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I am not the biggest fan of Christmas music, especially since I didn’t grow up in the traditional American household. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just not my preferred choice of music; however, I always find it hard to not sing (more like scream) along to with my friends to classics.
There is actually a very wide variety of songs in the Holiday genre ranging from pop hits to slow ballads mostly relating to the same overall theme of the season: Christmas.
I interviewed several students during a school day at Woodland on what their favorite Christmas/Holiday songs are and have created this playlist from what seem to be the most popular.
All I Want For Christmas Is You (SuperFestive!) Duet with Mariah Carey by Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey
This is just like the famous Christmas tune you hear every year but a little more festive.
Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
A cultural classic to add a Spanish twist to holiday music.
Baby It’s Cold Outside by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble
This classic duet features two famous singers and a new sound.
Santa Baby by Kylie Minogue
Although this song may sound a little seductive, students still seem to enjoy it a lot.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Michael Buble
A classic by Buble wishing us the best during our holiday season.
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Mariah Carey
Carey’s classic Christmas anthem that is bound to bring joy.
You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft
Some people just aren’t that into the holidays which is totally fine.
Run Run Rudolph by Kelly Clarkson
This upbeat tune with hints of rock is one of Clarkson’s classics.
Jingle Bells by Michael Buble
A Buble twist on a classic holiday song.
Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande
This famous holiday pop tune by Grande has been a favorite for years
Mistletoe by Justin Bieber
This pop song is still a hit even years after little JB grew up.
Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer by Elmo & Patsy
This is another one of those classic songs that I really don’t understand.
Underneath the Christmas Tree by Kelly Clarkson
A classic pop hit by Clarkson getting us excited to open presents.
Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys
A rock tune for all those people out there who are into that genre of music.
Turn Up Ye Merry Gentlemen by Gents & Jawns
This is an interesting modern twist on a classic song that’s worth the listen.
Dominick the Donkey by Lou Monte
Yet another song I don’t understand but students expressed extreme love (and hate) for.
While all these classics are great, I have included the names of some new holiday albums that were released this year that, according to iTunes and Billboard.com, will most likely be added to many people’s playlists this holiday season:
Pentatonix- Christmas Is Here!
John Legend- A Legendary Christmas
Jessie J- This Christmas Day
Lauren Daigle- Behold
Lindsey Stirling- Warmer in the Winter
Even though some people claim that Christmas music is acceptable year round or not, the holiday season is unarguably the most acceptable time to blast these cheerful tunes. Hopefully you consider these song suggestions from your fellow peers and me to brighten your mood throughout the holidays.