The Christmasiness is palpable.

With Christmas just around the corner and the economy stagnating as it is, we could probably all deal with a little more money in our wallets for gift-giving and ugly-sweater-buying. That's why it's more crucial than ever that we all crack the Billboard Top 40 with our own holiday-themed pop songs and rake in those much-needed millions of dollars in royalties. But how do you do it?!

It's actually harder than you might think. First of all, you probably need to know how to play an instrument. No amount of mashing your fists into a piano's keyboard will result in a modern classic like NewSong's "The Christmas Song" if you don't have a fundamental understanding of the instrument's workings.

Sources: Brett Domino | h/t Tastefully Offensive