Hurrah! It's finally here! It's Day Four of the "Best Xmas/Holiday Song EVARRR!!!" poll, which means YOU the Blogtown commenter finally get your say about what's the best holiday song, and I get to mercilessly troll YOU for a change. Unfortunately, you all came up with some pretty good suggestions, goddammit. But quickly! A recap of how "Best Xmas/Holiday Song EVARRR!!!" works:
FOUR CATEGORIES! Secular (poll is now closed!), Traditional/Jesus-y (vote here!), Animated (vote here!), and Commenter's Choice (vote today!). The top two from each list will face off on Friday in one big mega poll, and HO! HO! HO! We'll have chosen the "BEST X-MAS/HOLIDAY SONG EVARRRRRR!!!" (which of course no one will be satisfied with, because that's the nature of the internet).
And so today is Commenter's Choice, which basically means if a song didn't make my top ten in previous lists, OR there's a great secular song written after the 1970s, that goes into today's list of choices. And since you came up with so many good suggestions, we're going to have 15 choices today instead of the usual ten. Did yours not make the list? It could be because we just didn't have room for everyone's, or that you were a big dick to me. Try attracting flies with honey next time.
OKAY! Ready to vote? You may not be super familiar with some of these songs, so hit the jump for helpful links to jog your memory! READY... STEADY... AND VO-HO-HO-HOTE!
Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto (James Brown)
Christmas in Hollis (Run DMC)
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Darlene Love)
Fairytale of New York (The Pogues)
Baby it’s Cold Outside
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee)
Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ (Albert King)
The Who Song (Welcome Christmas) (From the Grinch)
What Child is This
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Christmas Time is Here (Charlie Brown Christmas)
Merry Christmas Darling (The Carpenters)
Christmas in Las Vegas (Richard Cheese)
Back Door Santa (Clarence Carter)
Little Saint Nick (The Beach Boys)