Today’s Christmas Hits!

Brooke Nowak, Staff Writer

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Festive decorations, warm cookies, hot chocolate, and seasonal movies never fail to get people in the Christmas spirit. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! One of the most cherished ways to celebrate is by listening to Christmas music. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the spirited songs people have gotten to know and love.

While most Prep students said it was too difficult to choose, the overall best song was voted All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey. Mistletoe by Justin Bieber was a close second. It is no surprise All I want for Christmas is You had the most votes because in 2019 it had been played 309 million times. Christmas songs are replayed over and over every year and yet they never get old. No matter what you are doing or how you are feeling a good Christmas song will brighten your day.

Christmas Music has maintained its popularity for centuries. It originated as Christmas carols and the first songbook was published in 1582. After centuries of hearing the same songs on repeat, some may wonder how this genre is still so popular.  The love of Christmas music has continued to grow due to the “exposure affect.” Surprisingly, the more we hear a song the more likely we are to enjoy it. We are exposed to Christmas music in such a different way and tradition than any other genre, making it as popular as it is every year.

Listening to Christmas music is the perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit! The genre has stood the test of time and continues to get better and better. The world adores Christmas music and the cheery warm energy it brings. Christmas Music is used to celebrate the season with family and friends all over the world and brings so much happiness.  We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year listening to your favorite songs!