Not much to go on lyrically here – the song is largely an electronic instrumental, with some ‘creepy-ish’ ho-ho-hos sparsely interspersed throughout the song. I think I remember there being some occasional low-volume carol singing mixed into the track – not 100% on that. The electronic music doesn’t sound like anything familiar though it sounds Christmasy, somehow – fairly sure it’s not an electronic version of a classic. It’s nothing that I’ve ever heard on popular “Christmas songs” radio, and I listen to a lot of that every Christmas season.
We heard it in a store while out shopping, so the fidelity wasn’t great. My wife thought it was a Coldplay song, so I checked it out when we got home. I found their 2010 Christmas release “Christmas Lights”, but that wasn’t what we heard in the store. I also didn’t turn up any other Coldplay Christmas songs. Her response to my findings was that “it was a Coldplay beat”, for what that’s worth. But the ho-ho-hos were really memorable – we’ve already developed an in-joke about them.
I Googled “electronica christmas song, ho ho ho” and checked out the first two videos listed. I don’t believe it was either K-391’s “Ho Ho Ho” or the “Merry Christmas! Techno ho-ho-ho” link. I could churn through more links and videos, but I thought querying the Dope might be more fruitful – someone might just know it without having to dig around.