What Christmas Song Fits Your Vibe?


As humans, we experience many different emotions and moods throughout our life. These emotions and moods can change day to day, hour to hour, or even every couple of minutes. We can categorize these feelings as vibes. Often, vibes can play an important role in the music you listen to today. Depending on your vibe, your music taste and preferences can change. This is important because with the many different genres of Christmas music to choose from, your vibes change on a day-to-day basis and it can be hard to find a Christmas song that fits your current vibe. There are many different and unique vibes only you can describe. Imagine yourself sitting at home next to a blazing, hot fireplace. Your body is consumed in your softest, warmest blankets wrapped tightly around your body. All you can think about is, “what is Santa getting me for Christmas?” There are many answers to this question, but you are too focused on the little flames in the fireplace struggling to stay alive and compete with his buddies. Yet, it feels like you are missing one piece to the puzzle. Then the lightbulb turns on in your brain, it’s music! Below there is a list of different vibes and songs that correlate with them. Hopefully, this list can help you when your mind is wandering away and you don’t know what Christmas music to play to fit with your vibe.
I asked staff and students the important question of what Christmas song they listen to depending on their vibe or mood. Junior Hunter Robertson went on to say, “I really enjoy listening to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey in the car. It’s a really good song to blast in the car and she goes off.” This song is a great song for car rides, Robertson uses it as a way to get pumped up, and maybe you can too!
When asked about the question, Freshman Aynsley Smith stated, “I like listening to Underneath the Christmas the Tree by Kelly Clarkson when I’m in a happy mood.” Kelly Clarkson and Christmas music are like peanut butter and jelly, you can never go wrong with Kelly! Smith gets put in a happy mood, so if you ever need to turn that frown upside down, you don’t need to look any further.
English teacher Mrs. Emery responded saying, “I would have to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by NSYNC. It puts me in the mood to *step & clap* and dance like Justin Timberlake in 1998. Anyone who doesn’t like this song is the Grinch or is lying.” Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by NSYNC is a great song to stop what you’re doing and break out some unnoticed dance moves. Justin Timberlake was in his prime back then and so can you when you listen to this song!
Overall, there are many different answers to this question but one thing for certain is that everyone has their very own unique vibe(s) to certain songs.
If you are a fan of pop music, your favorite song may be Justin Bieber or Ariana Grande’s hit Christmas songs. But, if you are not a “Belieber”, don’t worry, because there are so many more styles to choose from. Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, and Tom Petty have all released timeless covers and popular songs. Hopefully, some of these artists rang a bell, or at least similar artists pop up in your mind. With many different genres, it can be hard to find Christmas music that you truly like. Breaking down the genres and vibes within Christmas music makes it incredibly easy to find that perfect Christmas song. Hopefully, this list below can help you when your mind is wandering away and you don’t know what Christmas music to play to fit with your vibe.

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song - Amazon.com MusicCalm/Chill: The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole (Jazz): The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole has a super calm vibe, and is perfect for when I’m listening to music right before bed.
Happy: Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms (Country): Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms possesses a super cheerful vibe, and makes me want to put up all of my mom’s outrageous Christmas decorations.
Car Rides: This Christmas by Donny Hathaway (R&B) or All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey (Pop): Both of these songs are wonderful and have uplifting vibes. While in my car I am free from society and I can let my once hidden singing voice off and running.
Sadness: The Little Boy That Santa Clause Forgot by Nat King Cole (Jazz) or Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland: These songs just make me flat out sad. Really beautiful songs yet so depressing.
Weird: You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft (Vocal): This song has a weird/goofy vibe and is perfect to try out some silly dance moves.
Dance Party: Bring Me Love by John Legend (R&B) or You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Gwen Stefani (Pop): Both of these songs are awesome and bring a party vibe to the table. These songs are perfect for family members that party a little too hard during the Christmas break.
Festive: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Buble: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Buble has a very exciting and anxious vibe. Bubble has an extraordinary voice and if you ever just need to sing, this is the song for you.