Though I usually start listening to Christmas music in January (it’s never too early!), I figured it best to wait until this first day of December to feature holiday tunes in my monthly playlist. While I love Mariah Carey, John Lennon, and Hanson, there are only so many times I can listen to their radio “classics” before I start to wish they’d never existed. Christmas music comprises a much wider variety than what popular media chooses to play on repeat. There are so many renditions that are more beautiful or cheerful and don’t get nearly enough attention. Listen to my favorites below or on my Spotify page.