I often make playlists from my iTunes library. Some of them are one time affairs, like the playlists to burn for a specific CD or the playlists for a specific road trip. Other playlists are more enduring, including my Holiday playlist which is a combination of the sacred and the secular with a dash of the possibly profane thrown in for good measure.
My current Holiday playlist contains 1318 songs. There are some duplicates of titles, as I have many copies of some songs as performed by various artists. For example, I have 9 different versions of Oh Come, All Ye Faithful. It’s not the perfect playlist in that respect unless you shuffle the songs up a bit.
When I was originally making up my playlist, I was a little short on actual holiday music. So I improvised a little and included any song whose title contained words that were holiday related: Mary. Gift. Red. Silver. Gold. Presents. Angel. Over time, I’ve expanded the holiday portion of the playlist, but I still like to add those other songs that give the playlist its quirky feel.
So while I’m decking the halls, I might be listening to Mama Mia by Abba (from the Abba GOLD album) as well as Silent Night (19 versions, by 19 different artists).
What’s on your holiday playlist?