i am a total sucker for christmas music. in fact, it might be just a little true that i was listening to some christmas music a few days before thanksgiving this year. and last year i spent the entire month of december with the vince guaraldi peanuts christmas album playing in my car constantly. and i never got sick of it.
this year i have the new album from the lower lights, come let us adore him on repeat. you guys, it is so pretty. my favorite is probably "i heard the bells on christmas day" but they're all just so lovely. trust me.
i'm also digging the she and him christmas album. a couple of songs border on cloying, but mostly they are lovely. the first track, "the christmas waltz" is terrific.
and then there's always bing crosby. we had the actual record when i was a little kid and i remember being so excited to pull it out each christmas. bing crosby is pretty much the definition of christmas.
and so i've made this little christmas mix for you with a sampling of my favorites (including the lower lights, she and him, good ol' bing, nat king cole, vince guaraldi and more). what do i like in a good christmas song? i like warmth, i like happy, i definitely like a little melancholy, i like tradition. i'm not so much a fan of the gimmicky (e.g. santa got run over by a reindeer, you know what i mean) but i definitely like a little weirdness (prince's "another lonely christmas" as covered by dump is pretty spectacular).
so tell me, what's your favorite holiday music? anything else i should be listening to?