As mentioned a while ago, Black Friday is part of my Christmas tradition, the day to buy a Christmas tree, decorate the place for the holiday, and begin in earnest the most wonderful time of the year. It's also when I have full license to play Christmas music (not that I don't sneak-listen to it during the year...). This is what I'm listening to today while putting up the tree. There's "Do You Hear What I Hear" by Bing Crosby, my favorite from when I was little and I would help my mom put out decorations (including dancing to it, which meant hanging off the side of the wing chair like a little monkey), "Can't Believe It's Christmas" from Veggie Tales thanks to James, "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" by Kay Starr-- a contribution from my friend Stephanie who makes Christmas mixes every year with her sisters, and spare arrangements by Low, Enya, and Sarah McLachlan that make me think of a quiet snowy morning before the world wakes up. Happy Christmas, friends.