Top 4 Reasons NSync’s ‘Home For Christmas’ Is Still The Best Holiday Album
NSync's Home For Christmas was released in November of 1998 and all these years later it still holds up.
It is still securely in my holiday music rotation, and heck, sometimes I even bust it out in July. It is that good.
Seriously, it is just a good album. The fact that it's a holiday album doesn't really matter.
Here are my four reasons why NSync's Home For Christmas is still the best holiday album.
1. Everybody gets to sing lead on a few songs! This isn't just the Justin and J.C. show. Oh no, they are letting some of the other guys show off their vocals and they really should have let them sing lead more. They have beautiful voices. "I Guess It's Christmas Time" and "All I Want Is You This Christmas" are good examples of them sharing lead vocals.
2. The guys have a really good New Year's Eve song on this album. New Year's Eve sometimes gets neglected when it comes to holiday songs. Not as much as Chanukkah or Thanksgiving, but still. "Kiss Me At Midnight" is pure pop holiday magic. I feel like the song does a great job of digging up all those feelings you have on New Year's Eve. Having a good time and hoping for that special kiss at midnight with that special someone. LOVE.
3. The a capella version of "O Holy Night" is soooooooooooo good. I'm serious, you guys. These guys can really sing. Their five-part harmony is on point in this song. I don't care if you're an NSync fan or not, listening to their version of this song should give you goosebumps because it's so spectacular.
4. The last and final reason this album still holds up is because of the only single released from the album, "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays." This song aimed to incorporate all the excitement and festivities of the season. And the video has a cameo by none other than Gary Coleman! (RIP)
However, you can tell the music video was thrown together rather quickly. The special effects are pretty terrible and the sets and actors are pretty terrible. Nevertheless, it is a great holiday song and has become a staple this time of year. Plus, it was featured in one of my favorite holiday movies, I'll Be Home For Christmas, featuring Jonathan Taylor Thomas. And in that movie, JTT is dating Jessica Biel, who in real life, goes on to marry Justin Timberlake! It's a small world after all.