Making a Playlist, Checking it Twice: Lesser Known Holiday Songs

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Making a Playlist, Checking it Twice: Lesser Known Holiday Songs

David-Jared Matthews, Reporter

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NEWSROOM – The same holidays songs are usually played every single year – every single day – every hour and every mall.  It can get jolly-well annoying.

We all know the classics “Jingle Bells,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”

There are also newer ones by pop stars that have made their way onto our Christmas playlists, like, “All I Want For Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey, “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande, and “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber.

However, there are many holiday songs that are lesser known which are worthy of every playlist.

But make a list, and check it twice: Wendy & Lisa’s “Closing of the Year” is about a New Years, which barely has any famous songs about it.  Also, “Christmas Eve in Washington” by Maura Sullivan talks about the day before Christmas in our nation’s capital.

There are also underrated songs by notable singers and groups, like Fifth Harmony’s new holiday song, “Can You See.”  The Kinks’ “Father Christmas” isn’t well known despite its 1977 release.

We also can’t forget about some classics that were covered this year.  Noah Cyrus covered “It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas” and a slower tune, “River” was covered by Sam Smith.

With the routines of the holidays, it may be a good idea to give these other tunes a listen.

Story by David-Jared Matthews, Reporter

Edited by Maeve Sebold, Editor in Chief

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