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What's the Best Christmas Song Written Within This Millennia?


"This is not my beautiful forum!" - David Byrne
(Hi Guy)
The vast vast majority of Christmas music was current during the Eisenhower administration and on the whole, there hasn't been much innovation since then. So, I come to you Talking Time, with a question: What's the best (or your favorite) original Christmas song that was written no later than 2000? No covers, no remixes. Purely original stuff. You would figure two decades would be plenty of time for something new to take hold right? Right???

Before you go looking them up I'll save you the trouble: Christmas at Ground Zero came out in '86, and The Night Santa Went Crazy came out in '96.

I'll toss out Jonathan Coulton's Chiron Beta Prime (2006) and Barenaked Ladies' Green Christmas (2000) to start off:



"I Wish It Was Christmas Today" from SNL springs immediately to mind.

I also really like Kylie Minogue's "100 Degrees," a disco banger about nostalgizing over Christmas in Australia.



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2008. Just some wistful jazz in the style of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, so you'd hardly know it was Yule if it weren't so designated. But it counts.


Fearful asymmetry

It's from a 2000 episode so it's not technically from the 21st century, but let's not spend too much time on that little detail. This is from the first Christmas episode of Spongebob Squarepants, and I've always liked the novelty of the cast experiencing Christmas for the very first time (plus all the annoyed interjections from Squidward, who ain't having any of this holiday stuff).

Annnnd since someone mentioned Paul McCartney, this is worth posting. Yes, I'm a Star Trek nerd.


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9 out of 10 of these embedded videos are unavailable to me. It's really quite impressive.