Christmas music

I'll Be Broke for Christmas: The Holiday Cash Quiz!

To get a better feeling for the curious flow of Christmas cash, we reviewed at some of the biggest-sellers, biggest-tickets, and most traditional holiday treats. If you've ever wondered about the money underlying the season, take a peek at this Christmas cash quiz!

Christmas Music: A Gift That Keeps on Giving (Royalties)

For two months a year, Christmas music is inescapable. As a result, Christmas albums can be real cash cows, year after year. Which led us to wonder: Who's getting all that money? The recording artists? The songwriters (or their heirs)? Or some corporate fat cats in really sharp suits?

Christmas Music Already at McDonald's: Lovin' It?

Your ears do not deceive you. Many McDonald's restaurants have already started pumping out holiday music. Hey, when MCD corporate sends its monthly CD, you play it. But isn't a tad early? Or are we ready, even before trick or treating, for the sounds of holly, jolly Christmas cheer?