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Sweet Secret Peace

A Christmas mixtape

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Christmas songs that seemed simple in my youth now carry inflections of complex feelings many of us experience during the Christmas season: nostalgia and contentment, longing and melancholy. The best songs reflect this complexity, or, at least, compliment each other in a carefully-crafted playlist that tries.




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Jessica Lee McMillan

Jessica Lee McMillan

Poet, Iconoclast, Word Nerd. Likes shiny things. Writes on Philosophy, Music, Nature.

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