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Y&R Stars Share Their Favorite Holiday Songs

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The Young and the Restless cast members get in the holiday spirit.

By Mona Buehler

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! You know, holiday songs playing in every store. 😉

These stars of The Young and the Restless can't get enough of the merriment and yuletide cheer, and share their favorites to rock around the Christmas tree to.

Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) likes to tickle the ivories with traditional holiday tunes. "At Christmas, with my extended family, at some point I play and we all sing Christmas carols," he tells Watch in his Nov-Dec 2019 cover story interview. While Peter plays all the holiday standards pretty well, his all-time favorite is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."

Click to see more top tunes from Y&R cast members that are sure to add jingle to your bells.

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The stars are brightly shining

Michelle Stafford poses for a holiday image

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For Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers), "Oh Holy Night" marks a memorable night as a mom.

"It's so beautiful, she reminisces to Watch. "It's the first song I sang to my daughter when we came home from the hospital. She was born on Dec 21st. It is subsequently her favorite too!"

Jack Frost nipping at your nose

Brytni Sarpy poses for a holiday image

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Come yuletide season, Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson) yearns for Christmas classic "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole.

"It's super nostalgic for me," she muses. "I used to decorate the tree to it every year growing up."

Sweet silver bells

Beth Maitland smiles wryly to the camera.

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For Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott), two holiday choral classics bring her joy.

"My favorite Christmas song is 'Carol of the Bells' because I sang it in my high school show choir and it brings back sweet memories of those days. I am a huge fan of show choir and accapella, which is why my second favorite is 'Mary, Do You Know' by the amazing acapella group Pentatonix."

All is calm, all is bright

Sean Dominic poses for a holiday image.

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For Sean Dominic (Dr. Nate Hastings), choosing a favorite holiday song is "almost impossible" because there are so many good ones out there.

That said, when he listens to "The Temptations Christmas Card" album, the Y&R star is transported childhood Christmas, when his mother and grandparents would let this album ride! "It just makes me think of all my family, gives those warm fuzzy feelings and makes me appreciate and feel blessed to have family." 🙏

Do you hear what we hear?

Jordi Vilasuso poses for a holiday image.

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Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales) says there's nothing better playing in the background than the beautiful voice of Ol' Blue Eyes himself.

His pick? Christmas Songs by Frank Sinatra.

Make my wish come true

Mishael Morgan poses for a holiday image

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Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair) is all about this holiday hit: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey.

She tells us, "Because it's Mariah Carey, the queen of Christmas. But this year, I've been feeling 'The Christmas Song' by Nat King Cole because it was my dad's favorite, and I keep hearing it everywhere." 😢

I gave you my heart

Greg Rikaart poses for a holiday image

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Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) admits that his holidays favorites change year to year and that he's a "sentimental sucker" for many of them. (We couldn't agree more!)

"This year, I'm really digging 'Last Christmas' by Wham," he shares. "My four-year-old son, Monte, has been singing it incessantly and it slays me."

You can count on me

Jess Walton  poses for a holiday image

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Jess Walton (Jill Abbott) gets nostalgic for "I'll Be Home For Christmas" every year because it calls up happy family memories. "It reminds me of our home when I was a very little girl," she recalls. "My childhood Christmases were magical and that song brings them all back!"

Just like the ones she used to know

Amelia Heinle poses for a holiday portrait.

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Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) loves to listen to Bing Crosby.

"My favorite holiday song is 'White Christmas' because it reminds me of snowy Christmases when growing up on the East Coast."☃️

Sleep in heavenly peace

Joshua Morrow smiles broadly at camera in a whote shirt and jacket.

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Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) is moved by angelic voices.

"At my church, they always do this slowed down version of 'Silent Night' with the choir and the kids singing with candles. It's so beautiful, very emotional, and reminds me of the goodness that we as people are capable of. It brings me to tears every time."

You're all I need

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Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson) has two holiday songs on her list that get her in the spirit of the season.

"'O Holy Night' would have to be my favorite," she muses. "It's such a beautiful song and totally gets me in the Christmas spirit. On the flip side, a more modern song that always gets me hyped and dancing and excited for the holidays is Kelly Clarkson's 'Underneath the Tree.' Love that song!"🎄

She went down in history

Bryton James poses for a holiday image

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Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) welcomes the silly side of the season.

"The first one that comes to mind is 'Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer' [by Elmo & Patsy]."

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

Michael Mealor looks into the camera.

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Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott) likes upbeat holiday music.

"Easy. *NSYNC Christmas album [Home for Christmas]! Oh yeah, for sure!"

I really can't stay

Elizabeth Hendrickson poses for a holiday image

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Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell) likes her holiday songs with a side of sassy.

Her pick? "Baby It's Cold Outside" paired with an adventurous holiday spirt. "A must-have in your holiday repertoire in case you need to break out in an impromptu duet near the fire. I have yet to do that by the way." she shares with Watch.❄️

You really are a heel

Sahsa Calle poses for a holiday image

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Sasha Calle (Lola Rosales) is all about humor for the holidays—or anytime she needs a pick me up—and "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" with Jim Carrey from How the Grinch Stole Christmas does the trick.

"The song reminds me of the movie," she shares with Watch. "It's my favorite holiday and feel good movie. I watch it year round and on occasion when I'm feeling like I need it. Makes me laugh every time."

If only in my dreams

Doug Davidson poses for a holiday image

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Like his Y&R co-star Jess Walton, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) also has fond memories of listening to a classic holiday melody "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Bing Crosby.

"My parents were a part of 'The greatest generation' and I was exposed to the music and movies they experienced during that time," he shares. "So, not unlike The Young and the Restless, it provides a link to loved ones no longer with us."

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