“The” Christmas Songs

The songs that define Christmas


Graphic by Jordan Craig

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

Part of her fourth studio album and first holiday album in 1994, the song continues to still play during the holiday season to this day. When playing any Christmas playlist, this song will most likely play first. Throughout, it has an upbeat yet festive tone. When it plays, there’s no choice but to sing. The lyrics center around all of the Christmas spirit surrounding her, but she only wants to see her true love on the holiday. This song will forever be a Christmas favorite for many. 

“Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande 

Released on Nov 24, 2014 this song is a very hopeful and happy Christmas tune. Through the lyrics, Ariana wishes for Santa to find her person on Christmas. The spirit is around her, but she won’t feel it until she knows for sure that Santa will grant her wish. With Grande’s light soprano voice, it fits her just right. The song is also on almost every holiday playlist, and it’s a good starter to spread the Christmas cheer. 

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” by Michael Bublé

Released in 2011, Michael Bublé, also known as the King of Christmas, blessed the world with this relaxing Christmas song. Originally a favorite, sang by Bing Crosby in 1951. Bublé has a very smooth-toned voice, it fits the mood of Christmas. This is a great song fit to put on while chilling by the fireplace. It gives the vibe of a very nostalgic tune and circulates the happy feelings of Christmas.