12 Days of Earworm-Worthy Christmas Music

It’s mid-December. You know what that means around here! It’s time for me to share a dozen holiday songs with you that do not suck. I’ve taken some requests this year, but all of the songs I share with you are guaranteed to be better than 98% of the tired drivel they’ve been playing on the radio in Houston since the weekend before Thanksgiving.

And since the holidays are all about traditions, I like to kick things off every year with one of the cutest and peppiest Christmas songs I’ve ever known. If you’ve been around this blog before, you know what’s coming. (And so you know, I do try to find other videos of this song each year, but it’s hard to find a good one. I did, this morning, run across a Spice Girls edition that was pretty crappy since it didn’t have any bass. Srsly???)

Enjoy.

Monday Earworm: Crowded House

I’m teaching Ray Bradbury’s short story “All Summer in a Day” in my sophomore English classes. Ever since I put it on my assignment sheet this song has been stuck in my head, no doubt triggered by the similarities in their titles and maintained by my fondness for singing this song. There are many videos of Neil Finn (and others performing this song live), but I couldn’t decide which one to post, so I’m just going with this abstracted art piece because it is beautiful and slightly melancholy just like the song is both beauitful and melancholy.