Let's be upfront: this Vampire Weekend song has nothing directly to do with Christmas. Moreover, Horchata is hardly much of a winter drink, as it's meant to be served cold.
And yet the words tell us, "In December, drinking horchata, I'd look pyschotic in a balaclava," and the wintry theme continues on over a tropical rhythm.
For whatever reason, Horchata is a song we associate with the season in our house, so much so that I put it on our annual Christmas mix CD a couple of years ago. No one complained.
Why would they? It's not much fun to refuse.
This is the latest in my musical advent calendar. Just a few days to go!