30 Gifts For The Backstreet Boys Fan In Your Life

If you have a Backstreet Boys fan in your life, ‘CHANCES’ (heh, heh) are that you will be receiving a pre-ordered copy of the upcoming DNA album for Christmas (or Hanukkah), whether you like it or not (but you better like it) (and actually you won’t be getting it until January 25th).

Chances are they will already have it for themselves so obviously, you need help in picking out the perfect gift to repay them for the wonderful gift that they have given you. We are here to help!

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6 Reasons The Backstreet Boys Might Not Have A Christmas Album

Here it is. Another holiday season has passed and we still did not have a Backstreet Boys holiday album.

WHY, BACKSTREET BOYS, WHY?! Why are you forcing us to listen to other boyband holiday tunes?! Maybe we don’t want to have a funky, funky Christmas! Maybe we’re tired of a merry Christmas, happy holidays tune!

We took time to think of a few reasons that Kevin, Brian, AJ, Howie and Nick might be holding out on making all of our holiday wishes come true.

1. Because of Backstreet Time, A Holiday Album Would Not Be Out Until Easter.

Our Boys have never been good at sticking to a timeline that we know about. For an album to be out next year by Christmas, they would have had to have started 3 years ago at Halloween. With a new regular-time album in the works, beggars can’t be choosy about what we get.

2. We Can Only Handle One Song At A Time.

…Every 15 years. At least they’re solid. And department store appropriate.

3. They’re Too Busy, Duh.

Other bands released their holiday albums in the height of their label-produced careers while they were cranking out albums like chocolates in a chocolate factory. Most bands with such albums have now waned in their fame or disbanded (permanently or reunited at a later date). Our Boys have work work worked for almost 24 years. So while we haven’t gotten an album filled with Christmas songs, we get the gift of their success every year!

So, maybe when their bones are too creaky to tour, we’ll finally get that album.

4. Because Even If We Had A Holiday Album, Some Of Us Will Still Ask For “Spotlight”.

As the great Elsa once said, LET IT GO. It’s not even a song.

5. They Haven’t Figured Out How To Work “I Want It That Way” and “Everybody” Into Holiday Songs.

No matter what Backstreet Boys show / event you go to, they will most likely sing these songs, whether we like it or not. Until there’s words to “I Want It On The Sleigh”, how will they be able to perform a holiday show?!

6. Kevin Said No.

We don’t REALLY think Kevin said no. The man is full of spirit! However, we know that Nick, AJ, Howie and Brian usually listen to Dad….we mean, Kevin. Just a theory, but it is the least likely.

So, for now, we have “Christmas Time” and “It’s Christmas Time Again” (which you can get a free download of with any purchase in the BSB store right now) because the Backstreet Boys know what they’re doing. We guess. [Insert huge dramatic sigh and some grumbling about other things we can’t let go]

Happiest Holidays, friends!

We wish you all the Backstreet in Vegas tickets under your tree!

14 Things That Prove BSB World is Actually Disney World

Do you love Backstreet Boys and Disney just as much as I do? Sometimes I literally cannot decide which one I like more (or which one is Hot, Hot, Hot-er). Upon returning from my recent trip to Disney World, and hopeful for upcoming BSB events, I was inspired to write this post. There are obvious correlations between BSB and Disney, such as when the guys performed at multiple Disney events (including Disney World Christmas Parade 1997 and Disneyland Christmas Parade 2012) and, let’s not forget, how Nick Carter auditioned for the Mickey Mouse club in 1989 (when I was… hmmm zero years old). Luckily, he also auditioned for the Backstreet Boys, and took that life road instead. For those of you who have never been to Disney World/Land, do not worry– because Backstreet World is basically the same thing:

1. Backstreet World and Disney World are both the most magical places on earth.

In a [Disney] World Like This, Backstreet Boys got you. Oh, and did we mention that they are both from Orlando, FL? You know you want to go watch the Homecoming: Live in Orlando VHS right now. While in Backstreet World (AKA attending one of their concerts), you may turn into each of the Seven Dwarfs or the Inside Out characters during the various points of your experience. You are always in a crowd full of people and your body hurts from standing and waiting in lines for hours for a 5 second experience… but you mostly will experience/inhabit “Joy”, and it is always worth it. It really is an emotional “ride”, and both worlds are sure to give you memories that will last a lifetime.

