Wil Wheaton, apparently you were my only hope, and you have saved me from holiday music hell!
Over at WWdN: In Exile, Wil talks about Christmas with his family–glad you got the days off, Wil!–but also shares his holiday music playlist. It doesn’t look full of muzak crapola that often makes me ill whenever I shop or turn on the radio over the holidays–for instance, instead of the traditional Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer motif, he lists Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo instead.
I am hip to find all these on Amazon MP3 Downloads or iTunes (with a distinct preference for the former) and put them on one of my USB keys, then take it downstairs to play on my Early 21st Century DVD player, which can play AVIs, WMAs, MOVs, and any other format you can throw at it, and has a USB port.
Once again, thank you Wil!