Thanksgiving has come and gone, leaving us all with tighter fitting pants and a solid month of Christmas music everywhere you go. Despite being a huge enthusiast of everything Christmas, I have to admit that hearing the same Michael Buble song over and over again can make you feel a little less than jolly (“Santa buddy”? Really?). What Christmas music needs is some more variety.
Unfortunately, making a Christmas album isn’t at the forefront of any A-lister’s mind, which means don’t expect Drake’s dad sweaters to become reindeer sweaters any time soon. I may not have the solution to this issue, but I can dream. So here are five Christmas songs that don’t exist (yet), but totally should.
1. “Last Christmas” by One Direction
Wham’s campy hit about a scorned lover is a personal favorite of mine, and I don’t think anyone can do it justice better than my favorite scorned boy band. The quartet can easily channel the pain they feel over losing their most beautiful member (sorry, Harry fans) into the song’s emotion. The boys have also proven they’re doing well enough without Zayn to keep the song catchy and not bogged down in angst.
2. “12 Days of Christmas” by Fetty Wap