Holiday Songs to Get Into The Spirit of the Season
By Josh Fernandes and Amanda Malnik
It seems that holiday songs begin making the rounds on radio and in television commercials earlier and earlier each year. Since we are currently in the holiday season, now is as good a time as any to review Spotify’s Top 10 Holiday Songs! Josh took on songs one through five, while Amanda tackled the rest of this eclectic list!
1. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
All I Want for Christmas Is You is a song co-written and originally sung by Mariah Carey. I would say that this song is good, but then Ms. Alvarez might change my grade to an “F”. (Side note, Ms. Alvarez wouldn’t actually do that, but she has made it clear that Carey is not on the top of her favorite singers list!) Not only has this song been covered by multiple singers, but it has been in movies such as “Love, Actually”.
2. Last Christmas – Remastered – Wham!
Last Christmas is probably one of the most classic and iconic Christmas songs ever. This song deserves its high spot on the list, and Wham! does a great job singing this holiday cover song. Honestly, it should probably have been higher than All I Want for Christmas Is You.
3. Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
I’m giving this one a two out of 10. I would not recommend…but that might just be because it’s Ariana Grande…
4. Rockin ́ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
This song is a great song to put on while decorating a Christmas tree. 7.7 out of 10. Great for really any Christmas tree-related activity.
5. It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas, covered by Michael Bublé, is a song that can get anyone into the Christmas spirit. 8.7 out of 10. I feel like this song definitely deserves a higher spot on the list.
6. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Jingle Bell Rock is a classic holiday sing-along song! This a perfect song to listen or sing along to while you’re decorating a gingerbread house or sitting by the fireplace. My favorite version is the one sung by The Vamps.
7. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is an upbeat song that really puts you in the holiday spirit. Listen to this when you’re decorating your home for the holidays! Andy Williams’ version with his smooth voice makes the song so much more enjoyable.
8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Dean Martin
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Dean Martin is the ideal song to listen to while sipping hot cocoa by the fire. The song’s lyrics illustrate a cozy winter night with snow falling down outside, something only us Floridians can imagine.
9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Michael Bublé
My favorite version of this song is the one by Michael Bublé. His rendition is much better than the Mariah Carey version. Actually, all of Bublé’s Christmas album is better than Carey’s.
10. Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson
Underneath the Tree by Kelly Clarkson is one of my favorite holiday songs. This cute love song makes you want to immediately start dancing around your living room. If you like this song, and more importantly, how Clarkson sings it, definitely check out her Christmas album, Wrapped in Red.