As a literary critic, my job is to dig deeply into literature and other pieces of writing--to analyze, to interpret, to find unique value. So I'm always interested to see other forms of art receive the same treatment. This week, Vox took a closer look at Christmas songs to find out what makes them so addictive. Take a look at this fun video to find out what magic chord gets all of us in the holiday spirit.
Dr. Spivey is a college English professor and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.