Holiday Habits and Pleasures

Howdy All,

We put up the tree, and are currently relaxing with some holiday tunes and spirits. Just wondering how the approach and arrival of the holidays affects everyone’s listening. Of course, there will be an increase in holiday related recordings, but do listening sessions increase in frequency?  Are more folks involved?  Do themed events pop up like Christmas Cocktails and Canapés with Nat King Cole?  I’m currently stoking my own holiday spirit with Wynton Marsalis’s “Crescent City Christmas Card” which I discovered in some older Audiogon posts regarding favorite Christmas recordings. It’s making me think I should throw a Big Easy holiday bash one of these days, and start a new tradition. 
Eager to hear and steal some ideas, and new ways to appreciate appreciating. 

Happy Holidays to all,



This Spotify playlist is the best stream we’ve found for easy listening Christmas Jazz, a nice assortment of very relaxing and pleasant music. Happy Holidays.

In our home, non-stop Christmas music starts right after Thanksgiving. Drives the rest of the family nuts.

Particularly fond of Nutcracker, Charlie Brown and lots of stuff from the 50s and 60s when I was a kid.

Merry Christmans to all.

Every year I campaign to skip the tree and every year the suggestion is shot down. We generally do John Denver and the Muppets, the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack,etc but I can't wait for this all to be over; incredible amount of wasted resources and energy to play dress up for a 2K year old fairy tale.