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Eliminate Christmas music from playback in iTunes 11

2166 Views 28 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2013 11:28 AM by texasspike RSS
  • BnJmn42 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Not sure about the dissapear form song list when unchecked. I can't get that result.

    As to adding selection to upnext, I believe its right-click or control click and select add to up next. Or good old drag and drop selection onto the up next list in the right side of the status panel. (top center of itunes)


    I'll keep an eye out of dissapearing files...... they'll probably turn up with all the missing soxs

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)

    Could this be happening because the song is "in the cloud". Unchecking a song may be a way to use the View/Hide items in the Cloud.  Just a guess.

  • SimonTheDog Calculating status...

    Perfect seasonal question. i suggest moderator flag this for every December 27.


    Question.  It seems that the easier solution is to merely sort for genre, find your Christmas music, then uncheck it all. Yes.

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)

    The process for switching between Libraries is relatively simple. The only thing that would make it easier would be the ability to switch libraries from the File/Library Menu vs quitting/reopening iTunes.


    My personel opinion is that it makes for a cleaner simpler Library. I have at the moment 1,600 items, 3.8 days, 9 GB of Christmas songs. This may not be a lot depending on who's standards you go by, but having a seperate Library for that many songs, you only use a few weeks out of the year, is the way to go. 

  • texasspike Calculating status...

    I have about 9 gb of christmas music in an outside folder on my hard drive.  I would like to incorporate it into my itunes music (about 150gb) for the season so that it will play when I want to hear it and randomly, however, I want to be able to move it back out of my itunes in January and save it again for next year.  There has to be an easier way to do this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)

    Enjoy. Glad this method works for you. I'm listening to my Christmas Library now myself.  

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)

    Is your Christmas music all sorted by Kind: Christmas. If it were sorted in some specific manor, you could create a "Smart Folder" in your main Library called Christmas for example. Then all your music sorted by Kind: Christmas would automatically be moved into the Smart Playlist.

  • texasspike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, it is sorted by genre.  I have it all on an external hard drive along with my other music just in a different file.  If i include it as a folder, I can't get it out in January.  It is a pain to do that.  It won't delete it out of my folders when I need them gone.  I listen to music all of the time randomly and can not figure out how to easily do this.  It just seems like there should be an easy way to do this.  I want it to be randomly played along with my other music, I don't really want to listen to all xmas music all of the time.  Thanks for your help.

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