All You Want For Christmas: The Top Five Holiday Songs

As we all flip our calendars to the second week of December, we officially enter the holiday season. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than listening to some cheery holiday music. This week, The Phillipian interviewed students on their favorite tunes to listen to in December. Be sure to add some of these hits to your own playlist!

Gracie Aziabor ’26
“I would say my favorite Christmas song is probably ‘The Greatest Gift’ by Leroy Sanchez. It’s not a classic one. I personally like more upbeat Christmas music, so it’s kind of a Christmas pop genre. The message is very nice because it talks more about spending time with people that you care about compared to things that you would want for Christmas. So, I think it’s very heartfelt, and it’s very fun to listen to.”

Nahila Hutchinson ’24
“My favorite Christmas song is ‘Underneath the Tree’ by Kelly Clarkson. I love it, it’s a classic. Some people say that it sounds like a Target commercial song, but it really just gives me that Christmas feeling. Like the twinkling sounds in the beginning, I love it. I can listen to it on repeat.”

Ginny Marshall ’25
“My favorite Christmas song is ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ by Paul McCartney. This is a classic Christmas song that wraps the holiday spirit and the holiday feelings up into one beautiful, sparkly, snowy bundle. I enjoy listening to this song with my family, and I love the Beatles, so this really caters to my love for [them]. If you could have a soulmate that’s a song, this would be my soulmate song.”

Michelle Fang ’24

“‘Santa Tell Me’ by Ariana Grande. I like how the melody is cheerful and Christmas-sy but the lyrics are a good take on the Christmas theme. Additionally, Santa does not get enough recognition in Christmas songs even though he’s the main character. Ariana Grande gives him the respect he deserves. Also, the lyrics actually tell a story so that I can visualize the feelings and sad memories.”

Lydia Mechegia ’24
“My favorite Christmas song is ‘The Christmas Song’ by Nat King Cole. It reminds me of many classic Christmas movies and makes me feel so warm and happy. It never fails to get me in the Christmas spirit.”