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Music of Christmas

How to Create a Free Personalized Christmas Music Mix

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f you really love Christmas music and there’s not one of those all-Christmas-all-the-time radio stations in your area, have you thought about Pandora?

Pandora is the product of the Music Genome Project, an attempt to categorize as much music as possible by "collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every track - melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics ... and more!" according to the Pandora site. They do that with trained musicians, musicologists and others who then enter that data into a searchable database – except it’s a whole lot easier to access than it sounds.

You can enter a search term – Christmas music – and Pandora will give you a huge selection from which to choose. You decide on one and listen. If you like it you tell Pandora either thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Pandora will then suggest songs that are more in keeping with the thumbs-up selections. You keep refining your choices until you’ve created a playlist that’s all your own.

You can listen to Pandora on your computer or have it built in to an Internet radio such as Livio or Chumby – and then, if you want, you can listen to Christmas music in the middle of summer.

Written by Dianne Weller
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