The holiday season brings cheer, music to students

Christmas is just around the corner and students at California Baptist University are excited to get into the Christmas spirit. Here are some of CBU student’s favorite songs of the season.

Many students, such as sophomore psychology major Gerardo Bran chose “Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé because of the chemistry between the two singers.

Other students look back on their childhood when choosing their favorites.

Megan Aleksak, sophomore early childhood studies major, said “Believe” by Josh Groban from “The Polar Express” (2004) was her favorite.

“Christmas is full of magic and happiness and it reminds me of watching the movie with my family during  the Christmas season,” Aleksak said.

Alyssa Gowling, junior communication sciences and disorders major  said her favorite was “White Christmas.”

“The Michael Bublé version is my favorite because I’m always wishful for a white Christmas here in Southern California,” she said.

Aviel Mavila, sophomore biomedical science major, said “The Dreidel Song” is his favorite for the holidays.

“I love playing dreidel with my family when we celebrate Hanukkah,” Mavila said. “You sing while you spin the dreidel with your friends.”

“Carol of The Bells” is the holiday favorite of John Haggerty, sophomore electrical and computer engineering major.

“I really enjoyed playing it while I was in a recorder ensemble,” Haggerty said.

Many students, such as Morganne Warner, sophomore worship arts and ministry major, cherishes family at Christmas time and chose “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Amy Grant as a sentimental favorite.

“While it touches all the bases of Christmas, like mistletoe and the lights, it also has that twinge of not being able to be home for Christmas and wanting to,” Warner said.

Other honorable mentions include “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey and the “A Pentatonix Christmas” album. Wherever students decide to celebrate this season, they are sure to listen to music as a means to share their holiday cheer.

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