Holiday songs to accompany daily tasks

By: Simone Reynolds and Mia Nettz

Washing the dishes can be a really dull task, so if it needs some flair, a couple good holiday songs to listen to would be “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano and “Hanukkah o Hanukkah” by The Kiboomers.

Cleaning your room can be stressful and might take some time. To spice up the adventure and all the cool things yet to be discovered, a good song would be “White Christmas” by The Drifters.

It can be exhilarating to get homework done quickly. One way to achieve this is by keeping motivation and positivity by listening to “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley.

Putting up lights is a bright way to get ready for the holidays and into the spirit. Two good songs to keep the spirit going would be “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Michael Bublé and “Hallelujah” by The Pentatonix.

Christmas stockings are placed above the fireplace. Holiday music can make the task of decorating more cheerful.

Folding laundry is always viewed as a pleasant task, so to add some panache, a good song would be “Last Christmas” by WHAM!

When wrapping gifts for the holiday season, it’s good to be in the holiday spirit. In order to stay festive, two songs would be “Winter Wonderland” by Bing Crosby, and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee.

Opening presents can be considered one of the best parts of the holiday season. A song with lots of holiday spirit, that will surely keep you intrigued are “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams.

Online shopping is sweeping over the world with the pandemic keeping people from flooding stores. To stay in the holiday spirit, a good song would be “Sleigh Ride” by Andy Williams, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Hanukkah” by The Jimmies, and “It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas” by Michael Bublé.

A lit menorah celebrating a passed day of Hanukkah is mentioned in some songs that surround the holiday.

While the holiday season is exciting and fun, it also might mean gaining a few extra pounds. If you want to lay off some of those and decide to go on a run or walk, great holiday songs to pep you up are “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives and “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms.

Snack time has been some people’s favorite part of quarantine, which will only heighten during the holiday season. When you are enjoying a nice snack, a song to munch to is “Heat Miser/Cold Miser” from The Christmas Without Santa Claus movie.

Getting ready each day during the holidays for some can be slow and take a large amount of unnecessary time. Songs to get you ready quicker include “Run Run Rudolph” by Frankie Ballard and “Deck The Hall” by Nat King Cole.

Sending out a holiday card is usually a time consuming task for families. To make this more enjoyable, a good song is “Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it Snow” by Seth MacFarlane and “Carol of the Bells” by Lindsey Stirling.

A decorated Christmas tree shows some holiday spirit. Listening to holiday songs can spread joy and make the season more enjoyable.

Author: Mia Nettz

She is a reporter for the San Marin Pony Express.

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