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2. Backstreet Boys Go To Disney.

Two of my favorite things together?! Mind. Blown. AJ just loves going to Disneyland with his family, and tells people where he is all the time because he loves the attention, apparently? Tell us something we don’t know.

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3. Backstreet Boys are Disney characters.

Have you ever been walking around Disney parks and catch a glimpse of Aladdin, and have to stare at him because you could swear it is Kevin? Or have you gone to a Backstreet Boys event and see Kevin, but picture Aladdin? Either way, the feeling is mutual, and this is just too precious not to relive.

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Just look at that stud. You know you’re picturing him belting out “A Whole New World” [DONT YOU DARE CLOSE YOUR EYESSSSS]. For those of you who have not yet seen Kevin and Lalie singing this together on BSB Cruise 2016, here it is.

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4. Backstreet Boys orrrrr… Dapper Dans?

The Dapper Dans are an old time acapella group, and apparently the “original boyband”, at least as far as Disney is concerned. You can catch them covering “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” here. Who knew you can listen to Backstreet Boys music on Main Street USA?

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5. Magic Kingdom.

In your own Fantasyland, you can only make believe that you are a Disney princess and your favorite Backstreet Boy is your Prince Charming.

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I don’t know… $350? $600? Which VIP package do you want?

6. Epcot.

We’ve been all around, all around the world… Showcase. Epcot World Showcase is where you travel around the world to different countries, just like you do when you travel to see different shows of the tour. Or like when you play the Backstreet Boys “Around the World: game or watching the VHS/DVD. Totes the same thing.

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7. Hollywood Studios.

Your life is like a movie: the Backstreet Boys movie, that is.

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8. Animal Kingdom

You know what happens to you when the Backstreet Boys come out on stage. The noises that come out of you sound nothing like humans, and we love it.

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9. Bring your wallet.

In both Backstreet World and Disney World, you buy expensive tickets and wear expensive merch with the Backstreet Boys/characters’ faces on it, and as much as you try, you just can’t say no to buying all of it. The boys’ names might as well be Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie and Daisy (sorry Nick and Howie).

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10. Backstreet Time.

Need we say more?

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11. Helpless When We SMILE.

In both worlds, you’re always taking pictures with the boys/characters. Well, this looks oddly similar to VIP.

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12. There Is Something For Everyone.

In both Backstreet and Disney Worlds, there is good entertainment and plenty of shows with singing and catchy tunes, including the Country Bear Jamboree.

Nick… Is that you on the banjo?

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13. #Stuckinthe90s.

We always live by Peter Pan’s mantra, and we “never grow up”.  We might break down and… spend all of our money on BSB events so that we can fangirl?… just like a child. But it’s okay, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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14. When You Wish Upon a [Shining] Star

You know you used to, and maybe still do, wish for Backstreet Boys life events to happen (e.g one day maybe you’ll get to meet them or be front row). Anddd then your dreams come true and fireworks burst as you stare into your favorite Backstreet Boys’ eyes as he’s singing to you. Yeah, it’s like that.

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**And remember…**

Always let your conscience be your guide.

As in: Do you really need to go to another BSB show?

We know the answer is ALWAYS yes.

 

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11 Videos You Can Watch From The Backstreet Boys To Get In The Holiday Spirit

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Every year around this time, hoards of fans ask the Backstreet Boys the same question: “Why is there no BSB Christmas album?”. Sometimes, it gets shady with “Guess I’ll just listen to this Nsync Christmas album, since the Backstreet Boys won’t give me one *insert side eye emoji*”.

Have no fear, fans! We may not have an entire Christmas album, but we have plenty of material from the Boys (group and solo) to satisfy our needs. Check it out below (starting with the very old)!

