Christmas music. Everyone seems to have strong feelings about it whether they love it, hate it or feel that certain songs are a total abomination (*ahem* “Last Christmas” by Wham!). What you might not know is what you are telling the world about yourself based on your favorite Christmas song. Obviously, I felt the need to categorize you all and created this handy guide to let you know exactly what people are thinking when you gush over the Christmas tune you love best:
1. “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”- Elmo Shropshire
You might be sort of a jerk with a crappy sense of humor or you could be that goofy uncle who loves telling the kids they have quarters behind their ears. This one is a mixed bag.
2. “All I Want For Christmas Is You”- Mariah Carey
3. “Dominick The Donkey”- Lou Monte
You make a lot of cheesy jokes and probably say “bada bing, bada boom” a lot. You are likely an old Italian guy and possibly, from Brooklyn.
4. “White Christmas”- Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby is your homeboy and you probably enjoy all things nostalgic and vintage. If it isn’t broke, why fix it? This sweet, sentimental tune speaks to your inner Rosemary Clooney and just makes you feel all warm inside.
5. “The Christmas Shoes”- NewSong
You super-dig Hallmark channel, sappy, Christmas movies and you love an excuse for a good cry. Crank up the volume and bask in The Feels.
6. “O Holy Night”- The Josh Groban Version
You are an unapologetic Grobanite who feels that this man is literally an angel on Earth. That voice gives you chills and you have no shame in shouting it from the rooftops. You and your fellow Groban groupies will defend his honor to the death.
7. “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”- Thurl Ravenscroft
You could have unresolved issues from your childhood that cause you to hate Christmas or maybe you just have a cruel streak, but hearing that stream of insults in Thurl Ravenscroft’s deep baritone causes your tiny heart to feel a bit of Christmas cheer. Almost.
8. “Sleigh Ride”- The Boston Pops Version
You are a proud former band geek and this song brings back the best memories of wiping flecks of spit from the trumpet line off your glasses. I mean, how DO they make that awesome horse sound at the end!? I still wonder.
9. “It’s A Marshmallow World”- The Drunken Dean And Frank Version
You love a good party and being with your drunk friends. And no one knew how to be drunk with friends like Frank and Dean-O. It honestly doesn’t get any cooler.
10. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”- Bing Crosby
You might feel lonely over the holidays and this nostalgic tune speaks to your sadness. Playing it and having a solid, ugly cry can be good therapy if this time of year is difficult for you. Throw in a few hugs from me too, if that is the case.
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