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good christmas music

Filed under: — adrian @ 2:03 am

I’m going to do a radio show of good Christmas music for my last show before Christmas, December 22, 6-9am.

I’m looking for suggestions for songs or albums. Requirements: Christmas songs, mentions Christmas, otherwise appropriately themed. Genre’s not as important, but it’ll mostly be rock.

So far, my list looks something like:

  • “Christmas Card” Jimmy Eat World
  • Sufjan Steven Christmas EPs
  • the Motown Christmas album
  • the Phil Spector Christmas Album
  • the Low Christmas EP
  • the Pedro the Lion Christmas 7″‘s (I have one and I’ll hopefully get the new one at the David Bazan concert on Sunday)
  • “Brick” by Ben Folds Five
  • “Happy Xmas (The War is Over)” Polyphonic Spree version
  • Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music (likely the recording by USC HS, ha!)
  • “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Death Cab for Cutie
  • “Christmas Song” by Mogwai
  • the Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas Music (like just “Skating”)
  • “Run Away with Me” Jens Lekman

Any other suggestions? In this case it’s equally important that it be “good” and “Christmas.”

5 Responses to “good christmas music”

  1. Em Says:

    I like it when classical or jazz musicians play christmas standards, especially instrumental. I heard an especially beautiful piano version of “Good Kind Wenceslas” last year, but I don’t know who played it.

    Sorry, that’s not very helpful. As long as you stay away from anything the all christmas stations are playing, you should be fine.

  2. jdawg Says:

    the official nyc christmas standard:
    christmas time in hollis queens, run dmc

  3. dylan Says:

    “It’s Christmas Time,” Yo La Tengo, Merry Christmas From Yo La Tengo

  4. Urban Saddle » Sufjan Christmas Says:

    […] Christmas comes a little bit early this year. And it can for you too! If you fancy the banjo plucking, soft voice singing, Sufjan Stevens, and the traditional hymns and songs of Christmas, look no further. Adrian links to a blog entry from last year that has three of the Sufjan Christmas EPs in an easy-to-download format. The songs range from the beautiful (O Holy Night) to the ancient (The Friendly Beasts) to the fun (Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance!) to the lo-fi (Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella) to the original (It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad). And those genres mix too! […]

  5. adrian is rad » Blog Archive » this week, playlist; following weeks, plan Says:

    […] Speaking of which, I’ve found a few more indie “Christmas mixes” with lots of songs to download (mostly via brooklynvegan). […]

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