Holiday Bops

By: Abbie Sheets

It's finally December, and that means the radio is turning to all the classic songs for the holidays. The season can be overwhelming; with the stress of gathering presents, planning parties, and traveling. I can confidently say, that at least everyone turns into the Grinch at some point during the month. It’s a busy time where everyone is on the go. Students study profusely for their exams and parents rush to prepare themselves for the holiday, but one way to cope with the overactive emotions is to listen to music. It is scientifically proven that listening to music is a great stress-management tool and there are a plethora of classic songs that are offered this holiday season. So, as my gift to you, here are a few catchy, holiday songs to brighten your Christmas spirit!


Blue Christmas- Elvis Presley

Last Christmas- Wham!

Jingle Bell Rock- Daryl Hall & John Oates

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas- Michael Bublé

Winter Wonderland- Tony Bennett

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays- *NSYNC

Run Rudolph Run- Chuck Berry

Up On The Housetop- Pentatonix

Away In A Manger- Pentatonix

Christmas Canon- Trans-Siberian Orchestra

All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

Underneath The Tree- Kelly Clarkson

Frosty The Snowman- The Ronettes

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas- Gayla Peevey

Wonderful Christmastime- Paul McCartney

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year- Andy Williams  

(There’s No Place Like Home) For The Holidays- Perry Como

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town- Bruce Springsteen


The Christmas season isn’t meant to be stressful. It’s a chance for families to unite and spend time with each other before the year comes to a close. Christmas music is essential for most to celebrate the holiday, so enjoy yourself with these songs this month. Plug in your headphones, take a seat on the couch or dance around your house and belt your heart out. It will make this stressful time of the year so much better.


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