I don't even know what to say. December 13, it's 65 degrees outside and I'm wearing shorts. Shorts! In December! Something has gone very wrong, yet I press on, for the good of America.
Here are the songs that mean Christmas to me, and without which the season would be only a lump of gray, existential, Scrooge-ish coal. Don't worry, I like lots of jingle-jangles and horns, plus melancholy and a little hint of desperation, so there's something for everybody!
+ the only Christmas albums I really care about: