ISSUE 2: Michael Bublé, The King of Christmas

Michael Bublé is defrosting for the Christmas season as we speak.


Michael Bublé’s 2012 album ‘Christmas’ cover photo. All rights and credits go Warner Bros. Records.

Keirra McGoldrick, Staff Writer

Everyone knows the Christmas classic, All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. Now no one is saying that the song isn’t an amazing Christmas tune by an amazing artist, but is that really enough to call Carey The Queen of Christmas? Michael Bublé is who we should call Christmas music royalty.

Bublé is a 46-year-old Canadian musician with an ear for Christmas music. In 2012, Bublé released an album with 20 festive classics with featured artists such as Shania Twain and The Puppini Sisters. Some songs on the album that you’ve probably heard before are Holly Jolly Christmas,I’ll Be Home for Christmas“, “It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas“, “The Christmas Songand Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)“. His angelic voice brings these holiday classics to life like no one has ever before.

In case you’re like “who the heck is Michael Bublé?”, you might’ve heard his songs Come Fly With Me” and You Don’t Know Me“. His Frank Sinatra-esque style of music makes people want to be with their loved ones, perfect for the holiday season. Carey has one good Christmas song while Bublé has a whole album to prove he’s the King of Christmas Music. In an XPRESS article, Kit Blouin, askes avid Christmas music listener, Grace Haak, who she thought was the biggest Christmas icon was.

“Michael Bublé is just the gift that keeps on giving…his smooth, jazzy vocals make his music the official sound of Christmas,” Haak said. So even before Bublé’s team comes out of hiding, people still believe that he is the best person to listen to this season.

In Carey’s music, she uses a combination of R&B, pop and soul that makes people happy and excited for the holidays. Bublé’s music style is jazz and soul music that makes people feel at home during the holiday season.

Both Carey and Bublé have beautiful voices and amazing Christmas songs that everyone should listen to this season. However, when compared side by side, Bublé feels more at homeIn my house, my family loves Bublé’s song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”. Every year we listen to this song, and the rest of his album while opening our gifts and spending time together.