Old vs. new holiday music

25 days out of every year are designated for holiday music. Whether it be on the radio, at stores, or from the top of your friend’s lungs, there is no avoiding the melodies and lyrics that celebrate the holiday season.
  Like any style of music, there are always different opinions when it comes to holiday


 music. The biggest debate is over new versus old holiday music. Some prefer the classic holiday artists like Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby, while others would rather listen to the stylings of Josh Groban and Pentatonix. Although many songs that are performed by 

newer artists are covers of songs originally done by older artists, they still manage to put their own unique spin on the song to make it their own.

  Sophomore Haley Caudill enjoys listening to newer holiday music, with her favorite artist being Pentatonix.

  “[New holiday music] is more up beat and easier to dance and have fun with,” shared Caudill.

  Sophomore Miali Bard likes both types of music but leans towards the older songs, because she felt that the older holiday music was more meaningful.

  “[Older holiday music] is actually about the holidays and happiness,” Bard said. She went on to add that the newer music was more about presents or significant others.

 On whichever side of the spectrum you fall, there are plenty of great songs to listen to. 

My personal Top 10 Holiday Songs are:

  1. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”  – Glee Cast
  2. “Do You Hear What I Hear?”  – Bing Crosby
  3. “Carol of the Bells”  – Pentatonix
  4. “Believe”  – Josh Groban
  5. “Christmas Dinner, Country Style”  – Bing Crosby
  6. “Little Drummer Boy”  – Pentatonix
  7. “I Saw Three Ships”  – Nat King Cole
  8. “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”  – Glee Cast
  9. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”  – Nat King Cole
  10. “Pray”  – Justin Bieber

  Overall I like older holiday songs, by both new and old artists.

  The month of December is the best time to put down that aux cord, turn on the radio, and listen to the music fill your car with holiday spirit.

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