Notes from an Intern: Holiday Songs


Thanksgiving is over and that means Christmas is just around the corner. An essential part of celebrating the season is having Christmas songs on repeat to ensure you are constantly staying in the spirit. With that, I have my personal Top 8 Christmas Songs that stay on repeat throughout the season (and probably before the season).

At #8 is the classic “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” from Johnny Mathis. It’s a hit that's sure to put you in the spirit. However, it sits at #8 because as Christmas draws closer the song becomes a little more irrelevant. I mean, t’s been 'looking like Christmas' for a while at that point.

At #7 I have "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. It's a great song by the rock and roll legend that never gets old.

Ringing in #6 would be "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Frank Sinatra. This song is a Christmas classic that everyone and their grandparents can appreciate and enjoy each year.

A newer Christmas hit that’s at #5 would be "Hallelujah" by Pentatonix. The song was previously known from the Pixar hit Shrek but made its debut last season on the A Pentatonix Christmas album. Their cover of the song swept everyone off their feet and was definitely one I played on repeat all of this past year.

At #4 I have "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms. Partially known for its appearance in Mean Girls, this song is a hit that can get everyone singing.

Entering the top 3 I have "Rocking Round the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee at #3. The high energy song makes you want to dance and quite literally rock around the tree! 

Sitting pretty at #2 I have "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by the Jackson 5. For as long as I can remember it has been one of my favorites with little Michael Jackson belting his heart out.

I hate to be cliche but the #1 Christmas song on my list is [the obvious] "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey. This song is everyone's favorite and truly puts you in the spirit of Christmas. Mariah Carey comes around every season with the song that will never get old.

Christmas music is timeless and I am always anxiously awaiting its return each year. What're your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

-- Kathryn