12 Days of Wintry Tunes That Won’t Make You Miserable (Day 7)

I hope you’ve been enjoying — and had a chance to catch up on — these delightful holiday tunes I’ve been posting this year. Today we pick up again with Straight No Chaser, a perennial favorite of mine in part because my cousin’s husband is one of its members. (Wheee!)

Anyway, their version of “Mary, Did You Know?” is lovely and slow and just the thing on a day when one is sipping hot tea and recovering from a sinus infection (as I am). Cheers.

 

12 Days of Wintry Tunes That Won’t Make You Miserable (Day 6)

Okay, don’t judge, but I like the Jonas Brothers. I mean, a tiny bit. Since they got back together, at least. The songs I’ve heard played on the radio have been fun to listen to (though I admit I haven’t felt super motivated to seek out the tracks that haven’t been released in wider circulation).

And apparently they have a Christmas song out too? And it wasn’t a bad little bop at all. So here, share the festivity.

12 Days of Wintry Tunes That Won’t Make You Miserable (Day 1)

Hello! I know it’s been a little quiet on the blog here lately, especially in the earworms department, but wow there’s a lot going on in my IRL space. Mostly pretty good, but this was a ridonculously heavy-busy semester, and it’s finishing up on-brand.

Still, the Christmas music is in full force on the radio, and so I’ve once again donned the mantle of counterbalancing the same old tired jingles with Much Better Stuff. One might think it ironic that I begin this series every year with, in fact, the same song — but as I’ve said before, it’s an AMAZEBALLS song, and I will continue to do it until my life is not as hectic as the one described in it. Think of it, if you must, as a palate cleanser. One that’s really fun to bop around to and sing along with.

And if you want to refresh your playlist with past years’ holiday earworms, you can do so with these links:

2013 — 12 Days of Christmas Music That Isn’t Awful
2014 — 12 Days of Christmas Music That Doesn’t Suck, 2014 Edition
2015 — 12 Days of Christmas Music That Won’t Turn Your Brain to Goo
2016 — 12 Days of Christmas Music to Improve Your Playlist
2017 — 12 Days of Earworm-Worthy Holiday Music
2018 — 12 Days of Christmas Music to Knock Your Socks Off
2019 — 12 Days of Seasonal Earworms You Need Right Now
2020 — 12 Days of Seasonal Earworms Worthy of Your Love

And now, without further ado, let’s get this wintertime dance party started!