Tuesday Tuneage, December 22

I really dislike Christmas music. That’s actually not true — Christmas carols are enjoyable, and appeal to my Victorian sensibilities. But after spending my entire childhood and teen years listening to the multiple versions of A Very Special Christmas on endless repeat for a month a year, I am almost wholly opposed to anything resembling pop Christmas songs. Here is my short (definitive) list of the only pop Christmas songs worth your time, starting with the best Christmas tune since the day Jesus actually showed up: