Cozying up to seasonal music is undoubtedly one of the best things to do during the holidays.
While the tunes themselves are enough to get you into the festive spirit, the videos that accompany some of your favorite Christmas songs are veritable masterpieces. So this year, we’re setting aside plenty of time to relive some of the best pop music/holiday mash-ups to ever be caught on camera.
1. Bon Jovi — “Please Come Home for Christmas”
Something about Jon Bon Jovi and Cindy Crawford making out in front of a fireplace really captures the spirit of Christmas.
2. ‘NSYNC — “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”
Who do you call when Santa is too sick to deliver presents? The men of ‘NSYNC of course! This video deserve at least one annual play based on the green screen alone.
3. Justin Bieber — “Mistletoe”
It’s hard to believe it’s only been five years since a baby-faced Bieber serenaded his “shorty” under a romantic drizzle of fake snow.
4. TLC — “Sleigh Ride”
Let these ladies take you back to 1993 for almost four glorious minutes, and then throw your wish list away because there isn’t anything else you could possibly want.
5. Mariah Carey — “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Sure, you probably listen to this classic upwards of 80 times each December, but when is the last time you tuned in to watch Mimi play with a bunny and frolic in her bright-red one-piece snowsuit?
6. John Travolta and Olivia Newton John — “I Think You Might Like It”
The year was 2012. The album was This Christmas. The video was inexplicably amazing.
7. Aaron Carter — “I Want Candy”
Looking back on this Lizzie McGuire gem raises two very important questions: Why didn’t silver pants ever catch on and how can I ensure they’ll be under the tree this year?
8. Wham! — “Last Christmas”
Because we all deserve to unwrap George Michael’s smolder.
9. Destiny’s Child — “8 Days Of Christmas”
Trust Destiny’s Child to make the drudgery of fighting your way through a packed store look sexy.
10. Run-D.M.C. — “Christmas In Hollis”
In 1987, listeners were honored with some of the best Yuletide verses this world has ever seen. To this day, the group’s depiction of Christmas in Queens is a yearly viewing essential.