My Only Wish (Jessica Simpson)
You would expect an artist like Jessica Simpson to have recorded a Christmas album and in fact she has recorded two, 2004’s Rejoyce and 2010’s Happy Christmas. My Only Wish is from the latter. As is typical with holiday songs by female artists it was compared to Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You, even called a rip-off. The two songs do have similar peppy Motown DNA, both are about wanting love for Christmas, and both feature women belting out notes near the end. Then again you could say the same things about literally dozens of other modern Christmas songs.
Fun fact: Further cause for comparisons between the two songs was that one of My Only Wish’s co-writer Christopher Stewart was a co-writer on some of Carey’s material, including Touch My Body and Obsessed.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.