I love Christmastime. Three ways this love is manifest:
- I tie an awesome small wooden Santa around my neck with a green string.
- I watch four movies: It’s a Wonderful Life, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf, and Love Actually.
- I listen to a lot of holiday music.
The main purpose of this post is to discuss the third point, holiday music. When it comes to finding quality holiday music, I find myself on the fence that separates festive from compulsive. The search began in the days of free napster when I had no scruples about downloading and distributing pirated music. Though financially strapped I had blank CDs, a CD writer and a lot of time so I decided to spread holiday cheer by making a delicious compilation of Christmas songs from contemporary artists for my family and friends. The aptly titled Merry Xmas Mix was a hit; five years on and we’re still listening to it while eating Chex mix and chocolate covered coconut balls and playing Scrabble around the dining room table. Read the rest of this entry »