ISSUE 2: Knight Writers Holiday Playlist

Get holly and jolly with the RHS newspaper staff.

Zoe Thaxton, Online Managing Editor

With the holiday season fast approaching, the time comes to start listening to music for the season. It fills many with holiday cheer and certain songs bring happiness to the listener. For the second year, Knight Writers compiled their favorite holiday songs and reasonings for why they picked them for the playlist.

“I like the holiday songs with a tropical twist. Christmas in Florida is so unique so I love Mele Kalimaka (even though it’s Hawaii) and the reference to Palm Trees in The Carpenters version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” They’re definitely Christmas classics.”
-Joanie Oben, RHSToday and Knight Writers Advisor

“I’m a hopeless romantic during the holiday season and “Last Christmas” is a perfect breakup song for such a festive season. It’s also fun and retro without being cheugy.”
-Juno Le, Editor-in-Chief

“While not explicitly Christmas, I like to listen to [“Over the Ocean” by Low and “After N. Young” by the Microphones] and their respective albums around the holiday season. The soft atmosphere is perfect to stay inside and keep warm too.”
-Samuel Elliott, Print Managing Editor

“I just love the Christmas classics and Michael Bublé always delivers [especially with “The Christmas Song”.] His voice is just perfect for the Christmas songs he sings and has always been a family favorite.”
-Jenna Falkowski, Staff Writer

“All I Want for Christmas is You” is my go-to Christmas song because Mariah Carey is literally a Christmas song goddess.”
-Lindsey Chadwick, Opinion Editor

“[“It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas”] is just a classic Christmas song that you hear everywhere during Christmas. It reminds me of sitting by the fire and decorating the Christmas tree with my family.”
-Charlotte Stone, Features Editor

“[“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”] makes me feel like its snowy out and I’m sipping hot chocolate by a fireplace on Christmas Eve, even if it’s actually 70 degrees outside. A perfect cozy song for the holidays, plus it’s Frank Sinatra.”
-Grace Hilton, Sports Editor

“[“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”] makes everyone in my family feel at home. It reminds me of waking up crazy early to open gifts with my family.”
-Keirra McGoldrick, Staff Writer