By Kira B.
Last night, I was in the car driving to see my sister’s college acapella group. My mother and I were wearing our heavy jackets, scarves, mittens, and hats. I put on some classic Christmas song and, in only a second, I was taken back to memories of when I was five years old.
I remembered picking out a Christmas tree during the first snowfall of the year with my brother and sister. I remembered decorating all types of Christmas cookies with my cousins, and driving through Tinker Town, Duxbury on Christmas Eve.
It’s amazing how music and even a single song can take you back. perhaps that’s why Christmas music is so special.
Every year, the same fifteen Christmas songs come back, along with all the traditions the holidays bring. They’re part of what makes Christmas, Christmas – and for me at least, they bring back some of the best memories.
Most songs come and go and are left to be known as “throwbacks”, but the same Christmas songs have been sung every year for decades, and never seem to grow old.
Click here to listen to these holiday classics. https://open.spotify.com/user/kirabriggs98/playlist/6Klbx0Gt3Fw2NtPO6p8oG7
All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
Last Christmas – Wham!
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Happy Xmas – John Lennon
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Sam Smith
A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
Let It Snow! – Frank Sinatra
Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – Mariah Carey
(and my absolute favorite) The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole