Holiday Music: Bringing Joy to Everyone

Jadeyn Higgins, Editor

Every year, as we transition from the end of November to the beginning of December, Christmas music begins to be played almost everywhere. Many people have different opinions on this music, but all can agree that when Christmas rolls around it is the best. 

On many radio stations, you can find that Christmas music beings to be played slightly earlier than December. Sometimes you can even find it being played close to the end of November and even in the middle of November. 

There are usually two different types of Christmas music fans. Some of them prefer the old music, but some would rather listen to newer Christmas music. 

Freshman Lauren Yarnish thinks that older holiday albums are better than all of the newer holiday albums. 

“Modern music isn’t as good as the old or original Christmas songs,” said Yarnish.

Because the newer songs are more in the genre pop, the original songs are enjoyed by a majority of Christmas music listeners. 

Some originals include “White Christmas”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Joy to the World”, “Silver Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Christmas songs such as these are played more often than any other Christmas music. 

On the other hand, there are Christmas music fans that love listening to the newer pop Christmas songs. 

Freshman Alex Howard prefers newer holiday music. 

“[I] enjoy the newer hits like ‘Mistletoe’; by Justin Beiber, ‘Santa Tell Me’; by Ariana Grande and ‘Like It’s Christmas’; by the Jonas Brothers,” said Howard. “I really think these songs bring a newer spin to the originals.”


Some of the younger generations would rather listen to music closer to what they hear every day, so they listen to the newer holiday songs because it is styled to their preference. 

However, the older Christmas sound is not completely lost because it is still enjoyable for many people. No matter what genre of Christmas music people listen to, it always brings the joyful and merry spirit of the holidays.