OPINION: Appreciate all Christmas songs


EP Presnell

December is one of the best times of the year for a lot of people with the various holidays being celebrated, finally getting a chance to take some time off of school, getting to see family and a variety of other reasons. One of the things that makes this time of year so special is the music that comes along with it. Of course there’s the famous modern classic “All I Want for Christmas is You,” the older hits like “White Christmas” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” the more religious songs like “Little Drummer Boy” and so many more.

Although this time of year has a lot of positive cheer in the air and everyone seems a little nicer (when they’re not stressed about finals), people are vicious and always ready to attack others about what Christmas songs they think are worthy enough to be allowed to be played and what songs need to burn off the face of the earth.

While it’s very easy to get opinionated on what Christmas songs are acceptable and which ones you have a personal hatred for, you should stop openly hating on other Christmas songs that other people like.

Everyone has songs they hate to listen to no matter what time of year it is, and it’s great that we live in a world where so much music is offered to us so that everyone can find what they love, but it doesn’t do much besides make other people upset.

There are polite ways to go about telling people you aren’t a fan of a certain song and would like to keep the reruns minimal. You just have to make sure you don’t come off as a jerk to them.

But other than that, most of the time you have control of what music you hear on a daily basis. Headphones and listening to music in the car are just two ways you have control over what you hear, and if you know you hate “Last Christmas” with everything in you, then don’t put it on, and if it does come on, just skip it. There’s no reason to make yourself upset by listening to it. On the flip side of that, don’t hate on somebody who loves it.

Music tends to hold a personal and deep connection sometimes and Christmas songs can sometimes mean a lot. To me personally, Christmas songs remind me of my grandparents which I am no longer able to celebrate Christmas with. I’ve also had a lot of hard Christmases and those songs remind me in the good of the season even when life gets really hard.

In conclusion, Christmas music is a very fun and exciting aspect of the holiday season and you should appreciate the music, even if you don’t like all of the songs. It helps create the feeling that it’s actually Christmas time if it doesn’t or you’re feeling down. Holiday music is like every genre of music in that not all the songs are great and the spectrum of emotions for each songs range from hate to love, but let everyone be merry this season and enjoy what they like.

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