It’s Another Music Theme!

Section Editor: Alex Brodofsky

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m your host, Pavel Goreshnikov, and if you just happened to accidentally wander around and accidentally opened this article, I’m sorry. This is the Genre of the Month. And since this is the happiest time of the year, the best way to end the year is with the jolliest music of all time:

Holiday Music.

“Holiday music is great! it gets everyone’s spirits lifted and makes people happy”

Thank you, generic girl Abby Normal!

“Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet and people are decorating for christmas! It’s like nobody WANTS to see their families and eat until they are in a coma…” Thanks, dad…

“Yeah, holiday music is great…if you want something to loop over and over until you-”

Maybe putting Thomas’ quote on here wasn’t a good idea… But you get the picture.

Yikes! I know, yuck, right? Who wants to listen to happy music uplifting everyone’s spirits while slowly spreading cheer by invading the radio stations song after song until it just keeps playing until you’re sick of it?  I know I sure do!

Unless you were born literally yesterday, you’ve heard holiday music before, either in December or in July, because for some reason Christmas in July is a thing… Anyways, these are the songs that rely heavily on sleigh bells, references to Jesus or Santa Claus,

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This guy has the right idea, if he wears this to that one Christmas party that your parents warn you about

whichever you worship at this time. There are many other holidays celebrated at this time like Chanukah, Kwanza, or Bodhi Day, and should be respected just as well. Want to learn about other religions? Go watch some cartoons’ holiday specials or google it or something.

 

Some people have different opinions for this music.

There are many iconic Christmas songs like “Jingle Bells” or “Wonderful Christmastime,” but I guarantee you’ve heard all these before. But again, if you haven’t, you should. This month I will refrain from using artists since all these songs have been remade so many times that there’s no point on using them, because you’ll find all of them one way or another. These great songs include:

  • All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • `Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Away in a Manger
  • Boar’s Head Carol

    xmastree

    I can already smell the pine needles all over the carpet

  • Carol of the Bells
  • Christmas Eve / Saravejo 12/24
  • Deck the Halls
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Hark! Hear the Angels Sing
  • Here We Come A Caroling
  • Holly Jolly Christmas
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Joy to the World
  • Last Christmas
  • Let it Snow
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • O Christmas Tree
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Holy Night
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Run Rudolph Run
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  • Silent Night
  • Silver Bells
  • Sleigh Ride
  • The Christmas Song
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • The Twelve Days After Christmas
  • We Wish You  Merry Christmas
  • What Child is this
  • White Christmas

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    Russian soldiers, prepping for war on the cold front, circa 1942 (Colorized)

By now you probably get the idea, or you grasp the concept of this wonderful holiday. Snow on the ground, fire in the fireplace, tree in the den, beautifully wrapped parcels arranged ever so carefully under the tree, walking in the park, holding hands with your boyfriend or girlfriend (I don’t judge, so you be yourself), building sculptures of ice and snow, building forts and rolling ammo for the upcoming community snowball fight, going ice skating on a frozen lake, or if you’re daring enough (or Russian, like myself) go swimming in said frozen lake.
Whether it’s with your family cozied up together on the couch under a blanket watching Christmas movies like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or The Polar Express, or you’re out partying it up at some random dude’s party that you heard about from your friend who’s over there in the main room getting lit with the other people you don’t know, I hope everyone has a great holiday season and enjoys themselves.
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