If you’re having a holiday party with your LGBT family this holiday season, it’s time to start putting together your perfect playlist. Here are eight songs that will make the yuletide even more gay.
1) "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Sam Smith
Leave it crooner Sam Smith to take a cheerful holiday song and imbue it with a sense of melancholy. Smith has admitted he usually hates Christmas songs, but he told Boston’s Mix 104.1 his reason for recording one. "['Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'] is the only song I would ever attempt to sing, because of Judy Garland singing it," said Smith.
2) "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" by David Bowie and Bing Crosby
The way David Bowie blurred lines of gender and sexuality meant a lot to his LGBT fans. Honor him at your holigay party this year with this recording of "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" by Bowie and Bing Crosby.
3) "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion
This real life couple recorded the sweetest cover of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" we’ve ever heard. Alicia Champion plays the lingerie-clad Mommy and Danielle LoPresti plays Santa. The couple’s adorable son, Lucian, who is four years old in the video, plays himself.
4) "Homo Christmas" by Pansy Division
With lyrics like, "You’ll probably get sweaters/ underwear and socks/ but what you’d really like for Christmas/ is a nice hard cock," Pansy Division’s "Homo Christmas" probably isn’t appropriate for many family gatherings, but it’s more than appropriate for a holigay celebration.
5) "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Steve Grand
Gay musician Steve Grand broke down barriers in country music. His super sweet cover of "All I Want for Christmas is You" with a video starring Trevor LaPaglia as his boyfriend will definitely get you in the holigay spirit.
6) "Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas)" by The Weather Girls
What holigay playlist would be complete without The Weather Girls’ classic "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas)"? Courtney Act, William, and Alaska of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame also recorded their own fab cover you can watch here.
7) "Winter Wonderland" by Janelle Monáe
Sure, this is a 2008 GAP commercial, but it’s also a pretty fantastic cover of "Winter Wonderland" by Janelle Monáe.
8) "Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire" by Fiona Apple
Odds are everyone at your holigay party is feeling defeated about Trump’s election win. Embrace the bitterness with Fiona Apple’s icy tweaked version of Nat King Cole’s "The Christmas Song." The new lyrics include scathing lines like, "You cry creepy uncle every time he arrives/ For he keeps clawing at our clothes," and, "Everybody knows some money and entitlement can help to make the season white."