Here's a holiday music Spotify playlist to go with my annotated list of Christmas (and Hanukkah) songs in Thursday's Inquirer.

The link to the story on is here. The songs on this playlist don't always correspond exactly because everything's not available on Spotify, but there are bonus tracks - like Cheap Trick's "I Want You For Christmas" - here that aren't on the original list.

Go to this link to listen to the playlist in Spotify. It's called Xmas2012.

The Dropkick Murphys' mischief-and-mayhem making "The Season's Upon Us" isn't on the Spotify list, but the video is below. That's a picture of Sufjan Stevens and friends. Download his Chopped & Scrooged hip-hop mixtape here.

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