Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays (NSYNC)
The album Home For Christmas came just months after NSYNC’s debut album (released March 1998 in the US). It was rushed into production to capitalize on the band’s success but, to their credit, the album sounds remarkably unhurried with vast majority of the tracks being original compositions. This song was co-written by members JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake along with frequent NSYNC collaborator Veit Renn. Featured are the boys’ typical tight harmonies and an infectious chorus that just begs you to sing along. Also featured, in the video, is actor Gary Coleman.
Fun fact: This song reached #37 on the US Hot 100, a fairly high chart position for a Christmas tune on that chart.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.