With this in mind here are some totally rad music choices to keep you going until March.
In no particular order here are 15 songs to help you if you've had a rough night, and you hate the fucking Eagles, man.
Brody Dalle - Dressed in Dreams. 'Never let yourself give in, when you're trying to start again.
This post is not all Brody Dalle, but if it were that would be awesome. You should go buy her album now. Once you've decided not to give up on your dreams you will require a 'I'm not playing any of your fucking reindeer games!' Face. That face says 'you don't wanna mess with me'. Remind yourself you are TOUGH!
And when is a good time to make changes? Why, Tonight, Tonight! as advised by the Smashing Pumpkins.
Rival Schools - Wring it Out. "I have battles in my life to keep me distracted. Oh, it's just a lame excuse for acting how I acted"
We're turning up the good feelings now. Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up
No lie, I know of Skinny Boys because of Workaholics but this tune is Fresh! As you gotta be.
'Do the right things, speak the truth
And your days will be much longer' - There is No End by The Abyssinians.
While we're getting contemplative, Sucioperro - Grace And Out of Me. It's like real magic. Bonus JAMIE LENMAN!
Jimmy Eat World's wise words about the Middle. This song is included because it's awesome and I have a lot of friends for whom this is very special, particularly when they are having a tough time. Although, watching this video reminds me how old I am. Hmm. Yeah...noooo...
Nada Surf - Always Love. Solid advice for this year and all the ones after. This is more mellow tune of theirs but the sentiment is dead on. Hey you good ones!
But if you're like nah, let's get heavy! may I suggest Deap Vally - End of the World. Can you see all the Glasgow in this video?! I want so badly to party with these women.
Which put me in mind of this - reputations be damned! Joan Jett - Bad Reputation.
First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining. Keep on keepin' on.
And to finish here is my favourite song of all time. Yes, that's right I have one. Despite owning literally thousands of albums and having been to hundreds of gigs across all musical genres I picked a song to be my favourite and have stuck with it for the last decade. It's my go-to answer. It always makes me feel happy, ALWAYS. It's less than 1 minute 35 seconds long.
It's Feelin' by the La's.
What are your songs for getting through this time of year?