It's that time of year again.
It's actually chilly in Southern California. We are bundled up in parkas and scarves in what my East Coast relatives would call balmy spring weather. I have Serious Baking to do, which means there is far too much dangerous food in the house--chocolate chips and sugar and all the things cookies and brownies are made of. I have a stack of wrapping paper and bags of gifts that need to be wrapped and mailed. I love the holidays!
But what I love most about the holidays are the long, dark afternoons that slide into evenings. I like to be tucked up inside, something baking in the oven, putting together packages and writing out holiday cards. And what I like most of all? Is listening to holiday music.
I have traditional and new, cathedral choirs and Sufjan Stevens. I love all of it.
Here's one of my favorite holiday songs (Wizards in Winter by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra) in one of the best Christmas Light extravaganza I've ever seen:
What's your favorite holiday song? (Or what's the one you can't get out of your head?)