The Newspaper of Irvington High School

The Irvington Voice

The Newspaper of Irvington High School

The Irvington Voice

The Newspaper of Irvington High School

The Irvington Voice

    It’s Christmas! (Time to Update Your Holiday Playlist)

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    Megan Ye
    In the spirit of Christmas, no song deserves to be ranked in the D-tier.

    The holiday season is synonymous with Christmas carols and songs that span many generations and genres, giving us a diverse playlist that embodies the spirit of Christmas. While the many Christmas songs vary widely in style and era, many share common themes of joy, love, and the unmistakable warmth associated with the holidays. Whether it’s Mariah Carey’s upbeat “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which defrosts every year when the air turns crisp, or the playful tune of Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” these classics capture the energy of the season, infecting the listeners with joy and festivity. You are undoubtedly creating or editing your holiday playlist already, and here are the top 10 songs you need to have on it, if you don’t already. 

    First, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” carries a more bittersweet mood than other popular songs, exploring heartbreak during the holidays, and the contrast continues with Brett Eldredge and Mariah Carey’s flirtatious rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” infusing the playlist with a touch of romance amid winter’s chill.   

    Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe” modernizes the theme of holiday romance, offering a contemporary perspective on love under the mistletoe. Meanwhile, John Legend’s soulful rendition of “The Christmas Song” provides a cozy, nostalgic atmosphere, transporting listeners to the warmth of home by the fire, and is a must listen when you’re sitting by the Christmas tree and drinking hot cocoa. 

    Taylor Swift’s “Christmas Tree Farm” injects childhood nostalgia into the mix, celebrating the magic of Christmas through the lens of family and tradition. On the other hand, John Legend and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” introduces a reflective note, encouraging hope for a brighter future amid the challenges of the world.

    Frank Sinatra’s “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” maintains the timeless appeal of old-school romance, painting a cozy picture of love during a winter storm. In contrast, Michael Bublé’s rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” adds a modern touch to the classic longing for home, emphasizing the importance of family and connection during the holidays.

    In this harmonious blend of classic and contemporary Christmas melodies, each song contributes a unique perspective to the holiday soundtrack. Whether it’s the timeless joy of celebration, the bittersweet notes of heartbreak, or the modern twists on holiday romance, these songs collectively create a rich and diverse musical tapestry that captures the multifaceted spirit of Christmas. So, as the season unfolds, let these songs serve as a reminder that the magic of Christmas transcends time and musical genres, uniting us in the joy and warmth of the holiday spirit.

    About the Contributor
    Megan Ye
    Megan Ye, Features/Graphics Editor
    Megan (11) is one of the Features/Graphics editors this year and is ecstatic to spend another year working on The Voice! She spends most of her time doing her truckloads of homework, but she also enjoys cooking and will never stop talking about how much she loves Taylor Swift, so don’t even get her started. Please venmo her to fund her merch and coffee addiction: @megaanye
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