By Vanessa Falcon

The Christmas Spirit dawns on us as December unwinds with each day. Although the decorating, the beliefs, and the get-togethers could be exciting, it sometimes is way too much for others. People have different ways of celebrating holidays, and sometimes listening to Christmas tunes is just enough.

The jolly feeling doesn’t have to be spread through gift-giving or tree-decorating or cookie-making. It can simply be spread by waking up to a classic Christmas song. It doesn’t take much for someone to feel the happiness that Christmas makes in our hearts. 

It’s a simpler way to celebrate for people who don’t want to go all out. No matter the remix, the singer, the decade, there is always that little voice in the back of our minds that sings along to every Christmas song that plays on the radio.

The old classics Santa Baby, for example, can never be forgotten. Santa Baby was not only written and sung by a strong, inspirational black woman, but it’s also fun and dynamic. It focuses on Santa Claus, an iconic figure, and perhaps the most famous persona in the Western world during the holidays. 

Jingle Bell Rock, a tune that has stuck with us for decades, puts a spin on the jingle-bells of usual Christmas songs. It’s catchy. It’s infectious. It makes smiles form instantaneously. 

Although it doesn’t snow in Florida, “Let It Snow” will always be the ironic song all Floridians love. People usually associate winter, more specifically, snow, with Christmas; and while it may never look like Christmas in Miami,  you can still listen to Michael Buble’s rendition of “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.” While it may also never feel that cold outside, play “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and feel the Christmas spirit flow through you.

No matter how much someone could deny it, Christmas music has the magic that makes everyone smile. There will always be music to match your mood, and these Christmas jams just happen to spread joy wherever they go. 

Turn on your radio and enjoy the chords as you open your Christmas gifts this year.

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