I know that if I have my ipod earbuds on in the grocery store, when the Daft Punk TRON sountrack comes on, everything around me suddenly has WAY over-amped significance to it, and I feel like I'm stalking the aisles in slow motion... kind of fun, all this foreboding dramatic atmosphere, and I'm just picking up a bunch of bannanas.
It's kind of like that "dramatic chipmunk" thing.
As to Christmas music, the Charlie Brown Christmas special album always snaps me back to my childhood, and also to a crush I had on Pamelyn Ferdin, one of tha actresses that voiced Lucy Van Pelt and was also in some Lassie shows and that Star trek Episode with the "Friendly Angel" played by Melvin Belli...... She's the kinda-crazy one who became a radical animal rights activist when she grew up.
That's probably too much information there, huh. :-)