Perhaps it's because I was born a week before Christmas, but I just love the holiday season. Every year about the end of July or early August, I feel compelled to pull out my Christmas tunes for a few days... sort of a way to tide me over until November gets here.
Speaking of the holidays and music and such... I believe it should be a federal law that all citizens be required to listen to symphonic Christmas music. I love to go to the symphony at Christmas. Many of the old carols just sound so much better when played by a full orchestra. And the things is... you have no excuse for not soaking some up. Even if your local orchestra isn't in action, the Boston Pops are always on A&E a few times with their Christmas concert.