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Turning your holiday iTunes library off Apps
Looking to turn your holiday music off, but don't want to spend an hour clicking and scrolling through your iTunes library?

If you have an extensive collection of holiday songs in your iTunes library like I do (750 and counting) and it's time to turn the cheer off, here's an easy way to do it.

Assuming you have the songs all listed as 'Holiday,' do a search in iTunes for 'holiday.'

That will bring up only those songs. Select all of the songs found, then hold the Command button and click in the check box of any song. This will deselect ALL of them. Clear the search and you have your total library back, with Bing, Nat and the MacKenzie Brothers taking a well-earned rest. No more 'Grandma got run over by a Reindeer' till next Christmas!

[crarko adds: Simple but effective. Judicious use of playlists can accomplish the same feat.]
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Turning your holiday iTunes library off
Authored by: ekgolds on Jan 03, '12 12:14:04PM

A easier way would be to just make a playlist of just holiday music and just click on the play list when you want to listen to holiday music

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Turning your holiday iTunes library off
Authored by: BMarsh on Jan 03, '12 03:12:09PM

yes, highly recommend using Genre's and Smart Playlists... then when you do a few additional things like Rate songs, and add BPM, you can get some pretty specific playlists to match particular settings (Christmas, Halloween, Dance, Dinner Music, General - Fast, General - Moderately Fast, etc..)

Much faster in the long run, although can take a bit of time to do some things like rate most songs (I rated most of my playlist while riding to and from work over the course of about 3 months a few years ago, now I just rate the most recent additions when added, or when time allows, and have a Smart Playlist that just shows the unrated songs)

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Turning your holiday iTunes library off
Authored by: Unsoluble on Jan 03, '12 03:59:02PM

Yeah, getting all your tracks rated can take forever, but it's worth it if you love smart playlists (same goes for photos in iPhoto).

I also do most of my ratings on the road I can almost accurately rate a track without looking, on my iPod Classic :) but if you listen on your desktop there are a few apps that can help. My absolute favourite is I Love Stars (Mac App Store link). Unobtrusive, elegant menubar widget: click to rate, can flash (or make a sound, I think) when you're nearing the end of an unrated song to remind you.

Edited on Jan 03, '12 04:00:03PM by Unsoluble

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