The Holiday Music You Can't Live Without (Or Stand)


Not everyone likes your Auntie Bess’ fruitcake, but even your curmudgeonly cousins know that the raisin-speckled brick means one thing — it’s the holidays. People echo this same sentiment about music this time of year: yes, you love to hate it, but it's just not the same without Mariah Carey chirping from the mall, car stereo, and family get-together that all she wants for Christmas is you.

With that in mind, we’re pleased to present a playlist of Fruitcake Music — all the songs you find yourself craving despite yourself, during the holiday season. Including Celine Dion, Gene Autry, Paul McCartney and more, here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays — may you find at least a few sweet maraschino cherries tucked between those pesky currants. Dig in.

What’s a holiday-tinged song you love to hate?