Holiday jams!

If you want to rock out this season, don’t turn on the radio!

Zella Stockhausen, Reporter

Starting in November, 93.9 Lite FM plays solely Christmas music until the holiday has passed. They play the same 60 or so songs on repeat, so when Christmas actually comes, I’m sick of them. Therefore, I decided to take control of what I listen to and made several Spotify playlists, (search for Carmel Crossroads!) each of which has its own mood. Merry Christmas and enjoy!

Mellow Christmas Music

This playlist contains slower-paced acappella songs as well as famous Christmas songs performed on piano. However, it also has songs from modern artists. I like this playlist because of the variety–the artists range from John Lennon to Pentatonix.


Beautiful Christmas Music

This is the Christmas music that nearly brings tears to your eyes. I made sure to feature artists or groups with particularly gorgeous voices, including songs from Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and more Pentatonix. Bring your tissues!


Upbeat Christmas Music

While more often than not I use songs that are rarely if ever played on the radio, I did include Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” because it is the definition of upbeat. This playlist does have to have more well-known songs but hey, there’s a reason they’re overplayed. The best part is that it includes artists who are not known for their Christmas songs, including members of the cast of Glee, Sia, the Jackson 5, DJ Snake, and Justin Bieber.

Happy Christmas Music

The exact opposite of Beautiful Christmas Music, this playlist includes the most classic music such as “Jingle Bells” and the “Deck The Halls” and other hard not to sing-along-to-songs. It also includes songs that can make you laugh, such as “All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan,” “Carol of the Banjos,” and “El Burrito Sabanero.”