While Halloween is my favorite holiday, Christmas comes in a close 2nd. There's just something so joyous about it, and I find that irresistible. I'm not religious, but there is such beauty in the rituals of the season. Candle lit caroling, gift giving, tales of love and family and friendship. Movies and music, food and drink, lights and garland... it all combines to make things just seem, even if for brief moments, magical.
Now, I'm not one of those who'll start playing Bing Crosby in September, but anytime after Thanksgiving dinner is fair game. And because it's hard to share the flavor of eggnog, the taste of a christmas day roast, and the smell of a freshly cut christmas tree, I'm going to share a few of my favorite, but less common, songs of the season.