I am one of those people who feels bad that Thanksgiving seems to get crowded out by Christmas. I think you should wait until after the Thanksgiving festivities are over before you start shopping in earnest, or blasting the holiday tunes.
I have a history of jumping the gun a little bit on some types of Christmas music. If it’s choral, liturgical, or instrumental, certain types of November (or even October!) weather entice me to listen to it. And I usually do so quietly and in private, because I still feel like it’s too early. It’s my guilty little pleasure.
So, it is in that spirit of “we shouldn’t do this now, but I know some of us will anyway” that I share my latest playlist: Coffee and Keyboard Christmas.
This is the second playlist in the Coffee and Keyboard series. I didn’t realize it was going to be a series when I made the first one, but then I got a little tired of hearing the same 32 songs coming out of my headphones at work, and I started to collect songs for a second edition. That second edition is still in progress, because suddenly I needed a playlist of Christmas instrumentals. (See above RE: jumping the gun.)
Coffee and Keyboard Christmas features 32 instrumental holiday and winter songs to listen to while you work, or any time that words will just get in the way. I tried to mix it up style-wise, like I did with the original, although it was a little bit harder with this kind of music. I leaned heavily on guitar-based and new-agey kind of sounds, but there’s also some orchestral, brass ensemble, solo piano, and even bossa-nova in there.