Favorite Modern Christmas Songs

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A bit tired of hearing Bruce babbling on about Clarence getting a new sax for Christmas? Us too. Here’s a holly jolly roundup of some little-known originals and some well-known classics done by some of our favorite modern (mostly indie) artists. Have a favorite tune you wish to share? Just post a comment below and let us know.

Also, please support all these bands and buy their music! Merry Merry!

Boy Least Likely To“Christmas Isn’t Christmas” – MP3

The Mynabirds“All I Want is Truth (For Christmas)”MP3

Duvall“Do You Hear What I Hear”MP3

Sufjan Stevens“Only at Christmas Time”MP3
and “That Was the Worst Christmas Ever”MP3

The Dismemberment Plan“This Christmas”MP3

Dream Diary“Christmas All Over”MP3

Mogwai“Christmas Song”MP3

Alexi Murdoch“Silent Night”MP3

Wesley Willis“Merry Christmas” - MP3

Long Winters“Sometimes You Have to Work on Xmas”MP3

Cliff Hillis“On A Day Like Christmas”MP3

Low“Just Like Christmas”MP3

Belle & Sebastian“Are You Coming Over For Christmas?”MP3

Death Cab For CutieChristmas (Baby, Please Come Home)MP3

Centro-Matic“Fuselage (It’s Starting to Look Like Christmas)”MP3

Descendents - “Christmas Vacation”MP3

The Swimmers“A Christmas Sound”MP3

Adam Arcuragi“The Christmas Song”MP3

The Flaming Lips“A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn’t So)”MP3

The Hives & Cyndi Lauper “A Christmas Duel”MP#

Adventures of Jet“Waiting for Christmas”MP3

Pearl Jam“Someday at Christmas”MP3

Snow Patrol“When I Get Home For Christmas”MP3

The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl “Fairytale Of New York”MP3

Chomsky“Christmas Time Is Here”MP3

Videos

Harvey Danger - “Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)”Video

Aimee Mann“Calling on Mary”Video

The Ramones“Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)”Video

Comments

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23 Comments

  1. Eric

    Great list.

    Eef Barzelay does a stripped down version of “Joy To The World” that’s good all year round.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X7ZPVY

  2. Eric

    Great list.

    Eef Barzelay does a stripped down version of “Joy To The World” that’s good all year round.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X7ZPVY

  3. Mark

    I just love to cuddle up by the fire with my mug of egg nogg and listen to Christmas jazz songs….Here’s a link to a bunch of good
    christmas jazz albums

  4. I just love to cuddle up by the fire with my mug of egg nogg and listen to Christmas jazz songs….Here’s a link to a bunch of good
    christmas jazz albums

  5. Any chance I could get an mp3 of the Man…Or Astroman? tune, please?

  6. Any chance I could get an mp3 of the Man…Or Astroman? tune, please?

  7. Daniel DeBlasio

    Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas from the Family” nearly killed me on my first listen. There’s never been a second. I know how these things sometimes go. I’m worried it won’t hold up. Still, you gotta love the image of the Tampon Christmas Angel. Maybe this year. Maybe.

    I’m surprised there’s nothing up there from either of El Vez’s Christmas albims, “Sno-Way, Jose” and “Merry MeX-mas.” I know he has at least one fan at UsedWigs.

  8. Daniel DeBlasio

    Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas from the Family” nearly killed me on my first listen. There’s never been a second. I know how these things sometimes go. I’m worried it won’t hold up. Still, you gotta love the image of the Tampon Christmas Angel. Maybe this year. Maybe.

    I’m surprised there’s nothing up there from either of El Vez’s Christmas albims, “Sno-Way, Jose” and “Merry MeX-mas.” I know he has at least one fan at UsedWigs.

  9. Pascal Redfern

    Most of your songs (not all) are secular based. One of the best modern Christmas song that talks about the birth of Christ is Mary, did you know. I particularly like Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd’s verson

  10. Pascal Redfern

    Most of your songs (not all) are secular based. One of the best modern Christmas song that talks about the birth of Christ is Mary, did you know. I particularly like Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd’s verson

  11. mc

    i’ll never tire of the waitresses’ great song “wrapping”!

  12. mc

    i’ll never tire of the waitresses’ great song “wrapping”!

  13. Jeremy Koegler

    Recently, Paper Tongues did a cover of Carol of the Bells… its pretty amazing

  14. Rosie_thao

    She & Him has a few great songs! Love Zooey’s voice!

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