It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Jessica Guerrucci – Contributor

You hear it everywhere you go. You hear it at home, in your car, at your job. It is almost unavoidable. For some it brings cheer, but for some, it turns them into the Grinch.

Whether people like it or not, the holiday season is in full swing, and that means it is time for Christmas music. As soon as Thanksgiving passes, students said they began for hear it everywhere. Victoria DiBenedetto, a psychology major, said it is still too early.

“People start listening to it literally right after thanksgiving, and I just think it’s a little too soon,” said DiBenedetto. “Once December comes around, I’m all for it.”

Francesco Galletti, a business economics major, also said that he does not like to hear any Christmas music before December starts.

“I think there’s a time and place for Christmas music and it’s during Christmas time,” said Galletti. “I don’t like when I hear Christmas music in November because I need Thanksgiving to happen first, or else I don’t like Christmas music.”

Once it is time to begin listening to Christmas music, DiBenedetto said that she stays away from the classics. She said that her top three favorite Christmas songs are “All

I Want for Christmas is You,” by Mariah Carey, “Mistletoe,” by Justin Bieber and “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande.

Some other student favorites were chosen from popular Christmas movies. Sara Thompson, a marketing major, said that “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” was among her top three favorite Christmas songs. Jamie Karas, an education major, said that she loves the song “Believe” from the Polar Express.

Galletti said the classic Christmas song from the 60’s, “Dominick the Donkey” is one of his favorite Christmas songs. Ben Wunder, an exercise science major, said he does not celebrate Christmas but agreed with Galletti and said that it is a hilarious Christmas song.

Wunder, who celebrates Hanukkah, said that while he hears many Christmas songs this time of year, he does not listen to it in his own time.

“I don’t really care,” said Wunder. “I don’t listen to it, but when it’s on it doesn’t bother me.”

Wunder said that he occasionally will listen to Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song,” as well as the “Dreidel Song.”

Karas said that she describes herself as someone who really loves Christmas and thinks that it is the best time of the year.

“I love it. Christmas music makes me happy, it makes me feel festive, I love it,” said Karas. “I always listen to it in my car.”

Thompson said that while she thinks the Christmas season without Christmas music would not change the holiday entirely, but it would still be vey different without it.

“The energy of the season would be the same, but I think that it’s more fun when you have dedicated music for it,” said Thompson.

Whether people like Christmas music or not, Galletti said that he believes music in general is something that can makes things a little brighter.

“I don’t think it would be the same without Christmas music because it spreads good joy and positive vibes,” said Galletti. “Music is just a good thing in life and it makes people happy, it just spreads joy all around.”

Photo Credit: Preston Webb

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