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Top 15 holiday songs of 2023

Credit: Fiona Peltonen
Join WSPN’s Fiona Peltonen and Maggie Buffum as they share the top 15 most popular holiday songs at WHS.

Holiday songs have been a part of the gift-giving season since the early 1500s, and although the songs that trend nowadays are different, they are still a big part of the holidays. There’s hundreds of holiday songs out there, ranging from the decade-old “O Holy Night,” to Taylor Swift’s “Christmas Tree Farm.” With so many songs, it can be overwhelming to make a holiday playlist. So, we asked our classmates about their favorite holiday songs and made a playlist of the 15 most popular holiday songs of 2023.

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“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”- Michael Bublé (2011)
“My favorite holiday song is ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ by Michael Bublé, because when I was younger, that was the first song that made it feel like it was Christmas time,” freshman Lara Goller said.

“I like ‘It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas’ because it really puts me into the holiday spirit when it’s Christmas time,” freshman Sadie Alongi said.

“Silent Night”- Michael Bublé (2011)
“My favorite holiday song is ‘Silent Night’ by Michael Bublé because it’s a very pretty holiday song instead of the new pop ones,” freshman Annabelle Hage said.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You”- Mariah Carey (1994)
“I feel like this is a really basic answer, but my favorite Christmas song is ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey because it’s so iconic and it just gets you in the holiday spirit,” freshman Lexi Greely said.

“I like ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ because it’s a great song,” freshman Dana Reed said.

“Home Alone” soundtrack – John Williams (1990)
“[I like] the entire ‘Home Alone’ soundtrack because it’s nostalgic to listen to,” freshman Ryan Frutman said.

“Joy To The World”- Nat King Cole (1963)
“My favorite is ‘Joy To The World’ because it’s a song you don’t hear often,” freshman Grace Willis said.

“Underneath The Tree”- Kelly Clarkson (2013)
“My favorite song is Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Underneath The Tree’ because it’s such a vibe,” freshman Wyeth Heilman said.

“Last Christmas”- Ariana Grande (2013), Wham (1986)
“I really like ‘Last Christmas,’ the Ariana Grande [version] and the Wham [version], just because it gives me [good] vibes. Also, I really like the classic ‘All I want for Christmas Is You,’” freshman Alex Tran said.

“’Last Christmas’ is my favorite because I jam out to that one a lot,” freshman Alexa Mazokopos said

“Rockin ‘Around The Christmas Tree”- Brenda Lee (1958)
“My favorite Christmas song isRockin ‘Around The Christmas Tree’ because apparently it was sung by a 13 year old instead of an 85 year old,” freshman Devin Tandon said. “Also, it’s so nostalgic and it’s just one of those songs when you hear it, you know it’s Christmas time.”

“Christmas Tree Farm”-Taylor Swift (2019)
“I love ‘Christmas Tree Farm’ by Taylor Swift because Taylor Swift is a great singer,” freshmen Grace Oppenheim said.

“Run Run Rudolph”- Chuck Berry (1958)
“I like ‘Run Run Rudolph’ because I love ‘Home Alone,’” freshman Elsie Feitelberg said.

“Here Comes Santa Claus”- Gene Autry (1947)
“[I like] ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ because it [has] a fire beat,” freshman Harris Huang said.

“Dominick The Donkey”-Lou Monte (1960)
“’Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey’ is my favorite because my grandma played it for me when I was younger,” freshman Callie Zedower said.

“Winter Wonderland”- Michael Bublé (2011)
“I really like ‘Winter Wonderland’ because you can listen to it all season long, even in other parts of winter,” freshman Shawnie Loveless said. “Also, I learned it in elementary school, so it’s special.”

“Jingle Bells”- Frank Sinatra (1957)
“My favorite is ‘Jingle Bells’ because it’s so festive,” freshman Melina Antun said.

“Jingle Bell Rock-Bobby Helms” (1957)
“I like ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ because it’s super catchy and gets stuck in your head, which makes me like Christmas even more,” freshman Maereg Million said.

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Fiona Peltonen, Staff Reporter
Fiona Peltonen, Class of 2027, is a first year reporter at WSPN. She does the school musical. Outside of school she likes to skateboard, swim and spend time with family and friends. Contact: [email protected]
Maggie Buffum, Staff Reporter
Maggie Buffum, Class of 2027, is a first year reporter for WSPN. She loves playing sports and watching TV. She plays for the Wayland JV volleyball team in the fall, and loves watching sports games. Contact: [email protected]
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