Saturday, December 1, 2007
Every year they seem to cart out the Christmas decorations a bit earlier. It used to be that Christmas in July was a novel joke, but we're coming ever closer to extending the holiday hubbub that far in advance. Most respectable members of consumer culture hold off until after Thanksgiving. Me? I wait until December 1st. It seems fair. Let November have it's own holiday, let's not get caught up in the madness just as soon as we've loosened our belt buckles. Sure, I've done some shopping (online) in recent weeks, but that's the extent of it.
Part of my reason for waiting is the music. There is a seemingly infinite amount of Christmas music out there. And I enjoy roughly 7% of it. So it's also important for me to not wear out the novelty of those songs by listening to them for a month straight. In college I compiled a Christmas mix, and last year I went for a second round. For you, dear readers, I present the best of those volumes. Tracklist in comments. Enjoy!
Gonzo's Xmas Mix