Music spreads Christmas spirit

Christmas is a favorite holiday for many, and the beginning of December is that time of year for students to bring out their favorite Christmas albums to get into the holiday spirit.

Bradley Fox, junior graphic design major, said he listens to Colbie Caillat throughout the holidays. Caillat’s folk-pop Christmas album, “Christmas in the Sand,” offers a different take on traditional Christmas music. The album features popular artists Brad Paisley, Gavin DeGraw, Justin Young and Jason Reeves.

“I’ve always been a fan of Colbie as an artist so I think that’s why I enjoy her album so much,” Fox said. “It gives off good vibes.”

Mariah Carey’s Christmas album “Merry Christmas” is a favorite for many. Austin de Falkenberg, sophomore kinesiology major, said the album gets him excited for the holidays. Carey’s album is contemporary R&B and combines elements of soul, rhythm and blues and pop.

“‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is probably my favorite song on her Christmas album,” de Falkenberg said. “The song is super upbeat, and I think it’s a good song to listen to to get into the Christmas spirit.”

Shelly Parks, sophomore communication disorders major, said she is a fan of Justin Bieber’s album “Under the Mistletoe” and especially likes the song “Drummer Boy.”

“He really knows how to get someone pumped for Christmas,” Parks said. “It’s just a really good song and gets me way too excited.”

Many popular artists in today’s industry have created Christmas albums, making it difficult for some individuals to choose just one as their favorite. Some favorites range from Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift and even Lady Gaga. Each of these artists vary in genre, making them stand out in their own ways.

Some students such as Alem Carcamo, sophomore pre-nursing major, do not have a favorite Christmas album.

“If I had to choose just one song, it would probably be ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ just because it has been around for so long and everyone knows it,” Carcamo said.

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