I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas music. It’s almost a shame that we only listen to it this time each year (even though I have been known to listen to a Christmas song on my iPod ANY time of the year, if it comes up on shuffle).
Most people know the standards (“Jingle Bells,” “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”) and the novelty recordings (“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”) but what I want to focus on today are my top 10 Christmas songs that you have probably never heard. Most of these fall into the rock/indie rock category.
Candypants – The Happiest Time Of The Yearhttps://cuterthanpie.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/candypants.jpg
Julian Casablancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today
Cover of the SNL song written by Horatio Sanz
Eugene Edwards – Dear Mom and Dadhttps://cuterthanpie.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/eugene.jpg
Eels – Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmashttps://cuterthanpie.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/eels.jpg
Grandaddy – Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
Sample lyric: “In the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he is Alan Parsons.”
Low – Just Like Christmashttps://cuterthanpie.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/low.jpg
The Raveonettes – Come On Santahttps://cuterthanpie.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/rave.jpg
Shonen Knife – Space Christmashttps://cuterthanpie.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/shonen.jpg
Stew – Now I Have It All (It’s Christmas Time Again)
Free MP3 available to download at Stewsongs.com
The Weepies – All That I Want
This was featured in a Target commercial last year, and it instantly became one of my favorite Christmas songs.
In my opinion, all of these songs make a fine addition to any Christmas mix. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have.