When it comes to Christmas, one of the things that always gets me in the mood to ring in the holidays is its music. I have an entire Spotify playlist dedicated to all of the Christmas music that I love to hear this time of the year. But when it comes to my all-time favorite Christmas song, its a toss up between “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby or “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey.

“White Christmas” is one of my all-time favorites because of its nostalgic and classic feel. Bing Crosby’s smooth vocals, paired with the songs catchy tune, are a match made in heaven. Besides, the song could not be truer. Who doesn’t want a white Christmas? Precisely. In my opinion, a white Christmas always makes the holidays feel more complete. However, then there’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and that song never fails to get me hyped. No doubt, if that song comes on, I’m singing along- no matter how terrible my voice sounds trying to hit Mariah Carey’s high notes. This pop hit is great to dance to, is perfect for holiday parties, is timeless, and always seems to get the people going.

– Taylor Cygan

When it comes to holiday songs, I have always been a fan of the classics. Don’t get me wrong, I can jam out to Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe” just as much as the next girl, but I’ve always come back to the classics time and time again because those are the songs I grew up listening to and they are the ones that make me feel like it’s really Christmas. This is the first holiday season that I have spent away from home and I’m going to be honest, it’s been difficult getting into the Christmas spirit without all of the decorations, the smell of my mother’s gingerbread cookies wafting through the house, and the constant Christmas music that’s always playing in my kitchen. However, this year I made a Christmas playlist to get me into the spirit while on campus.

Some of my favorites from this playlist include “Last Christmas – Remastered” by Wham as well as “Happy Xmas (War is Over) – Remastered” by John Lennon, The Harlem Community Choir, The Plastic Ono Band, and Yoko Ono. Of course, my playlist would not be complete without every Christmas song made by Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé. Basically, during this time of year, you can find me listening to the same music you hear on the radio or in department stores. I’ve always loved these holidays songs the most because you hear them played year after year and these are the songs that give me nostalgia and make me feel like it’s really the holiday season. I mean if we’re all being honest, who doesn’t love the classics?

– Isabella Sohn

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