Jazz pianist and singer Emi Meyer has a lot of fond memories of the holiday season.

"For me, a lot of it, is seeing family and traveling. On New Year's I have really fond memories of going to the temples in Kyoto and spending time with my grandmother in Osaka. New Year's was the time when my family would come over (from Seattle) and visit."

I assume Meyer is also a seasoned caroller, but, "I've never really been into performing holiday songs," she says.