. . . written by Chris Butler and sung/wrapped by Patty Donohue, went on to become a seasonal favorite. I used to hear it many times every December when I worked at Giant Food.
It’s my brother’s favorite Christmas tune, at least the original is. This year he discovered a version by The Spice Girls that we had both somehow missed, . . .
. . . in which a few Americanisms are replaced for British consumption — do the English not have cranberries? I know the Irish do (linger over that joke a second, zombie). The cover was released on a 1998 single, after Geri Halliwell left the group. Who wants Christmas cookies with no Ginger Spice?
In 2007, The Donnas‘ punkish version played over the end credits of Shrek the Halls:
Kylie Minogue recorded the song for her 2015 Christmas album, with Iggy Pop offering a few interjections:
However, in 2008, Save Ferris reworked the song from the outside.
Contrary to a certain president who sought to “Make Christmas Great Again” by charging $40 for hats with that slogan on them (an 80% mark-up from his “Make America Great Again” hats), not every American celebrates Christmas. So whatever you may celebrate: