Thanksgiving is finally over, and it’s time for the real holiday celebration. This has literally been on my mind all year, because it is honestly the only time where you get to celebrate all month long. As soon as December 1st hits, it is time to bring out the Christmas trees, hot cocoa, start thinking about gifts, and listening to bomb music! If we are being real, I’ll listen to holiday music all year around, because it is actually that good. I put together a list of five of my favorite holiday songs to play around this time of the year, so check them out to get into that holiday mood!
This Christmas – Chris Brown
I know we all remember falling head over heels for Chris Brown in the 2007 movie This Christmas. He made unforgettable bops AND he could act. This hit song from the movie was hard to forget, and always embodies the holiday mood.
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
A Christmas wouldn’t be complete without this classic. Back when Mariah Carey consistently sang impressive runs and high notes, she made music staples for everyone. Who knows, maybe you will even have someone to sing this to this year.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – John Legend ft. Esperanza Spalding
It was so exciting to hear that the legend himself, John Legend, released new music this year just in time for the holidays. If you love listening to his soothing voice, then you will definitely like his cover of the slow classic that has been around for over 74 years. There is no doubt this will bring some warmth to your heart.
Big Bag – Tyler, the Creator
Tyler is the only person that could think of making a song from the Grinch’s point of view. It is interesting to see his vision on how the Grinch would sound if he rapped about the holiday and stealing everybody’s presents. Hey, it might even make you question how you feel about the Grinch. (I’m not going to lie, I kinda sympathize with him now.
Shoulda Left You – Chance The Rapper & Jeremih ft. Lud Foe
New Year’s does technically count as an important holiday, and this track off of Chance The Rapper and Jeremih’s mixtape, “Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama” recognizes it. Although they repeat, “I shoulda left you back in 2015,” you can easily replace 2015 with 2018, and make it your anthem for the new year. Drop all those toxic people this year, and live your best life!
By Kyla Hubbard, Junior, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School