"What's the best Xmas/holiday song evarrrrr?" This question needs to be decided once and for all! And who better to decide it than the annoyingly opinionated denizens of Line Out? SO THIS IS HOW IT'S GONNA WORK:
For the next four days I'm gonna break all Xmas songs down to their TOP TEN in each of the following categories (I'll decide what the top ten is. If you don't like it, see special NOTE FROM HUMPY* below.): SECULAR (Non-religious stuff written before 1970-ish, and after 1900-ish), RELIGIOUS/SUPER OLD-TIMEY (Stuff glorifying god and/or Jesus or written pre-1900), ANIMATED (Songs either written for, or used in, animated holiday specials—yes, Rudolph and Frosty will be included here, rather than in "secular," and if you don't like it, see special NOTE FROM HUMPY* below), and COMMENTER'S CHOICE (Stuff you think should have been included in the top tens of previous lists AND/OR cool original songs—not versions of existing songs—like Chuck Berry's Run, Run Rudolph, or George Michael's "Last Christmas [I Gave You My Heart]".)
Every day you'll vote for the best song in that category, and on Friday we'll put the TOP TWO vote-getters from each category into one HOLIDAY MEGA-POLL, vote on that, and VOILA! We'll have the "BEST XMAS SONG EVARRRRR!!" (If you don't like the way I'm running this, see special NOTE FROM HUMPY* below.)
Okay, ready to vote? Today's Xmas/Holiday Song category is "SECULAR" so vote for which you think is the best song... not the best version of the song, got it? YOU GOT IT. (If you're unfamiliar with any of these songs, or need a reminder, I've posted the names after the jump with links, cuz I'm sweet, and I don't want to hear any bullshit excuses.) Did I not include your absolute favorite in the top ten? Put your suggestion in the comments for possible inclusion in Thursday's "Commenter's Choice" Poll. Otherwise, see special NOTE FROM HUMPY* below.
Before we vote, a special NOTE FROM HUMPY*: "I don't give a shit."