Last year at work, we started with the Christmas music far too early (1st December), which meant that by the time three weeks later we finally broke up, I’d found the same album on loop so traumatising that we didn’t even venture near the idea until a week from the end.
Even a couple of run throughs were quite distressing, though, so thank goodness for Sufjan Stevens who, as well as being the bearer of all tunes soft and wistful, was revealed by a quick Google search to be probably the the prolific source of Christmas albums that the music world has ever seen, ten of them I think in total.
For anyone fed up with the traditional Christmas aural fare, here is a link to his page, complete with groovy, non-traumatising songs.
Also, I’ve included a belated picture of my Timbatree. It’s just so much easier to decorate than a normal tree, and produced by an environmentally aware company too.