if you haven't noticed, echoes of "feliz navidad" and that awful john lennon christmas song have already(!) been playing in your local grocery stores and shopping malls. not that we have anything against christmas music-- in fact, we're big fans-- but when played from october up until christmas day, it can be a little overwhelming.
to combat this inundation of premature christmas carols, we decided to assemble songs that don't require so much mental joviality. songs that act as a balance to all the holly and the jolly and that even when repeated 10 times or more in one day, don't make us want to choke ourselves with cranberry garlands.