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How Much Do You Know About Delightful 90s Holiday Music?

What's more delightful than '90s pop music? (Other than GEICO's customer service, of course.) Let's see how much of these catchy holiday tunes you remember.

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  1. 1. Which of these titles was a holiday song by Destiny's Child?

    "Christmas Bells"
    "8 Days of Christmas"
    "Naughty Girls Get Presents Too"
    "2 Christmas 4 U"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "8 Days of Christmas"! "On the first day of Christmas my baby gave to me, a pair of chloe shades and a diamond belly ring," remember? Listen here.

  2. 2. Which popular 90s sitcom did Boyz II Men appear on to do their rendition of "Silent Night"?

    The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
    Martin
    Friends
    Living Single
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Even Will was surprised when they showed up. He didn't think he could actually snag them for his cousin's christening, but they showed up anyway. Watch here.

  3. 3. Who plays Santa's elf in the beginning of the music video for N'Sync's "Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday"?

    Justin Timberlake
    Verne Troyer
    Britney Spears
    Gary Coleman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    How could you forget? Only Gary has the power to save Santa from his fever, so he summons N'Sync to the North Pole to cure him! A cameo as delightful as GEICO customer service. Watch Gary Coleman save Christmas here.

  4. 4. Which one of these songs did NOT appear on Xtina's holiday album "My Kind Of Christmas"?

    "My Kind Of Christmas"
    "This Christmas"
    "The Christmas Song"
    "Merry Christmas, Baby"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The album had no song named after the title, and only one single, "The Christmas Song," better known as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire." Listen here.

  5. 5. What was the name of the 98 Degrees Christmas single?

    All My Heart Can Give
    Tonight (I'm Gonna Give You)
    This Gift
    No Better Time
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "This Gift"

    Often forgot in the pantheon of boy band Christmas singles, "This Gift" peaked at #40 in the US. Listen here.

    "This Gift"
  6. 6. Which song does not appear in Hanson's medley from their 1997 best-selling holiday album, "Snowed In"?

    "O Come All Ye Faithful"
    "Silent Night"
    "Peace On Earth"
    "O Holy Night"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Snowed In" sold over 800,000 copies in the US during the holiday season, according to Nielsen Soundscan. It was the best-selling holiday album of 1997. Listen to one of their original Christmas songs, "Everybody Knows The Claus" here.

  7. 7. What was the best-selling holiday album of 1998?

    N'Sync, "Home For Christmas"
    Celine Dion, "These Are Special Times"
    The Beach Boys, "Ultimate Christmas"
    Kenny Loggins, "December"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    One of the best selling Christmas albums of all time features a duet between Celine and R. Kelly called "I'm Your Angel." Listen to that delightful piece of history here.

  8. 8. Which name does not appear in the original version of Adam Sandler's "The Chanukah Song"?

    Ebenezer Scrooge
    Kirk Douglas
    Harvey Keitel
    Tom Cruise
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Keitel would later be referenced in "The Chanukah Song, Part II," recorded live at Brandeis University in 1999. Listen to the original here.

  9. 9. Which one of these titles was a Backstreet Boys holiday song released in the 90s?

    It's Christmas Time Again
    The Holidays Are For Us
    Time To Share Our Love
    Christmas Time
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "It's Christmas Time Again" is the name of their 2012 follow-up holiday track. Still going at it! Watch the original here.

  10. 10. What was the name of the song Sarah MacLaughlin recorded for the 1994 remake of "Miracle on 34th Street"?

    "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
    "Bellevue Carol"
    "Song For A Winter's Night"
    "Silent Night"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Song For A Winter's Night" would also later appear on her 2006 holiday album, "Wintersong." Listen here.

  11. 11. Which recording was sampled on the 1996 Death Row Records compilation album entitled "Christmas on Death Row"?

    Donny Hathaway, "This Christmas"
    Bing Crosby, "White Christmas"
    Nat King Cole, "Caroling, Caroling"
    Gene Autry, "Frosty The Snowman"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas" was originally released in 1970 and like many of the other options here has become a holiday standard. Danny Boy remade the song for the Death Row Records comp but also sampled the original recording. Listen to the Death Row Records track here and the original here.

  12. 12. Which of these is not referenced in any of the lyrics of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You"?

    Reindeers
    Wreath
    Saint Nick
    Snow
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mariah Carey co-wrote the song, along with Grammy award winning producer and songwriter Walter Afanasieff. The song has since become the most popular modern addition to holiday standards. And you can bump it here! Have a delightful holiday!

How Much Do You Know About Delightful 90s Holiday Music?

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