MTftSB: songs that deserve their place in the Christmas canon

I’ve long been of the opinion that the Christmas Canon closed in the mid-90s, around the time of Mariah Carey and East 17. However, I wonder if I’ve been a bit hasty. We’ve been listening to a Christmas songs compilation on Spotify and there are some late-era bangers on there.

So, this is a thread for songs post-1995 that deserve their place. To start, I’m nominating Kelly Clarkson:

(This isn’t a thread for Sufjan, Low or any of that sort of thing - even though Just Like Christmas deserves a place)

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Eh?

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I’ll allow this.

I’m undecided about The Darkness - but it’s been a shit year and I’m feeling generous. They can have a place

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I’m not :poop::poop::poop:

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Oh, they are absolute cack, would finish below the Stereophonics on HGATR. But there’s something about the British naffness of their Christmas song that I find kind of endearing.

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Yes this deserves a place.

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They deserve to. Also look up the lyrics to their song How Dare You Call This Love :face_vomiting:

I’m all for naffness but not like this!

Anyway, something we can all agree on. This deserves a place

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Should be fired out the Christmas cannon tbh :bomb:

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I feel like I need @TheBarbieMovie2023 to validate this one

Growing On Me by The Darkness is an absolute banger

Big fan of this one this year.

Obviously this should be in there

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Cant get that Kelly Clarkson song out of my head

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Oh gosh, me too. Proper sleep-depriving earworm that one

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It was in my head trying to sleep last night!

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This has:

A great tune
Incredible vocals
Jingle bells
Festive smut

Hits all the requirements for a good Christmas song but criminally underrated

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