Christmas Music From Sufjan Stevens, Tracey Thorn

Happy Monday! Over on NPR, they’re battening down for the holidays, with a stream of Sufjan Stevens’ five-disc, 58-song (!) Christmas-music set Silver & Gold (three hours from start to finish, it’s apparently “best doled out over the course of days”), which is available for $14.99 on iTunes, if you’re interested. They’re also streaming pop-folk [and former Everything But the Girl] singer Tracey Thorn’s lovely Christmas album Tinsel and Lights (ditto, iTunes, $9.99), and R&B singer KEM’s What Christmas Means (iTunes, $7.99).

In less-Christmassy news, cigarettes apparently rot your brain, but that doesn’t seem right.