Holiday Favorites: BeatCreative Yuletide Picks
To get in the spirit of the season, the BeatCreative team has gathered up our favorite holiday videos and songs for your enjoyment! Read all about each team member’s pick and share in our yuletide cheer!
Saturday Night Live – “I wish it was Christmas Today”
I have ALWAYS loved this SNL skit. I especially LOVE Tracy Morgan and Chris Kattan’s experssions in this skit every single time they reprise it. Tracy Morgan is simply hilarious and his moves are absolutely the best. (On a side note – I want to thank Tracy Morgan for buying me a drink back in 1997 at the Palladium in NYC!)
Gif via NBC SNL Tumblr blog
I digress…back to “I Wish it was Christmas Today.” Throughout the years of being a fan of Saturday Night Live and living in New York, the tune of the song (and the lyrics: “I don’t care what your Mama said, Christmas is here today”) really resonates with me and it is a genius piece written by Jimmy Fallon. The origins of the song are really cool too and you can check it out via this great article from Slate.com.
“Snow” from “White Christmas”
I actually hadn’t seen “White Christmas” until a few years ago, after my husband chiding me for not watching classic holiday films (favoring “Home Alone” instead). I knew a lot of the songs, but I didn’t realize how entertaining the comedy and dancing would be. Now that I’ve seen “White Christmas” multiple times, I can’t imagine a holiday season without it.
“Christmas (baby please come home)”
“Santa Claus is comin’ to Town”
My favorite Christmas specials are the Rankin/Bass stop motion animation specials, especially “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.”
My best friend and I watched this movie religiously in college, and laughed our hearts out every single time. I can recite most of the movie line by line, and probably 60% of our inside jokes were inspired by this classic. “What’s a Christmas-Gram? I want one!” I think we loved this movie so much, not only because it’s hilarious, but because it really helped us through a rough year. Now, Will Ferrell and the awesomeness of this movie will forever be a part of our bond.
Faith Hill- “Where are you Christmas”
“What’s This?” From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
My favorite Christmas movie ties together my two favorite holidays! People might debate whether it’s a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie, but for me it’s both! It was the first Tim Burton movie I had ever seen and I remember instantly falling in love with the way it looked!
My Christmas highlight of the movie is definitely the “What’s This?” scene! I adore watching Jack Skellington experience Christmas for the first time, set to a beautiful soundtrack by Danny Elfman! The scene is perfectly crafted, from the glittering snow to the glowing Christmas lights. Everything in Christmastown is like a postcard of the perfect holiday season! When you mix all that with a funny and sweet storyline, you’ve got an awesome movie which is definitely on my “Must Watch” list every year!What is YOUR favorite holiday song or video? Let us know and we’ll post it on our social media!