My philosophy regarding Christmas music is, for the most part, don't mess with it. Do it right. Unfortunately, my notion of "right" is based on an album by the Longines Symphonette that I grew up with that does not exist anymore.
But sometimes I surprise myself. I rather like this non-traditional arrangement, though, to be honest, it doesn't sound very Christmasy to me.
Here's another one. I don't like it as well as the Trans Siberian Orchestra version but it's interesting. In a good way, that is.
I have been pleasantly preoccupied lately so in case I don't get around to posting again in the next couple of weeks, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays to you all.
BTW, I have still been spending a lot of time on Twitter. I'm @uppityokie in case anyone wants to catch me there.