Diana West: Keeping holiday voices with us
“It” is the soundtrack of the season -- Christmas carols. From mall to shining mall, these carols sync American life in a rare shared cultural experience that lasts exactly as long as the holiday shopping season itself. Most of the widely — OK, incessantly — played songs are secular in content: “White Christmas,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and more.
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