Christmas, Hannukah, winter solstice: whatever you observe, December is undeniably a time for food, drink, family, and friends. The music of the season is best indulged in but briefly, accompanying you while you shop or pleasantly stoking the flames of nostalgia. Too often, this soundtrack is a tight rotation of the same twenty well-worn songs. And so, in the instance Christmas happens to be your bag, we’ve crafted a playlist full of less common tracks.
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