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Music Monday: 11 Modern Christmas Songs Destined to Become Classics

The Nostalgia Diaries

10-modern-christmas-songs-destined-to-become-classics-pinterestI heard a complaint the other day about how the vast majority of Christmas songs that the local radio station plays (you know, the station that plays holiday songs 24/7 this time of year) are the same awful, tired “classics” and if the radio station manager had any guts, he would add “new” Christmas songs into the rotation because there are so many great contemporary Christmas songs lost in a sea of sappy, even corny, vintage vinyl.

I was taken aback by this attack on the awesome old holiday songs I dearly love. But it got me thinking. One of the reasons the classic Christmas songs get so much air time is because they evoke nostalgia. Heck, probably the main reason classic Christmas songs fill holiday season radio programming is that people are emotionally attached to those songs. They are a happy celebration of days-gone-by; a time machine to Christmases…

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