Despite what you’ve seen every day so far this month, I really do enjoy listening to holiday music. In fact, I’m downright obsessive about collecting it, rating it in iTunes, and categorizing it into different playlists . Here are my holiday stats as of today:
Holiday songs in collection: 1,669
Songs added/reviewed this year so far: 412
Songs rated with four or five stars (“the keepers”): 434
Of those “keepers,” I pulled out 17 that tend to get played a few more times than, y’know, the other 417. I’m happy to share them with you. I owe it to many, many bloggers for helping me build my ridiculous collection — most notably Jeff (for better or worse), Andrew Fox, Any Major Dude With Half a Heart, and Jeff from AM, Then FM.
MooT BooXLe — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from MootBooxle.com (check out the YouTube!)
Terje Fjelde — Love Theme From Mellowmas from Popdose.com
The Clumsy Lovers — Christmas Must Be Tonight originally from mp3.com
And, while not traditionally a “Christmas song,” this last one comes from my absolute favorite Christmas album — the one I’ve had since I was two years old, and have listened to every year since.