If all you really want for Christmas is the ’90s to come back, you’re in luck: A whole bunch of our favorite bands and singers from the decade are offering new stuff to wrap and put under your tree this year.
Whether you were a boy band-loving teeny bopper, an angsty girl rocker, or a head-banging metal fanatic, Santa’s elves seemed to make sure everyone would be able to find a nostalgic gift this holiday season.
And while most of these musical acts have brought out Christmas merch (think ugly Christmas sweaters and colorful tree ornaments), some are putting out new holiday albums and even going on tour to ring in the new year.
It’s his merch in a box! NSYNC is just one of several ’90s bands to release new holiday merchandise
We’ve been waiting all year for this night… It included items like this sweater featuring the band as marionettes
It’s the best time of the year for the family! Unfortunatley, the items all sold out rather quickly
‘Cause everybody knows… it’s Christmastime! The band’s holiday single is still a favorite around this time of year
Bye, bye, bye! All of the merchandise sold out in under 24 hours
Feel the love in the room from the floor to the ceiling! Fans were thrilled when the announcement was made
Just-in time for the holidays! There are also two pins in Christmas colors
I want you back (in stock)! A message on the website indicates that they underestimated demand and may restock
They’re back! NSYNC stopped making music in 2002 when Justin went solo
Earlier this month, NSYNC unveiled a brand new line of merchandise — 15 years after they split up in 2002.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, and Chris Kirkpatrick put their official stamp of approval on the limited-edition items, which went on sale November 16.
While fans may have expected references to their popular song Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, most of the merch actually referenced their 2000 single It’s Gonna Be Me.
There was a sweater depicting the men as marionettes, a green ornament, and shirts, mugs, and slippers with the words ‘It’s gonna be sleigh’ written across them.
But the band seemed to underestimate the demand, and the products all sold out quite quickly.
Luckily, there’s still hope: Items may soon start popping up on eBay, and record fans can now by NSYNC’s Christmas album on vinyl for the first time ever, for $29.98 from Urban Outfitters.
I do… cherish Santa! 98 Degrees has put out a new holiday album called Let it Snow
Crooners: Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons are currently on tour promoting it
Boy band classic: Nick said that their 1999 Christmas album This Christmas was his favorite
Unlike the other ’90s boy band listed above, the men of 98 Degrees haven’t split up. In fact, they’re back to making music together.
In October, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons put out the new Christmas album Let It Snow, a follow-up to their 1999 Christmas CD This Christmas — which Nick said was his favorite.
‘We thought, “Why not do a second version of that?” and try to create the same type of timeless classic sound that we thought we accomplished in the first one,’ Nick told People. ‘It just made the most sense. We loved the first record and we’re loving the second record, too.’
The album includes songs like The First Noel, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and they’re also in the middle of a 29-city tour promoting it.
There’s still time to buy tickets for several cities across the country, but the guys are offering the chance to bid on tickets to their December 19 show in Mesa, Arizona for a good cause — and it comes with meet-and-greet passes.
Through December 6, fans can bid on the price on eBay, with 100 per cent of proceeds benefiting Feeding America.
MMMBoppin’ around the Christmas tree! Hanson has also released a new Christmas album this year called Finally It’s Christmas
Rudolph and me like to roll the windows down… The brothers loved their 1997 album Snowed In and said fans have been asking for another Christmas album for years
How far they’ve come! The guys are now all grown up and have kids, who make cameos on the new songs
They, too, are touring to promote the album, which includes original songs, a cover of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, and classics like Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Believe it or not, 98 Degrees isn’t the only ’90s boy band with a new holiday album this year: The Hanson brothers have returned with new tunes, too.
Finally It’s Christmas includes original songs, a cover of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, and classics like Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and Winter Wonderland.
‘It really has been something that many fans have come back to for two decades, and every year we get asked, “When are you making another Christmas album?” Taylor told Entertainment Weekly, adding that 1997’s Snowed In was their favorite album.
They’ve been on tour since September but still have a few dates left in Chicago and Los Angeles in December, where they’ll sing holiday songs and their biggest hits.
You Oughta Know… she likes Christmas! Alanis Morissette is getting in the holiday spirit too (pictured left in 2017 and right in 1996)
For her fans: She is offering this ornament set for $29.99 online
Isn’t it ironic… that Alanis is putting out holiday ornaments 21 years after Jagged Little Pill debuted? (No, that’s not what irony means — but then again, it was used incorrectly in the song, too.)
