Nothing gets me more excited for Christmas than cheesy seasonal pop hits from the mid-to-late 90’s. I wish I was kidding. But play N’Sync’s ”Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” and you’ll see — I immediately morph into a ball of good cheer. While listening to the overtly corny single this morning, however, it occurred to me I’d never seen the accompanying music video, so I hopped over to AOL Music in order to remedy the situation.
We open with Santa, who received the gift of heartburn and indigestion for Christmas this year. He’s also feverish. A tiny person (or hallucination) dressed in a horrendous green rubberized/vinyl suit and matching hat whines: ”Santa, you gotttta deliver the presents!” Santa groans and rubs his belly like he’s about to deliver a child. Christmas is canceled, or so claims the poorly dressed elf, who actually looks and sounds a lot like Gary Coleman.
That elf IS Gary Coleman.
And it just gets worse from there. So let’s play a game. Everyone who’s reading this post needs to go to the comments section and list one thing that’s wrong with the “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” video. To raise the stakes, try not to pick anything that your fellow readers have already mentioned. But not to worry, there’s plenty of heinousness to go around. Ready, set, go!