It’s December! And what better way to kick off the holidays than with an awesome, non-retail nightmare soundtrack. I love mix tapes – and I love all my new bloggy friends – so I thought I’d give you all a little early Christmas present.
1. No Use for a Name – Fairytale of New York
2. Phantom Planet – Winter Wonderland
3. Death Cab – Baby Please Come Home
4. Manic Street Preachers – Ghost of Christmas
5. My Chemical Romance – All I Want for Christmas
6. Relient K – Angels We Have Heard on High
7. Bird and the Bee – Carol of the Bells
8. The Hives & Cyndi Lauper – Christmas Duel
9. The Eels – Xmas is Going to the Dogs
10. Fuel – We Three Kings
11. Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
12. Bright Eyes – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
13. The Fray – Happy Christmas (War is Over)
14. Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time
15. Ryan Adams – Hey Parker, It’s Christmas
16. Snow Patrol – When I Get Home for Christmas
17. Sufjan Stevens – Star of Wonder
18. Various – The Christmas Song
19. Band of Horses – The First Song
20. The Dandy Warhols – Every Day Should Be a Holiday
Okay, I promise, no more Christmas posts for at least a week. Hopefully this’ll keep you company while you decorate the tree, bake cookies, rock out and wrap up for the oncoming snow. Hope you like it it!
Oh fun!! And also: YOU SCOOPED ME! lol
I’m excited to listen to this though!
Does that mean beat?? lol it’s December!!
That’s a good idea, I suppose Christmas music IS more tolerable when it comes from your favorite bands. So when am I getting my copy?
Just click on the image and you can download the whole thing as a zip file 🙂
Sweet! I just did it. Thank you for the present ;).
Love this! I plan on posting an indie holiday playlist a bit closer to Christmas.
I’ll look out for it!
Looks like such a great playlist! I’ll have to download it. Thank you for sharing it with us!
This is all kinds of awesome! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for commenting on my blog!
aw what a great idea!! may have to DL this 🙂 you actually just reminded me that i need to make a mix for someone. haha. thanks for coming to my blog!
OMG! Love it! Tons of songs I didn’t know about! I’m listening to all of them…to see which ones I like!
Thank you…love the gift 🙂
Yay!! You’re welcome 🙂 I did the same thing to narrow it down to 20!
thanks for sharing! i’ll have to download this tomorrow and listen to it at work to make the days go by faster =) I also had to pat myself on the back for knowing a few of the artists though I can’t say I religiously listen to them. Better than nothing, though, right!?
It’s funny, I saw this post and immediately thought that maybe I had clicked on Kyla! 😉
You two are so alike.
Aww thanks that’s so nice to hear!! (maybe that’s why we make such good friends!) 🙂
I’m going to put this playlist on my ipod and call it the “Hip Christmas Mix”
Awesome!! Street cred! 🙂
I love Relient K’s Christmas CD and I love everything Christmas! I am the girl who will listen to it 24/7 from Thanksgiving until Christmas Day and not get sick of it. At all.
I haven’t heard from some of these songs so I’d love to listen to see some new ones!
Fun! Downloading it now! Great picture/image/icon thing you made, too! I love the sparkles. I can’t wait to see what you do for your wedding!!! 🙂
Oh thanks – I know, sparkles might be the biggest reason we’re having it in December (shhh don’t tell!) Hope you guys like it 🙂
Ooo fun! I am always looking for new songs to check out!! Can’t wait to listen to these!
Fairy Tale of New York!!! probably my all time favourite christmas song
I love the original but I love this one just as much!
See, now that’s a good list of holiday songs instead of the ones they have on constant repeat year after year!
You are my hero for posting this!!!! 🙂
WONDERFUL wonderful Christmas mix! I too love the altern Christmas songs, with the acoustic versions and the covers (obviously the former being a subset of the latter) It’s just nice to hear Christmas songs, but not in a form that you have a reasonable expectation to hear 4 times in one day as you go Christmas shopping. Plus you have somehow manage to capture artists whom I have loved but not to the extent of fanaticism that I knew they had Christmas songs. And honestly, MCR with that song? And the Hives teaming up with Cyndi Lauper?! Only for Christmas, eh? 🙂
May just have to make my own Christmas mix CD now, and a few of your songs may well feature 😛 I won’t deign to even pretend I have more eclectic music taste than you, but I’ll be putting up the Christmas songs that strike my fancy this month on my rather less well-written blog, and you might just find something new if you find some free time to drop by!
I’ll stop fawning over you now. Many e-hugs and high fives to you!
Hey this is great! I found you from 20sb. I’m gonna follow your blog. Great work!
You inspired me to put a gift of songs together too. Though mine is acoustic. Thanks again.
Emily! Emily! I’ve finally finished compiling my Christmas CD. Take a listen, tell me what you think!
Of course, I’ve namechecked you and your wonderful idea 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Aww thanks! I’ll def. download it 🙂
Thanks for this list! Loving it!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Wonderful list, I love that Eels song especially.
A fantastic list of fantastic music, with even a “Don’t Steal” PSA to boot!
Oh, the Holiday Cheer! ;D Love it!!
Hullo, dunno if you’ll still read this comment, but give this a look see. I’m loathe to follow any suggestions the NME give (they’ve just gotten worse in the last 5 years, haven’t they? more pretentious and fiercely against anything the public like) but it’s Christmas music and more importantly free 😛
And because I owe you!