Even those with niche music tastes tend to drop their guard around the holidays so while for 48 weeks of the year artists such as Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue can be off limits as soon as December arrives festive songs by these two singers such as 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' and 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!' are as hip as can be. The same can be said for boy bands like New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys who always have a readymade audience for their releases which is bolstered by the general populace when it comes to their yuletide catalogue.
Madonna has shipped plenty of flak over the years for her version of 'Santa Baby' which appeared on 'A Very Special Christmas' compilation but it is perhaps a bit unfair when the original by Eartha Kitt is never likely to be surpassed. Christmas pop was always meant to be a little bit fluffy, a little bit disposable and a little bit entertaining and Madge manages to encapsulate it all on this one. And if you want to push yourself that little bit more there is always Britney's version of the same song. Ah Christmas, the season when taste just seems to be pushed to one side for a week or two!
One song on this 'Pop Goes Christmas' that always finds favour no matter what audience you put it in front of is Wham's perennial 'Last Christmas'. This is as for much for the images that its famous video conjures as the song itself which is among George Michael and Andrew Ridgley’s finest. Michael Buble always pulls out all the stops when it comes to the season and he has in a very short time ensured his place at the top Christmas table thanks to his updated versions of old classics like 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'. It's all about the croon and while he still has some way to go to eclipse heavyweights like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra he has amassed an audience that runs into the millions.
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