One thing I enjoy about having an iPod is the “genius” feature in iTunes. I can pick a song I like, click the Genius button, and immediately a playlist will be generated from the other songs in my library. It works great–most of the time.
It does not work with Christmas music.
I wanted some background music when I was baking the gingerbread cookies just now. Some will go to a bake sale tonight, others to a care package for Big Brother, and whatever’s left after that will get eaten here. I made 9 dozen cookies today, so there’s enough to go around.
So I cued up Taylor Swift’s “Silent Night, Holy Night” and told the Genius to do its thing. It went from the sublime to the ridiculous. The second tune was Rascal Flatt’s “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” which was very nice. And then the third tune was “Who’s Your Daddy” by Toby Keith.
I don’t think that one quite fits the Christmas theme.
I won’t be leaving my Christmas music to the Geniuses anymore.