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Jingle to the Beat

The best Christmas/holiday songs throughout the years and all different variations.

by Sam Keer, Managing Editor

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1.  All I Want for Christmas is You- Mariah Carey (1994)

Incredible love and Christmas song to belt at anytime or dance to. Even the version with Justin Bieber is good. Great harmony and lyrics to enjoy during the holiday season. Amazing song to get someone in the holiday spirit.

2.  Santa Tell Me- Ariana Grande (2013)

Very angelic love song to listen to while snuggled up near the fire while drinking hot coco. Ariana’s voice is wonderful in this song with great harmonies with the background singers.

3. Mistletoe- Justin Bieber (2011)

A cute love song to sing during the Christmas time. Even if you don’t like Justin Bieber it fits any crush or relationship situation.

4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town- The Jackson 5 (1970)

A classic holiday song with a twist. The Jackson 5 remediation beats out the original, by putting a twist on a classic song. Very raspy and has an old soul tune to it for those not into pop songs.

5. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms (1957)

A classic song that many know from being in Mean Girls. A nice song to dance too and play during holiday parties.

6. Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano (1970)

Even if you don’t know spanish this song still brings out the festive mood. Switching from spanish to english a great song to play during a Christmas Eve party. For those more interested in a modern pop version listen to Why Don’t We’s version. Their version is a twist on the classic song, including a rap and an upbeat tune.

7. Baby it’s Cold Outside-  Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé (2014)

Despite the song being based around date rate drugs, this version by Menzel and Bublé is beautiful. Their voices mix very well together and bring something new to the song.

8. Hallelujah- Pentatonix (2016)

Although some may not find this to be a holiday or Christmas song I believe that it fits the seasons very well. This is an Acapella version of the very famous Hallelujah, very angelic to listen to. Pentatonix did an amazing job on making this song their own. Goes from a very soft tone to a powerful tone.

9. Frosty the Snowman- The Ronettes (2015)

Perfect for a snowy day to get into the holiday mood. Describes the life of a snowman that came to life. This song will bring back out the childish side ot people.

10. You’re a Mean One Mr.Grinch- Thurl Ravenscroft and MGM Studio Orchestra (1966)

Well known from the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Best for people who are not in the holiday spirit or for those who want to feel like a child again. Other versions by Jim Carrey and Tyler the Creator for those who want a change from the original. The Jim Carrey version is very close to the original but has some twists. Tyler the Creators turns the song into more of hip hop with children singing in the background.

photo by Sam Keer
Stockings hang on top of the Keer familys fire place Dec.2. The fire place was turned on to help heat the house on the cold day.

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