Is ‘NSYNC’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” the Most 1999 Thing Ever?


Somehow, I escaped the boy band mania that swept through the halls of every elementary school, middle school and high school in the last ’90s and early ’00s. I felt like none of the groups of my teenage years could ever live up to the original ultra-mega boy band, The New Kids On The Block, and just didn’t mess with the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, O-Town or 98 Degrees.

However, when this *NSYNC video appeared on Facebook the other day I watched it with a bit of fondness. It’s so innocent. Such poor quality. And those outfits.

It’s so 1999.

Maybe the most 1999 thing ever?

What’s more 1999 than giant cargo pants? What’s more 1999 than oversized jackets perfectly matching the cargo pants? What’s more 1999 than K-Swiss sneaks? Those turtlenecks. Those chain necklaces.

The hair.

Oh and the constant screaming. That’s what I remember most about boy bands. The non-stop screaming.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, indeed.

And why is Britney Spears there? So 1999.