Microsoft's Sean Alexander offers up a fun way to combine technology and holidays:

Every year, I pore over my Christmas music looking to create the ultimate mix for that cocktail get-together with the neighborhood friends, the perfect in-car mix for shopping, the Christmas Eve Classical mellow-out of young children, and the anthem to which tiny feet run down the stairs Christmas morning.  Yes, I'm a sucker for the holidays.

I also use my free time over the holidays to try and put digital media to some unnatural uses around the home.  This year, sharing photos of holidays past with family and friends takes center stage.

Step 1: Assemble your "Best of the Holidays" Picture Collection into a Single Folder

Step 2: Sprinkle in some Holiday Trivia

Step 3: Assemble the Ultimate Christmas Mix

Step 4: Share it on the Big Screen with Xbox 360, PC, Media Center, Digital Picture Frame etc.

Hope you enjoy- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours.

Check out the full post for details and downloads.