Arts and Entertainment

Albums for the Holiday Spirit!

After waiting what seems like forever, it’s finally the best time of the year again! It is
Christmas time the most warm, magical, and joyful time of the year. If you are anything like me, then you have probably been listening to Christmas music since Halloween. Christmas music is one of the best things about Christmas. Its joyful melodies can easily put you into the Christmas spirit. Here is a list of my favorite Christmas albums…

1. Christmas and Chill by Ariana Grande
Christmas and Chill was released in December 2015 and includes an intro plus a total of
six songs; Santa Tell Me, Winter Things, True Love, Not Just On Christmas, December, and Wit It This Christmas. Unlike most holiday albums, Ariana’s is not extremely peppy and cheerful. Instead, her songs include an R&B, Soul, and Trap sound. This album is perfect to listen to while sitting by the fireplace.


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Justin Bieber’s Christmas album. Photo courtesy of Bieber Zone. 

2. Under the Mistletoe by Justin Bieber
Under the Mistletoe was released in November 2011 and was the only Christmas album
recorded by Justin Bieber. The album is a total of eleven songs including covers of classics, and some of Justin’s originals. The most popular song on the album would have to be Mistletoe. The song reached the top 10 in Canada, Denmark, and Norway and was ranked 11 in the United States. Under the Mistletoe is an album made for all moods and anyone could enjoy it easily.

3. Merry Christmas II You by Mariah Carey
Merry Christmas II You was released in November 2010 and is the second Christmas album released by Mariah Carey. The album consists of an intro and twelve other songs. The most popular song being, All I Want For Christmas Is You. The song reached the top 10 in over ten countries and became an iconic song for Christmas time. If you haven’t heard it yet, you are bound to hear it on the radio, in the mall, or in a store. Overall, Merry Christmas II You will get you in the holiday spirit.

Christmas is around the corner and these albums can get anyone in the spirit. No matter who you are you are bound to find a song or two in these three albums. These albums are available on iTunes and Spotify, so start listening!
By Hanna Scott’21, Staff Writer