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Tyler Clark presents: Local Mythologies writesTop 25 Christmas Songs: #6 - Casper & the Cookies, “Kiss Me Beneath the Christmas Tree”

It's the holiday season, which means Christmas music. Lots and lots or Christmas music, most of which was written before the people listening to it were even alive. While "Jingle Bells" and "We Three Kings" are great, and resilient, we're devoting this year to finding the best Christmas song written since 1989. We continue today with #6, and a genuinely sexy Christmas song from Casper and the Cookies.


#6: Casper and the Cookies, "Kiss Me Beneath the Christmas Tree" (2007)

Finally, a track for all of you sexually frustrated college kids out there. When you're in school, Christmas can be a drag. You're back at home with nothing to do, you're in your parents' house as a guest instead of a resident, and, more likely than not, your signficant other is hundreds of miles away. Judging by "Kiss Me Beneath the Christmas Tree," Casper and the Cookies totally understand. The song is a strutting, glam ode to the fantasies of snowbound young adults everywhere. Also of note: it manages to be sexy without being skeevy (looking at you, "Baby It's Cold Outside").

In addition to its objective merits, the song also stands out for me as one of the rare moments of one-hit-wonderdom in my personal collection. I downloaded it in 2007 on a Christmas-music binge, loved it, and then managed to go seven years (and counting) without hearing another song by the band. I'm sure they're great, and have lots of other tunes that rival or surpass this one. But I like the spot they occupy in my playlists now: a once-a-year treat in the form of an almost-perfect pop Christmas tune.

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