The Walkmen - No Christmas While I’m Talking.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #42.
“Do it one more time, just for a little while.”
Merry Christmas, Tumblr.
LCD Soundsystem - Oh You (Christmas Blues).
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #41.
“I can’t forget what you put me through…”
A slow (and somewhat bluesy) finish to Christmas 2012.
Frightened Rabbit - It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #40.
“The next day life went back to its past self…”
Listening to this song makes me want to cry in front of a fireplace… but damn, it’s so good.
Band of Horses - The First Song.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #39.
“And Christmas Time coming and over approaching. We’ve been drinking for long.”
Everything about Everything All The Time has this wintery, whiskey-filled feel to it.
Stars - Fairytale of New York (Pogues Cover).
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #38.
“And the boys from the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay, and the bells were ringing out for Christmas Day.”
A little Irish medley from your favorite Canadians.
Modular - El Viaje Magico De Santa Claus.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #37.
“Santa Claus es bien informal. Va a bailar a la discoteque. Pincha vinilos de los Beach Boys Os Mutantes y los Bee Gees.”
Okay, this is a magical song.
Dan Deacon - Silver Bells.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #36.
You can never say that Dan Deacon doesn’t have a sense of humor.
Fiona Apple - Frosty the Snowman.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #35.
Never, ever, ever would I expect Fiona Apple to be singing this. But here we are.
The xx - Last Christmas (Wham! Cover).
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #34.
“A face on a lover with a fire in his heart. A man under cover but you tore me apart. Now I’ve found a real love, you’ll never fool me again.”
Only the xx and George Michael (the singer-songwriter) can melt my heart like this.
Rilo Kiley - Xmas Cake.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #33.
“But the New Year is right in front of you, cry into your Christmas cake.”
Granted, it’s a fucking depressing song — but it’s a wonderful song nonetheless.
The Bird and the Bee - Carol of the Bells.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #32.
A traditional song with the angelic voice of Inara George.
Blitzen Trapper - Christmas Is Coming Soon!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #31.
“Steve McQueen, high school girls, blow a kiss, sandy pearls, bullet holes, hidden scars, making love in a stolen car. Christmas is coming soon…”
What the folk, it’s Christmas.
The Shins - Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney Cover).
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #30.
“Simply having a wonderful Christmas time.”
Let’s face it: James Mercer would make a really delightful elf.
She & Him - Baby, It’s Cold Outside.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #29.
“Well maybe just a half a drink more/Put some records on while I pour.”
Who wouldn’t want to spend some time indoors with Zooey Deschanel or M.Ward?
Eleanor Friedberger - Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me).
HAPPY HOLIDAYS #28.
“I don’t need a lot of presents to make my Christmas bright. I just need my baby’s arms wound around me tight.”
A funk-a-fied Christmas song that Eleanor Friedberger can only give.