Each year, right around the same time that peppermint mocha regains its status as a household name and facial tissues—with lotion—become an important ally in the war on head colds, an interesting phenomenon begins to work its way through the human race. This phenomenon usually gets its start with catchy jingles used to make holiday sales appear even more irresistible and is made blatantly obvious once radio stations switch their song rotations to a more festive lineup.
The event I am referring to here is the natural division of the human population into two distinct subgroups: those who love Christmas music and those who sport sound-proof earmuffs to avoid it. The classic case of Frohmeyers versus Kranks, or Whoville residents versus the Grinch
Regardless of music preference, during the holiday season these tunes are as unavoidable as those long-time-no-see distant relatives and as hard to get rid of as garland glitter. Due to this, it is time to change up the playlist and close the divide.
The following lineup features a variety of unconventional holiday songs, with a few unique covers of the classics thrown in. With a playlist featuring these tracks, it is once again possible to please both the carol-loving and carol-hating partygoers this season.