The holidays mean many things to many people. Time with family. Beloved traditions. Gifts and parties and cookies. Magical, wonderful things -- and at least one horrible thing: Holiday travel. Whether you're whiling away the hours waiting for a delayed fight or road-tripping it over the (icy) rivers and through the (snowy, poorly lit) woods to the Middle of Nowhere Hometown USA, the journey is probably no Santa's magical sleigh-ride. And once you get there? It's family fights and last-minute shopping anxiety and fruitcake (oh, fruitcake). Don't start stressing yet! We've got the perfect survival kit to get you through whatever your wild ride to the holi-daze might be.
This playlist is divided into segments designed to suit your needs: eye of the tiger jams to get you moving and motivated; soothing, Zen-like tunes for when you need to compose yourself and just breathe; loud rock and hip-hop for drowning out that chatty passenger next to you; quiet lullabies for drifting off into Xanax/Ambien land; screamers for when it's not appropriate for you to do so yourself; songs of resiliency to keep you going; and, of course, survivor anthems. We're all in this together! We will survive! And we'll get to that magical holiday wonderland -- eventually.