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December and I have always had a rather tenuous relationship. Granted growing up I always looked forward to it, what with all the Christmas pageantry and presents and seeing my family from out of state. As the years progressed, the shine started to wear off from Christmas, the onset of Wisconsin winters approached with increasing trepidation each successive year, and soon the month was nothing more than the last 31 days of malaise before the new year. It's not to say December hasn't had its brighter moments to break me from my disinterest, but all in all it would take a momentous turn of events for me to really care right now.

This year, for some odd reason, I'm loathing December. It almost seems like I've been in a dour mood since the clock clicked over to 12/1/2009 12:00 AM. Why? I'm still trying to figure it out myself. Randomly I thought to search my music library for any songs with the word "December" in it, and the resulting songs, oddly enough, confirm that I'm not the only one who could do without the last 31 days of the year. As dour as it may be in spots, here is a mix of those tracks for your perusal. No, it's not chippity cheery holiday music, but those who don't care for much of the pomp and circumstance can take solace in comradery, waiting out these final days before 2010.

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*SCHPADOINKLE!*



A Long December: Music To Hibernate By

01. Norah Jones - December
"I will carry you home / Take me from the loneliest place I have known"

02. Something Corporate - Forget December
"This routine riot is all but practical to me / And if we see it why can't we be it?"

03. Collective Soul - December
"Why follow me to higher ground? / Lost as you swear I am."

04. Mazzy Star - Flowers In December
"They say every man goes blind in his heart / And they say everybody steals somebody's heart away"

05. Pride And Fall - December
"Somewhere through this we have lost our self / Entranced by the forms which the night creates"

06. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - December '63 (Oh What A Night)
"Oh, what a night / You know I didn't even know her name / But I was never gonna be the same"

07. The Nixons - December
"And the snow will fall, the fires will warm / A heart that's full, true and calm"

08. Regina Spektor - December (Demo)
"Turn your room upside down / Turn your down upside"

09. Alison Krauss - Get Me Through December
"No divine purpose brings freedom from sin / And peace is a gift that must come from within"

10. Josh Harty - December
"But I just get older / I always thought it was going to get better"

11. Counting Crows - A Long December
"I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself / To hold on to these moments as they pass "

12. Linkin Park - My December
"Give it all away / Just to have somewhere to go to / Give it all away / To have someone to come home to"

13. Weezer - December
"Only faith can bring to life one who falls by the wayside / Only trust can inspire soggy lungs to breath fire."

14. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Air Of December
"The sun was in the sky like pink champagne / And it glistened in your eyes all day."

15. The Matches - December Is For Cynics
"Used is the new black / Downloads are the new crack / Mocking carols that we hate / Damn, it's easy being great"

16. Static-X - December (Short Edit)
"Sun shines through haze / I put my thoughts toward future days / It's no surprise"

17. The Good Life - (December) Inmates
"There’s a greyhound on Jackson Street / There’s an airport in Council Bluffs / Hell, there’s a car in the driveway / Fifty ways to get lost."
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