In addition to sweats, T-shirts, and a mug on her website, the 43-year-old singer behind hits like You Oughta Know and Hand in My Pocket is selling an ornament set for $29.99.
The black, white, and gold baubles feature antlers and her name written across the front.
Santa, can you hear her? As Britney Spears wraps up her Vegas show, you can be unwrapping her holiday merchandise
Amazing: She has a read Christmas sweater and pin that say ‘It’s X-mas, b**ch’
In a big red bow… There is also a glitter-covered sweater with the saying and her name
Though Ms. Spears’ career is still alive and well — the 35-year-old is about to wrap up a Las Vegas residency that sold over $100 million in tickets — her early days in the ’90s still have plenty of nostalgic pull.
For the holiday-themed items she’s selling this year, Britney referenced her 2007 single Gimme More. Though not exactly her most popular song, it did bring fans the beloved line, ‘It’s Britney, b**ch.’
Just in time for Christmas, that message has been embroidered into two sweaters (for $60 and $70 each) — with a twist.
The pullovers (and a matching $25 pin) both read, ‘It’s X-mas, b**ch,’ and are surrounded by snowflakes.
Flashback: The Foo Fighters are nominated for a Grammy this year, more than two decades after forming in the mid-’90s
Festive: They are also selling ornaments featuring their logo inside a snowflake
A limited-edition snow globe will set you back $24.99
Like Britney Spears, the Foo Fighters (yes, that’s a strange way to begin a sentence) are also very much still active. In fact, their album Run is nominated for two Grammys this year: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.
But since they formed in 1994 — and put out three popular albums during that decade — it can still feel like a throwback to buy merch stamped with the band’s name.
This year, fans can pick up a limited-edition snow globe stamped with the year 2017 for $24.99, as well as a set of four festive ornaments for $49.99 featuring the band’s logo inside a snowflake. (The ornaments can also be bought separately for $14.99 each.)
Their holiday store includes less Christmas-focused items like beer glasses and a lighter, too.
Rock out: Metallica is bringing back the ’80s with its holiday gifts
So metal: The band is selling this sweater with its 1986 album art for Master of Puppets — but with candy canes
Happy merry: The album and part of the band’s logo also appear on ornaments
Metallica’s music spanned the ’80s and ’90s — but their new Christmas merch is purely 2017.
There are two ornaments for $13.99 each on the band’s site this year, as well as an $89.99 Master of Puppets Christmas sweater featuring the cover art from their 1986 album — quite a jarring image to be embroidered into a cheesy red and green holiday sweater.
Humorously, the grave-marking crosses down the sleeves are made out of candy canes.
What’s more, the banned also teamed up with Spotify on a special-edition Starbucks gift card, which became available to buy this week.
The collaboration is celebrating a $1 million donation by the coffee chain and the music-streaming service, which will benefit All Within My Hands, Chance the Rapper’s Social Works and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
When Christmas comes around… Green Day also has holiday merchandise for sale online
Revolution Radio: This sweater, featuring their 2016 album, is selling for $59.99
A $29.99 winter beanie has the band’s name on it, and there is also a Green Day drunk bunny ornament for $19.99
Another band still cranking out music, Green Day debuted a music video for Back In the USA earlier this month.
But it’s the group’s holiday swag that’s really a sight to behold. Billie Joe Armstrong and the gang have put out a a red, green, white, and black Christmas sweater baring the name of their 2016 album, Revolution Radio, which is selling online for the price of $59.99.
A $29.99 winter beanie has the band’s name on it, and there is also a Green Day drunk bunny ornament for $19.99.
Paying homage: Even Nirvana, which has been defunct since Kurt Cobain’s 1994 suicide, has treats
Grunge Christmas: There is a set of holiday ornaments for $49.99, and they can be bought individually as well
What will Santa say? hey all feature the band’s smiley face logo
Over 23 years after lead singer Kurt Cobain died, Nirvana still has a place in fans’ hearts — and it can also hold a place on their Christmas trees.
Adding to an online store that include sweaters and T-shirts are ornaments baring the band’s smiley face logo.
A set of four in blue, black, red, and green costs $49.99, while a single ornament in any of those colors is $14.99.