Christmas Tunes

It’s that time of year my friends. The “yes, I’d love it if you’d super-grande-size my egg nog spiced cinnamon caramel whole milk latte” season as I sometimes like to call it. And to go along with my heart attack in a coffee cup I like to fill the air with a few Christmas tunes.

I have a problem though.

I was perusing iTunes the other day for some new Christmas music and I felt like I was trying to solve National Treasure III. Between all the new Beatles stuff to Katy Perry’s scandalousness to Bieber fever, I couldn’t find anything winter-y enough to pique my interest.

So I implore your help. What are you listening to this week/month? Who’s rocking your latte-d world?

I’m not talking about an N*SYNC playlist or the Mariah Carey Album or Faith’s latest either. Everybody’s got all those. I want the most hippie most indie most original Holiday stuff y’all got.

Comments below please.

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19 thoughts on “Christmas Tunes”

  1. You ain't lived 'till you have heard the Spike Jones Christmas Album. That and his beautiful rendition of
    "Cocktails for Two".

  2. Not sure I can help you with the "most hippie" part. But here's a couple. Dave Barnes' new Christmas album is really good. And we have a friend (who also sang at our wedding) who is amazing and he's putting out a Christmas album later this month, and releasing a song a week until then. You can check out the first two at You won't be disappointed.

  3. Maybe not hippie or indie, but I can't stop listening to the Brian Setzer Orchestra's version of The Nutcracker Suite. Probably because it combines two things I find fascinating – big band and ballet.

    Also not hippie or indie, but very different and AWESOME is Family Force 5's Christmas Pageant CD. But you have to like rocking out. 😉

  4. There's ALWAYS Sujan's Christmas albums. I've been into a band called Fiction Bailey. They pop up on my Sufjan holiday Pandora station (WHICH IS AWESOME!). And gives very good ideas for new music.

  5. Vince Guaraldi Trio. It's like Charlie Brown Christmas jazz non-stop. There's also Andrew Peterson. It's not as Christmas-y sounding, but it's all about Jesus. He even has a song whose lyrics only contain the lineage of Jesus. "Matthew's Begats."

  6. Im obsessed with the Barenaked Ladies christmas album. I know it sounds ridiculous, but its actually spectacular. That pandora station also has plenty to offer.

  7. It's not very Indie as many of the above have stated but the band GoFish has a great Christmas CD in my opinion. They have great harmonies and combine some Christmas classics with some of their own Christmas songs. Or (as lame as this may sound) the Gaither Gospel Christmas songs are one of my all time favorites. I grew up with those CDs which may be why they have a special place in my heart but I just thought I would suggest it.

  8. Baby It's Cold Outside by Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews (or the original from Neptune's Daughter is cool too). O Holy Night by anyone is cool.

  9. I just started listening to Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (self-titled album), definitely worth a listen. There older stuff is really good too.

    …then again, I spend most of my winter months listening to summer music to help me get through the ridiculous cold weather.

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