For a Cozy Evening By the Fire with Friends: A Warm, Autumn Playlist

Let's face it, sometimes a full-on party is just too much during the holiday season. Sometimes all you want to do is kick back, open a bottle of wine, light a fire and listen to some music. There are songs that begin to feel like they belong at certain times of the year. Perhaps it has to do with memories attributed to them, or perhaps there is something inherent in a song that allows it to settle in with the weather.

These songs — cozy, warm, and for the most part, distinctly American — are right at home with Fall, especially here in Seattle. (Neil Young just belonged in there, despite being Canadian). These songs, some current and some classic, are perfect for that night at home with loved ones: more settled in than summer, but not cold or dreary enough for winter. Take a listen!

Danse Caribe -- Andrew Bird
Lorelai -- Fleet Foxes
Two Weeks -- Grizzy Bear
Nothin' Can Change This Love -- Sam Cooke
Muzzle of Bees -- Wilco
I Still Miss Someone -- Johnny Cash
Never Gonna Give You Up -- The Black Keys
Chinese Translation -- M. Ward
Love Minus Zero/No Limit -- Bob Dylan
Comes a Time -- Neil Young
Torch Song -- The Walkmen
Hold On -- Tom Waits

You can listen to or download this playlist on Spotify, here.

(Image: Marcia Prentic/Adir & Marcello's Worldy Retreat)