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Farewell Christmas music, hello 'Auld Lang Syne' and 2011

The saddest part of New Year's? It's the end of the holiday music season.

I know there are those of you who hate Christmas music, but I love it immensely. I occasionally will even play it out of season (hello, Christmas in July!), but I generally save it at least until after Thanksgiving so that it feels special.

I started pulling the Christmas music off my iPhone the day after Christmas, but I could take solace in the fact that there are still a few holiday songs for the new year that I could enjoy.

The most famous is, of course, "Auld Lang Syne."

However, I'm particularly partial to "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" A couple interpretations, by Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr.:

Or, if you prefer something a little fresher, there's always Death Cab For Cutie's "The New Year":

We here at KPCC encourage everyone to "take a cup of kindness" responsibly this New Year's Eve and wish you all an excellent 2011.

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