Lots of stores sell holiday albums, but Target actually made their own! The store chain commissioned 14 original Christmas songs. But these aren’t some short 30 second jingles made just for TV spots. The Christmas Gig 2010 album features full-length songs complete with their own music videos. Granted they’re just static shots of a red record playing on a turntable, but it beats the yule log.
Undoubtedly, you’ve already seen the spots with kids breakdancing & unwrapping presents in reverse, which feature the catchy “Electronic Santa” by Blazer Force and “Toy Jackpot” a very cool old school rap by Blackalicious, respectively. But the non-English songs are only airing in their respective markets like the Pinker Tones rocking “Super Mama” a Spanish serenade to Moms who selflessly cook, decorate, and still somehow manage to spread Christmas cheer. And inexplicably other songs have no TV spots at all, like Little Isidore‘s soulful “Party Hard” which is a shame since it’s an instant classic.
Luckily, you can watch all the music videos below then download the songs for FREE from Target.com/HolidayAlbum.
“Electronic Santa” by Blazer Force
“Toy Jackpot” by Blackalicious
“Super Mama” by The Pinker Tones
“Party Hard” by Little Isidore
“Got Something For You” by Best Coast and Wavves
“10,000 Watts” by Crystal Antlers
“You’ll Never Find my Christmas” by Bishop Allen
“Snow is Falling” by Darker My Love
“Tiny Tree Christmas” by Guster
“It’s Christmas” by Coconut Records
“Un Regalo Para Mi” by Ceci Bastida
“Perfect Gift” by Natalie Hemby
“Get Down For The Holidays” by Jenny O.
“Mrs. Clause Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Me” by Little Jackie