ft. Space Cowboy – 31
‘Christmas Wrapping’ – The Front Bottoms – 29
‘X-mas (Let’s Do It Again)’ – Alphabeat – 21
‘I Hate Christmas Parties’ – Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes – 10