While Americans are gearing up for Thanksgiving this week, in Canada, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Santa has already come to town, making an appearance at the Toronto Santa Claus Parade. The Christmas market is open, the decorations are up, and the Christmas playlists are in full swing at retail stores. “It’s too early for Christmas music,” you say? I heartily disagree, as does our Canadian friend Mr. Bublé. This is his time to shine. See meme below.
When it comes to Christmas albums, there’s no denying that Michael Bublé is king. Since its release in 2011, this album has been going strong every Christmas season. Without further ado, here are twelve reasons why it’s not too early to be listening to Michael Bublé’s amazing Christmas album.
1. He’s Canadian, so he understands that the “Cold December Night” is really freaking cold. With windchill.
2. Speaking of cold, it’s already freezing cold (thanks climate change). The only way to cope with cold weather is to listen to Michael Bublé’s soothing warm voice. His voice is the equivalent of a Gingerbread latte from Starbucks.
3. He’s the twenty-first century reincarnation of Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, and Bobby Helms.
4. He makes Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” sound less whiny and aggressive. Not that we don’t love the original version, but Mariah Carey’s high notes emphasize how lonely we are during the holiday season, while Bublé’s version gives us a little more hope. Maybe that person will finally see how amazing you are. If Bublé believes it, we do too.
5. His rendition of “Silent Night” will give you chills. Guaranteed.
6. His version of “Santa Baby” is slightly less creepy. We actually believe him when he says: “I’ve been a sweetie all year.”
7. He sings a duet with Canadian country-pop Queen Shania Twain (“White Christmas”) and it’s like a match made in heaven.
8. “Blue Christmas” is definitely not so blue when Bublé is singing about it. For whatever reason, his voice has the power to drastically improve your mood. And before December really hits (and we realize how little time we have to Christmas shop/procrastinate working) we need a pre-December pick-me-up.
9. Christmas and Jazz is truly a magical combination. This Christmas album transports you to the Golden Age of Jazz, with a little something for everyone. Check out “Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman” featuring the Puppini Sisters, for some high-energy swinging jazz tunes.
10. You may think you’ll get sick of listening to this album, especially with over a month to go before Christmas day. But, for reasons unknown, this Christmas album has the magical power to stay on repeat, over and over and over again. When was the last time you heard anyone say they were sick of Michael Bublé’s voice? Think about it.
11. This album will change your commute. Whether driving or taking transit, you’ll immediately feel less road rage (or people rage) with Bublé’s voice ringing in your ears.
12. His music career literally began with Christmas. True story. At 13 Bublé’s family noticed his singing pipes when he belted “White Christmas” during a car ride. It was meant to be.
All we want for Christmas is more Michael Bublé in our lives.