There Is One Chord That Makes Christmas Music Christmassy

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Well there is one pretty interesting fact about Christmas music that we all should know. Like the fact that most Christmas songs contain the same chord which gives it that Christmas sound.

If you're a fan of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" chances are you've heard that special chord without even knowing it.

That is, until Adam Ragusea, a Professor of Journalism at Mercer University pointed it out for Vox. Carey's famous Christmas track is said to be very similar make up to that of Phil Spector's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."

Meanwhile, Ragusea also revealed that Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" can also be heard on "All I Want for Christmas is You." There are similar chords in each of these songs that Ragusea says is just special.

It's interesting to hear the breakdown and Ragusea believes that those chords deliver the most Christmassy sound in the world.

So, the next time you're listening to Christmas music which is probably right now given the time of year, take a closer listen and see if you hear any of the same chords.

You can watch the full Vox rundown in the video below.

There Is One Chord That Makes Christmas Music Christmassy

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