Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.

Good grief, Charlie Brown! Is Christmas here yet? The ghost of Christmas past, in this Vince Guaraldi — who was one of the notable American jazz pianists of the mid-20th century — says yes. This might be a little cliché, and you've undoubtedly heard it a million times at the shopping mall already, but dammit, that's what this time of year is about: blind adherence to heart warmingly sappy traditions. Besides, Guaraldi was a beautiful player.