And really, you shouldn’t miss Nick’s jingle balls…

Going away from the group ventures, not many people were aware of Kevin’s performances during Rob Gonzalez’s “Home For The Holidays”.

Then, of course, we have Brian and his crazy beautiful vocals during his Christmas concert run. Below are a few of the favorites. The Littrells have also an album that you can stream on Spotify or purchase here!

WARNING: Baby Baylee is THE cutest!(These videos are not my own. Thanks you everyone who shared via Youtube!)

35 Thoughts You’ll Have Watching The “It’s Christmas Time Again” Music Video

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While we were (still are) excited about a legitimate Backstreet Boys Christmas song, anyone that’s seen the video will know what I mean when I say….woah. Just when you think you know what’s happening, you’ll be back to “ummm, yeah, that doesn’t make sense.” Try and follow my thought process here:

1. Woah, did I click on the right video? This IS the Backstreet Boys, right?

2. The music starts on this video without even giving you a half second to take it in. Is this because they know we can’t cut off a Backstreet Boy?

3. Are we moving? I feel like I’m moving.

4. STOP AT 9 SECONDS! Why is Kevin so creepy? Assuming that’s Kevin….I wasn’t sure if he’s creeping in a window or someone has creepy Kevin hanging on their wall. Kreep.

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5. AJ? Is that cartoon you? You look more colorful in real life.

6. Why is cartoon-Howie so suspicious? WHO can raise their eyebrow that high?

7. Wait. What? How are all the cartoon BSBs inside a building? 2/5 of them were literally just outside with snowballs.

8. WHY IS NICK SO GIANT?! Giant head Nick.

9. Why do these little people go from being happy together to the little guy being shocked by kissing?

10. Uh, what are these panda horse things? Man versions of unicorns?

11. These reindeer look sassy.

12. Why is Santa wearing goggles? Steampunk Santa.

13. All these years and we didn’t know Brian was sneaking down our chimney with Santa every Christmas. You better believe I’m staying up this year.

14. Oh ok, now cartoon-AJ has a suspicious eyebrow too. And Nick has the lips of RuPaul.

15. Of course Nick is in a spaceship. That’s the ONLY thing that has made sense in 50 seconds.

16. CARTOON FANGIRLS!

17. And now AJ is a skiing ballerina.

18. Howie and Kevin skiing. Phew, finally something normal.

19. UPDATE: Brian is now suspicious as well. And has a spacesuit on. But was COMPLETELY okay flying with Santa without a helmet.

20. I’ve given up making sense of this and we’re not even halfway through.

21. Anyone notice how long and dangly Kevin’s stocking is? You know what they say about the size of your stocking……….

22. So wait again. These little cartoon people live with the Backstreet Boys? Whose baby is that?! The mistletoe guy or one of the Boys? Is she really just a crazy fangirl who uses baby daddy to support her BSB habit? Did I go to far?

23. That baby looks like Kevin. You know, Kevin with the biggest stocking…

24. Who/what is that angry thing at the top of the tree? Looks like the happy “dad”.

25. Seriously. I’m about to cry. I’m so confused.

26. Uhh, Kevin’s a pirate boat captain? With presents? Is he, like, Santa’s competition? Because I’ll gladly take Kevin’s booty over Santa’s lame presents!

27. So now they’re carolers? I think cartoon-Nick got a scary story on accident.

28. Suspicious Kevin.

29. ALL THE SUSPICIOUS BOYS!

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30. Pretty sure Nick’s raised hand is drawn on backwards.

31. Normal AJ. Normal(ish) Brian. Normal (but weird eye) Howie. Normal Kevin. Space Cadet Nick…..that’s totally normal.

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32. So wait. Trains. Old people. Gates of Heaven? That escalated quickly.

33. SANTA LIVES IN HEAVEN?! We get to live in gingerbread houses when we die?!

34. Wait for the 435th time – was this whole thing in Heaven?

35. Ok. Well. Next time maybe get some “special brownies” before watching this.

De-stress yourself by watching the less suspicious, real life Backstreet Boys sing the same song below!

