With the holiday season nearly upon us, already upon us, or in full swing (depending on who you ask), I'd like to pose the question to you: what are your favorite tunes? It doesn't have to be Christmas - I've learned the Hanukkah tune Sevivon - or even connected to a religious holiday - I adore Marshmallow World, popularized by Johnny Mathis (and mangled by a Target commercial last year, but never mind that).
So ... what special songs make you smile this time of year, no matter how often you hear them? Do they have special versions that are "right" to you, or can any artist sing / interpret them the way they choose?
What about ancient songs, passed down for centuries, sometimes fragmented and reworked? What about the most modern of new classics?
Tell me what music stirs your soul.