Holiday music always puts me in a great mood. But even I have to admit that after a little while the same songs, over and over, can get a bit old. (Though there are a few that I will never tire of. I’m looking at you, Good King Wenceslas.) Putting together a good Pandora station, or trying the SomaFM stations are good options. But what if you want something a bit less random?
You can always get good holiday CDs or mp3 albums online. But which ones? Or what if you want a mix of music? For me, Twitter has provided the answer. I came across Twitter user 20Tauri a while ago; I don’t even remember how. We share a love of astronomy, though hers is probably much stronger and more based in education than mine. But she’s also put together some very interesting compilations of holiday music. There are some old standbys like Gene Autry’s “Here Comes Santa Claus,” but most are unexpected delights, or traditional songs sung by nontraditional artists. One of my favorites is “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses. Check out 20Tauri’s compilations for 2007, 2009 and 2010. Hopefully they will inspire you to create your own holiday mix. If you do, please share it with us!