I told you I’d be back today! You’re in for a treat. This addition to my ongoing LDR playlist features fun holiday tunes. All of the following holiday-themed songs were selected based off their ability to give me warm fuzzies, make me wistful, and/or remind me of my boo. Naturally, I am not naive enough to believe that any (or all) of these songs were written with long-distance relationships in mind, but since when has that stopped any of us from relating to things? With that, turn up your volume, and enjoy.
1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” — Mariah Carey
Cliche? Maybe. Perfect? You bet your sweet bippy. All I want for Christmas is to be with him. (And world peace, an end to world hunger, and all that other good stuff.) This is a perfect upbeat song to dance away your sadness about being separated at the holidays.
2. “All I Want for Christmas is You” — My Chemical Romance
For when you want to feel angsty about not getting the only thing you want.
3. “Blue Christmas” — Elvis Presley
Right in the feels. Elvis sounding sad is enough to make anyone sound sad, but when he’s singing about not being with his honeybunch on Christmas…my heart breaks.
4. “One More Sleep” — Leona Lewis
Lucky Leona–she gets to be with her love during the holidays! This is one of those songs that is cute because the singer gets to be with their love, so then you think of your love and then you get sad because your love won’t be with you. Or maybe it only does that for me.
5. “Home for the Holidays” — Perry Como
Some of us in long-distance relationships affectionately consider “home” to be in the arms of our loved one. Wouldn’t it be nice to be there during the holidays?
6. “Merry Christmas, Darling” –The Carpenters
This is another one that gets me right in the feels, simply because of how true it is for me.
7. “Kiss Me at Midnight” — *NSYNC
Don’t you dare judge me.
BONUS: “Gott Nytt Jul” — Sean Banan
Warning/note: This music video contains some racist jibes. By posting this video, I am not saying that I subscribe to or approve of these beliefs. Please see my note after the video for an explanation of why I’ve posted it.
This is a relatively new Swedish song. I like to play it around my boyfriend because he absolutely hates it and I find it fun to annoy him. It doesn’t really have anything to do with being with a loved one or being separated from a loved one, but it’s stupid and he hates it and I know he will look at this post and get annoyed with me for posting it…so I’m posting it.
…It turns out that this holiday playlist turned out to have a Christmasy slant to it, which I apologize for. Even if you are not a celebrator of Christmas, I do hope you still enjoyed reading.
Please feel free to comment with your own favorite holiday songs! And, as usual, I own NONE of these videos, songs, or lyrics.