Holiday Hits

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A playlist was formed out of songs voted as best for the holidays from a school wide survey.

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Reporter

December, the beginning of end of the year festivities and anxiety to finish school and work. However, as winter break approaches so does everything else festive. This includes, decorations, scents, and also music. Music is arguably one of the most important things during Christmas time as it sets the mood for what is to come. With so many great Christmas songs to choose from it can be hard to decide on the best one to play throughout the month. 

In a survey of 88 students, it was decided that “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey is the best song with 30 votes. In second and third place were “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” by Harry Connick Jr. and “Winter Wonderland” by Ella Fitzgerald, both with 29 votes. For junior Madelynn Hamm, it was hard to pick just one song as she has multiple songs she enjoys listening to during the holiday season. All three are songs that she can not only play but also sing along to.

“My favorite Christmas songs are All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey, Let It Snow by Frank Sinatra, and Up on the Housetop by George Strait,” Hamm said. “I like them because they’re fun to blast in the car and sing along to.”

Many things go into picking your favorite Christmas song. However, perhaps the most influential factor of deciding on your favorite is what it reminds you of, good old nostalgia. For junior Jacey Yager, nostalgia played a part in deciding on her favorite Christmas song this year.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is my favorite Christmas song. It brings Christmas cheer, it reminds me of when I was a kid decorating the Christmas tree and this song was always on,” Yager said. “It’s also in a lot of classic Christmas movies.”

With the theme of Christmas music being so popular it can often be hard for artists to create music just as popular as the past classic songs. Yager believes this is due to the standard being set so high in the past.

“I think it’s difficult to live up to the high expectations that past singers have set for classic Christmas music,” Yager said. “I also think that it’s hard to enjoy new Christmas music when the standard has been set so high in the past.”

Whether people have a favorite Christmas song or not, everyone seems to have a song that annoys them. For many people, hearing the same repetitive sounds on the radio, TV, and in public can drive them insane. Despite hearing a song on repeat, it still does not take away from the excitement for many this upcoming Christmas season.

“The songs I do happen to get tired of quicker are all of Michael Bublé’s songs,” Hamm said. “My mom has a cd of his Christmas album and plays it literally all of December.”

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