A Very Indie Holiday Mix

Please don’t turn on your radio. You might be subjected to the terrible, terrible sounds of the Christmas carol. Take my advice, download these songs, make adorable personalized CDs and give them to your friends—I wouldn’t lead you astray. These Christmas picks will allow you to be festive and alternative at the same time. Who could ask for anything more?

1. Ron Sexsmith — Maybe This Christmas

2. Billy Bragg — Cold and Bitter Tears

3. Arcade Fire — Jingle Bell Rock

4. Yo La Tengo — It’s Christmas Time

5. The Pogues — Fairytale of New York

6. Bob Dylan — Must Be Santa

7. Sufjan Stevens — Come On! Let’s Boogey To The Elf Dance!

8. Radiohead — Winter Wonderland

9. Dave n’ Megan — I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas

10. Bright Eyes — Blue Christmas

11. Feist — Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming

12. Jason Collett — A Beguiled Christmas in Sales

13. Rufus Wainwright — Spotlight On Christmas

14. The Beatles — Christmastime (Is Here Again)

15. Blitzen Trapper — Christmas Is Coming Soon

16. Litterbug — It’s Christmas Time

17. Burquitlam Plaza — Christmas Wish

18. Dan Bryk — Love Me for Christmas

19. Paper Moon — I Hope It’s Something Good

20. Eels — Christmas is Going to the Dogs

21. Belle and Sebastian — O Come, O Come Emmanuel

22. Ryan Adams — Hey Parker, It’s Christmas

23. Tom Waits — Silent Night

24. Evangelicals — The Last Christmas On Earth

25. The Walkmen — No Christmas While I’m Talking

26. Weezer — Christmas Song

27. The Black Halos — Homeless For Christmas

28. Hot Hot Heat — Christmas Day in the Sun

29. Young and Sexy — Santa Likes Rich Kids Better

30. Hawksley Workman — Merry Christmas, I love you!

If I’ve forgotten any essentials, post them!

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