How can I make Christmas Songs Hidden Until Christmas?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by superbungalow, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. superbungalow macrumors member

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    This is very annoying. I added a bunch of Christmas songs to iTunes last year, and enjoyed some festive music through the Christmas period. Now, however, it is February. Is there anyway I can make these just not sync to my iPod or hide, until Christmas. I'm fairly sure there's no built in way in iTunes to do this, so a hack would be fine. Has anyone else ever had this problem?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You could uncheck the songs, this way iTunes won't play them and there is a preference not to sync unchecked songs IIRC.
     
  3. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Bingo - this is what I do. The only downside (and please someone correct me if I am wrong, I hope I am...) is that it takes a long time to check/uncheck each song, esp when you have hundreds of them. I wish there was a way to batch check/uncheck.
     
  4. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Show all christmas songs and CMD-click on one of the checkboxes, this will un-check all of them. :)
     
  5. leumluath macrumors member

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    Make a playlist of Christmas songs. Synch music, and selected playlists, then uncheck the playlist until Christmas.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Have all the xmas songs with the same genre, say Xmas. Make a smart playlist where all songs are genre xmas. Don't sync that playlist.
     
  7. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Either use Genre as a marker or add a comment to all your xmas songs then make smart playlist with comment and then uncheck all at once
     
  8. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! I even thought I had tried this - I guess not! Like I said, I am glad I was wrong :)
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #9
    Select songs -> Right-click and Uncheck Selection (will turn into Check Selection if they're unchecked):

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