auld lang syne

Pop Quiz: Test Your New Year's Knowledge

As millions of people around the world toast the arrival of 2013, it's worth taking a moment to think about the hodgepodge of songs, drinks and delicacies that have grown up around this holiday. If you've ever wondered why we sing an 18th century Scottish ballad on the last day of December, take a peek at our New Year's 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?