“Do You Hear What I Hear?”

January 10, 2016

  We can probably all agree that Christmas music is one of the highlights of the winter season, but choosing carefully is of the utmost importance. If “Jingle Bells” plays one more time, someone might get hurt. Luckily, we have a list of Christmas music that won’t make you sick of the holidays

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé

  This particular song is a duet, and it’s impossible to not to want to dance and sing along with the words. With the combination of dialogue-based lyrics and two award-winning singers, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is a fantastic modern holiday classic. If you’re spending quality time with your significant other, this is the song you want playing in the background. It’s is one of the few songs that puts a romantic twist on Christmas. Although, if you’re spending the holidays as single as a lonely pinecone you can always sing both parts on your own which is just as effective when it comes to getting into the Christmas spirit.

 “It’s a Marshmallow World” Dean Martin

  We all need a little bit of a happy reminder as we near the beginning of December. This song is the perfect way to take your mind off of the stresses of school and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere that winter brings. If you find yourself in a snow-filled environment, or wishing you were in one, play this song to capture that blissful feeling of looking out of your window and watching glistening snowflakes fall to the ground.

“White Christmas” Bing Crosby

  “White Christmas” is a change from the more upbeat songs featured in this playlist. It’s a soft, slow tune from a while back, but there’s an obvious reason as to why this one has been particularly treasured throughout each generation. Besides being sung by the talented Bing Crosby, this song has some sweet and uplifting lyrics to accompany its beautiful tune. The melody best fits in a relaxing environment such as being snuggled by the fireplace at home, or drinking hot cocoa with friends and family. This year we’ll all definitely be dreaming of a white Christmas in sunny California.

“The Christmas Song” Nat King Cole

  The title says it all: “The Christmas Song” is the Christmas song. From chestnuts to Santa to caroling, this song covers the entire holiday season while being a renowned classic. This song can basically serve any purpose, whether you’re alone on the holidays or with company. Listening to it is almost like getting a warm hug from someone wearing a Christmas sweater by the fireplace.

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Brenda Lee

  Who doesn’t love a holiday dance party? This song should be the number one priority on your playlist for when friends or family come to visit. It’s a great way to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Even though it’s a well-known song, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” never fails to generate excitement for the upcoming festivities. Play it when you’re decorating your tree with your family, or even if you’re just hanging out with some friends and having a good time.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” Mariah Carey

  Nearly everyone knows this one. This is the go-to Christmas song anywhere and everywhere. It gets stuck in your head even during summer. Just keep it on in the background all the time. You’ll have so much Christmas spirit you won’t know what to do with it.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Frank Sinatra

   This is probably the most melancholy song on this playlist, even though it seems like a happy, slow-paced song when you first listen to it. If you’re looking for a touching song that covers more of the serous side of the holidays this is an essential. Although it may appear to be less than uplifting, it’s a sobering reminder of being thankful for your loved ones during this time of year.

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” Bing Crosby

  A Bing Crosby song plays and you know that Christmas is here. “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” is a holiday classic, even if you don’t celebrate the holiday. You hear it everywhere from the second Thanksgiving is over to Christmas day itself. It’s light-hearted tune and cheery melody can’t help but put you in the mood for the winter season.

“Mele Kalikimaka” Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters

  “Mele Kalikimaka” may be hard to pronounce, but it’s not hard to listen to. With a relaxing tune and catchy beat, you’ll find yourself playing this Hawaiian classic on repeat. The tropical feel that this song provides is perfect when the weather outside is freezing. It may be snowing outside, but you’ll feel like you’re on the beach by hearing it in the background. If the cold weather is getting you down this winter, just close your eyes and hit play. You’ll find yourself transported to a bright, Hawaiian Christmas day.

“It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year” Andy Williams

  You’ve definitely heard this song, whether it be in the mall or on any holiday commercial. Even though it serves as a reminder to catch up on your Christmas shopping, the song does provide that amazing feeling of excitement for all things wonderful about winter. There’s something about the familiar tune that evokes a feeling of home which is exactly where you should listen to it. If you’re ever feeling down this December, or find yourself cringing at all of the perky people spreading Christmas cheer, just play this song and you’ll soon find yourself singing right along with them.

“Twelve Days of Christmas” Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters

   We have all had this song stuck on repeat in our heads more than a few times. There’s a strange sense of accomplishment after having sung the entirety of the song without forgetting one line. Anymore than one time through it, and it just gets annoying. That’s not to say that it’s not a good song. The best thing would be to have the entire family sing it at once to get it out of everyone’s system. It’s a Christmas classic that will never grow old.           

We’ve given you the key to the greatest Christmas playlist to have ever existed. You are now completely prepared for any holiday situation that may occur. Everyone will be turning to you to set the mood with your awesome taste in music. You’re welcome. Have a holly jolly day.

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