Christmas songs that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit


Kaelyn Savard

With winter break right around the corner, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to jam out to the best Christmas songs of the season.

Ryann Liddell, Writer

The two week stretch to winter break is here! With Christmas right around the corner, people are starting to get into the holiday spirit. However, overwhelming workloads and upcoming due dates may interfere with the joyful feeling of the holidays, getting in the way of really being able to enjoy the spirit. Oftentimes, as a result, people wait until winter break starts to really take in the holiday, rather than enjoying the Christmas season on top of their workload. Christmas music is the perfect way to simultaneously enjoy the season, while still getting a reasonable amount of work done. So, here are the perfect songs to get you into the holiday spirit.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

For decades now, people have been enjoying Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and for good reasons, as it’s absolutely iconic. With appearances in popular Christmas movies, like the fan favorite Home Alone, it has become well-known and beloved by many. This holiday classic will certainly get you into the Christmas spirit. It just screams good vibes as it’s fun and upbeat, with easy-to-remember lyrics.This song is the perfect Christmas song to blast in your car as you drive to or from school as it will fill you with joy, inside and out.

White Christmas 

Living in sunny California, I’m sure we can all relate to this intense desire to have it snow on Christmas, that the song so perfectly captures. “White Christmas” is one of the most recorded Christmas songs of all time. With multiple artists taking a stab at the timeless Christmas song, there can’t help but be a few brilliant recordings of it. Otis Redding’s rendition of this song is truly brilliant, as he gloriously belts out the lyrics with such intense emotions, all while trumpets play in the background. His voice is truly astounding, and brings a whole new element to the song. If you are looking for a song to submerge you into the nostalgic side of Christmas, this is the perfect one for you.

Step into Christmas

Elton John’s “Step Into Christmas” is one of my all time favorite songs for this time of year as it holds a lively essence. The opening guitar plays one of those tunes that will get stuck in your brain for hours and hours. It’s extremely catchy as it’s fast paced and upbeat; I always find myself moving my head to the beat whenever this song pops up on my stereo. The lyrics are very inviting, and they really draw you into the Christmas spirit. Not to mention, John has one of those amazing voices that really just brings the song to life. By unleashing a flood of warm, happy emotions, this is the perfect song to get you to “step into Christmas.”

Don’t waste the Christmas season just waiting to finally enjoy it. These songs will really help you get into the holiday spirit, where you can enjoy the entire season of cheer.

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