For East, it’s our “Last Christmas”

Johan Zamudio, Jesus Gomez, and Keven Cortez

Wham’s “Last Christmas” had the most votes at Morton East for favorite Christmas song.

In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 56 students reported that “Last Christmas” by Wham! is their favorite Christmas song. Christmas music has been around for a very long time, having been thought to have its origins in 4th-century Rome, Christmas music is played throughout the season to get people in the holiday spirit and as of now there are 9,274 thousand Christmas songs. With “White Christmas” being the best-selling Christmas/holiday single in the United States with it selling over 100 million records around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles. 

Here is a teacher’s opinion on when it’s appropriate time to play Christmas songs. 

Any time after Thanksgiving would be an acceptable time to start playing holiday music, or it could also be on December 1st.  I rally against holiday music and decorations before Thanksgiving, though,” journalism teacher Mr. Kent Frankfother said. 

Another student had to say about their parent’s Christmas music taste.

“’Feliz Navidad’ is my parent’s favorite Christmas song,senior Karla Padilla said

But, some people get sick of the holiday tunes.

“(Mariah Carey’s) “All I want for Christmas is You” is overplayed — especially when you go to a store during the holiday season.  It’s all you hear,” senior Carlos Mendoza said.

Our Pony Express News recommendation for holiday tunes:  Llegó Navidad by Los Lobos.  Our favorite track:  “¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?”.