Christmas Playlist

I like Christmas music, I do. Unfortunately the average blather broadcasted over radio waves and in retail establishments from early November through New Year's is mostly pretty terrible. In fact, it has the adverse affect of replacing all would-be merriment with resentment and disdain, souring my affection for the entire musical genre. In an effort to stave off this festering distaste, for the past several years Luke and I have cultivated a highly edited playlist. None of these songs are especially novel and you are probably already familiar with all of them, nevertheless when listened to exclusively they keep me spirited and sane throughout the entirety of the season. Here is an abbreviated assessment of the criteria for their selection:  

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