When it comes to holidays, Christmas is the one the lifts everyone’s spirits at the end of the year. Nothing is better than spending time with family, putting up the tree, and decorating the house with Christmas lights. The music is also a big part of the holiday. These songs are played in malls and stores well consumer buy gifts for their loved ones, radio stations play them all December long to get you into the holiday spirit after a hard day at work. What makes a good holiday song?
Holiday music should put you in the spirit of Christmas while you prepare. It should put smiles on people’s faces filling their hearts with joy. The music should be catchy making you want to sing along. It doesn’t matter if you’re a good singer or not as long as you’re having fun singing. This kind of music should make adults feel like kids again giving flashbacks to their childhood. These factors are what make holiday music so special.
These Christmas albums have the factors listed above that make them good to listen to during the holiday:
NSYNC: Home for Christmas– You’re probably thinking this boy band is old news. Yes they are, but the harmony and catchy lyrics makes this a nice album to listen to. If you were once a fan of this group, listening will bring back memories of the good old days when you were fan. NSYNC may be gone but they’re still around Christmas time.
Christina Aguilera: My Kind of Christmas– Her voice is a powerhouse that cannot be ignored. Hearing her vocals will make Christmas songs sound powerful than ever before. Christina gives a new dance sound to Christmas music with songs like “This Year and “Christmas Time.”
– Jewel gives you a softer side of Christmas music. “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” is sung in a folk style. This album is for people who enjoy softer sounding music. Jewel does a Christmas version of her own song “Hands.”
Michael Buble: Christmas– His voice gives a blues sound to Christmas music. When he sings Buble sounds like Frank Sinatra. Instead of creating some new songs, Buble stays with all the songs everyone knows and loves. The smoothness of his voice will put you in a relaxing state of mind.
Mariah Carey Merry Christmas– Just like Christina Aguilera this woman has a booming voice that will give you goose bumps when she sings. Her version of “All I Want for Christmas” has a pure up beat Pop sound that will make you want to sing along.
With Christmas coming on Wednesday gather your family together and enjoy the sounds of the holiday and make memories. After all, that is the true meaning of the holiday. If I didn’t mention a certain Christmas album, please leave a comment.