 

8 Things On A Backstreet Boys Fan’s Christmas List

Still haven’t bought anything for the Backstreet Boys fan in your life? Besides the Boys themselves wrapped in a bow and set neatly (and probably against their will) under the tree, here are a few other things that might suffice. Happy shopping!

1. A pre-released copy of the new Backstreet Boys documentary, Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of.

Not to be confused with the song by the same title (We already have that, duh), this movie is currently the buzz in the Backstreet world. While it is not to be released until January 30th, 2015, if you’re a fantastic hacker, this is what the fan in your life REALLY wants. However, unless you want to be forced to watch it every day for the next year, it may not be the gift for you.

However, you can help your fan get a prescreening in your town by going to bsbmovie.tugg.com but he/she has probably signed your email address up already.

2. An album full of high quality unreleased Backstreet songs that we all know about, but need more of.

We’ve been begging the Boys themselves for this for years. The songs are on youtube, various message boards, have been made into a list according to quality and handed to Howie himself and yet we still do not have this item in our hands. If you are a wizard and can create this album or have some kind of voodoo that will make them think this is a good idea, the Backstreet fan in your life will instantly become YOUR biggest fan.

BONUS: A Christmas album from the BSB. This does not exist, but maybe if you’re creative in dubbing….

3. Follows from every BSB on Twitter.

This will require a lot of persistence, creativity, and patience on your part. Like Pokemon, it’s really hard to catch them all.

4. 90s Backstreet Boys Memorabilia

There is not one fangirl that won’t squeal over vintage Backstreet Boys Christmas ornaments, books, shirts, or …GEL PENS. Those gel pens were the best/worst things ever! You can almost bet that your thank you note will be written on black paper with a shimmery pink Brian pen!

5. Cardboard Cutouts and/or Fatheads of each Boy.

While they may be creepy, they’re the next best thing to having the actual Boy themselves for some fans. They can be seasonally decorated, comforting when you are sad, and creepy when you need to pull a prank. However, if you live with the fan and you yourself are not crazy about having Nick Carter watching over you while you sleep, choose something else. But, really, who doesn’t want Nick Carter as your very own Edward Cullen?

6. Backstreet Boys Body Glitter

Speaking of Edward Cullen, this is another thing that doesn’t exist that most every fangirl would squeal over. Worn by AJ McLean at all of his most important dinner parties, this body glitter would liven up any day of the week. (I’m sure there are directions on Pinterest, GET TO IT.)

7. VIP at the next Backstreet concert near you.

WARNING: This gift is the greatest of all, but may ruin the fan in your life forever. If your fan has never gone to BSB Heaven given into the experience that is VIP with BSB, trust us, this is something he/she is not going to come back from. Buying this gift will result in extreme excitement leading up to the event. What no one tells you about is the extreme withdrawal after the VIP event of the century. Withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to the following: Excessive talking about the event and every little thing that was said/done right down to the shoes Brian was wearing and how Nick hugged you, constant checking of tour dates to make sure there’s no way you can do it just one more time, and severe depression when you realize you can’t.

Actually, you’re probably better off avoiding the whole situation and buying them a bottle of Jack. Better yet, buy both. He/She will need it to get through the PCD (Post Concert Depression)

8. If all else fails, something that looks exactly like what Their Favorite has worn, used, and/or tweeted about.

These items include:

If Brian is his/her favorite: A pair of insane tennis shoes (preferably Nike), anything from Wylee (Brian’s wife’s company), or a trampoline to jump off of (they’ll understand)

If Nick is his/her favorite: A pug, a boat (Nick fans can be expensive), camouflage shorts/pants, a gym membership, oats (sales have skyrocketed since the above photo, DROOL.)

If Kevin is his/her favorite: A jean jacket, a piano, another jean jacket, a pinky ring.

If Howie is his/her favorite: Salsa, hair gel, alcohol.

If AJ is his/her favorite: A tattoo chair, eyeliner, FRIENDS DVDS, skinny jeans.

Good Luck and Happy Holidays, everyone!