Winter Wish List

Sarah M. J. Welch

For all the fried, pre-finals brains out there that can't face another season of "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Let It Snow' on loop, here are some carol-free, wintry songs to get you in the mood for snow without driving you insane.

1. "Winter" by The Rolling Stones

Despite being written while the band was in Jamaica, this song doesn't contain many sunny lyrics. That being said, if the Stones could imagine a gloomy winter from the Caribbean, then we imagine you can do the opposite from chilly Cambridge.

2. "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes

For the hipster in all of us, this Fleet Foxes classic will make you want to run outside and frolic in the snow.

3. "Hazy Shade of Winter" by Simon & Garfunkel

The most upbeat song on the list, "Hazy Shade of Winter" will have you gettin' jiggy with it and lip-synching in the mirror. What better way to raise your core body temperature?

4. "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & the Papas

While this song might make you even more depressed that you're stuck in dreary Massachusetts during the winter months, we hope this tune will shine a little California sun into your dorm room.

5. "Snowblind" by Black Sabbath

Angry about the change of the seasons? Feel free to partake in some headbanging while listening to "Snowblind." There's no better way to clear your head before the next study marathon in Lamont.

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