Bring the holiday cheer to your ears

| December 15, 2017

By Desiree Flores | Assignments Editor |

As the holidays come around, the Christmas spirit begins to come more and more alive, with nothing but holly and jolly things. There are a handful of songs with many different genres such as pop, modern, jazz,classic, children’s and more that tend to appear close to the end of November and all up through the middle of January. The very first Christmas song that was written and released was “Huron Carol” (or “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”) in 1642 by Jean De Brebeuf.

As years went on we started getting few more artists coming out when their own holiday songs:

  • “White Christmas” – Bing Crosby 1942
  • “Blue Christmas” – Elvis Presley 1957
  • “Wonderful Christmastime” – Paul McCartney 1980
  • “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – She & Him 2011

Those are just a few Christmas songs that we today use among the more traditional carols. Today, artist use more of a new and modern style:

  • “This Christmas” – Chris Brown 2007
  • “Do you Hear What I Hear?” – Carrie Underwood 2007
  • “Mistletoe” – Justin Bieber 2011
  • “December” – Ariana Grande 2016

    Christmas Song Cover

The reasoning behind why artists tend to make Christmas songs is to get people across the globe in what we call the “holiday spirit.” Having so many people surrounding you during this holiday time, standing around the fire drinking hot cocoa and telling stories to keep living on, is why artist make the songs, to keep it up and lifted!

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