With the Christmas season nearing, there are mixed emotions on the right time to listen to songs to get in the Christmas mood.
Some students like to tune in early, while others, like College of Arts and Sciences student Caroline Adrian, prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to get in the Christmas spirit.
“[The ideal time is] after Thanksgiving,” Adrian said. “It is really the Advent season you should be preparing for.”
A poll over this topic was taken by 26 students, with the majority saying that Christmas music before Thanksgiving was the way to go.
Not only is Christmas a good time of year to listen to holiday classics, but it is also great for seeing family members.
“I am looking forward to spending time with my family and really enjoying the Christmas season together and seeing everyone joyful,” said College of Nursing student Natasha Koval.
Christmas music often gets students, like College of Arts and Sciences student Sydney Dang, in the mood for the winter break.
“It gets me in the mood to go home and see family,” said Dang. “I like the more upbeat, non-classic stuff [like] covers by Pentatonix.”
Several students have their favorites when it comes to what songs they like to listen to get in the Christmas spirit, like Adrian.
“[One of my favorite songs is] Harry Connick Jr.’s ‘Little Drummer Boy,’” Adrian said. “[It is] the Blink 182 of Christmas Carols, an angsty teenage boy with his drum who wants to be accepted for who he is, and Christ is the only one who accepts him.”
Other favorites included pop classics like Mariah Carey’s, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” which is Koval’s particular favorite.
Along with Christmas songs come Christmas traditions. A few students reflected on their own traditions for the season and what they will be looking forward to on break.
“[I am looking forward to] no more classes, [to] take a break, go home, [and] not be in the snow,” Dang said who is from Arizona.
Most of the Christmas traditions for the students related around getting together with family and having a big feast, which Koval said is a tradition in her family.
“We’ll probably have a feast on Christmas day and go to church the night before, and then open gifts on Christmas day,” Koval said.