Our advice now that Thanksgiving has passed: Forget fighting the crowds at the Enormo Mall; stay home and kick out the holiday jams instead. With the turkey consumed, the season of seasonal music has begun. For the next month, you can unashamedly listen to all the peppy, bouncy, hokey, overly sentimental and just plain fun songs you want.
On this week's episode of USA TODAY's Dad Rock podcast, hosts Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan pick their favorite holiday songs, along with a couple of listener suggestions. While a melancholy selection or two might make the list, most of the songs celebrate the joy of the season.