Frightened Rabbit “It's Christmas So We'll Stop” from It's Christmas So We'll Stop - Single (FatCat Records 2008)Buy it!
The Raveonettes “The Christmas Song (Alternative Version)” from The Christmas Song - Single (Beat Dies Records 2011) —(note to self: stop playing The Raveonettes every week so that people think you like other bands)Buy it!
Girl In a Coma “I'll Be Home For Christmas” from A Blackheart Christmas (Blackheart)Buy it!
Sullen “Riverbottom Nightmare Band” from Better Than Fruitcake (Sound System) —If you haven't lately, please go watch Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas. It will make you happy.Buy it!
They Might Be Giants “Santa's Beard” from Holidayland - EP (Idlewild Recordings 2001) —Massive bass line.Buy it!
Save Ferris “Christmas Wrapping” from Santa's Swingin Sack (KROQ 1998) —This rock station in LA used to put out a charity comp every year, well, from 97-05 or so. They started off great, trailed off towards the end...Buy it!
The Futureheads “Christmas Was Better In The 80s” from Christmas Was Better In The 80s - Single (Dovecote Records 2010)Buy it!
Tom Waits “A Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis” from Used Songs (1973-1980) (Rhino 2001) —One of the greatest Christmas songs of all time.Buy it!
The Highway Matrons “Got The Blues For Christmas” from A Very Bert Dax Christmas Volume 3 (The Bert Dax Cavalcade Of Stars) L —Such awesome discs. Not a stinker in this series.Buy it!
Downtime “Santa Is Your Daddy (take 9)” from Downtime's Christmas Catheter (Faulty Codpiece Records 1999) L —This is the one with the trumpet solo. Tremble.Buy it!
Cadillac Voodoo Choir “Ho, Ho, Home For Christmas” from Local Licks Yule Rock (KLBJ) —Great guitar licks.Buy it!
The Humpers “Run, Run Rudolph” from Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus (Sympathy for the Record Industry 45 1995) —This version of the song makes me want to play guitar.Buy it!
The Ramones “Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)” from Christmas A Go Go (Wicked Cool www.wickedcoolrecords.com 2008)Buy it!
The Kinks “Father Christmas” from Come Dancing With the Kinks - The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986 (Remastered) (Velvel Records 2000)Buy it!
Miss Jubilee and The Humdingers “Give Me A Kiss For Christmas” from KDHXmas Vol. 2 (KDHX 2012) N L —Check this out, good stuff: http://kdhx.org/about/news/ring-the-bells-and-bang-the-drums-kdhxmas-2012-is-hereBuy it!
Black Prairie “(Everybody Is Waiting For) The Man With The Bag” from Holidays Rule (Hear Music 2012) N Buy it!
Mike Doughty “Holiday (What Do You Want?)” from Ear Candy Holiday Compilation Volume One (Ear Candy 2012) N —Pay-what-you-want download: http://earcandy.bandcamp.com/album/ear-candy-holiday-compilation-volume-oneBuy it!
The Fantasy Four “How I Spent My Christmas Vacation” from A Very Bert Dax Christmas, vol. 1 (The Bert Dax Cavalcade Of Stars) LBuy it!
Grace Basement “A Kiss for All the World” from KDHXmas Vol. 2 (KDHX 2012) N LBuy it!
Run D.M.C “Christmas In Hollis” from A Very Special Christmas (A&M 1992) —Nothing rings my holiday bells like this song. Learn it, sing it to your kids, find a horn section to follow you around.Buy it!
Treacherous Three “Xmas Rap” from soundtrack to 'Beat Street' (Sugarhill 1984) —If memory serves this scene in the movie is Doug E Fresh's break out moment.Buy it!
Guster “Donde Esta Santa Claus?” from Donde Esta Santa Claus? - Single (Reprise 2004) —This tune is 50 or so years old.Buy it!
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “X'Mas Time (It Sure Doesn't Feel Like It)” from We Won't Be Home for Christmas - EP (Hip-O)Buy it!
The Boy Least Likely To “Christmas Isn't Christmas” from The Christmas Special (The Boy Least Likely To 2010)Buy it!
Eels “Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas” from Useless Trinkets-B Sides, Soundtracks, Rarieties and Unreleased 1996-2006 (Geffen) —Yes it is.Buy it!
The Descendents “Christmas Vacation” from I Don't Want To Grow Up (SST 1985) —The melodic side of Milo.Buy it!
Gentleman Auction House “On The Rooftop” from Christmas In Love - EP (Emergency Umbrella 2008) —This song kicks ass.Buy it!
Paul Westerberg “Always In a Manger” from D.G.T (Dry Wood 2009)Buy it!
Hem “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” from Do You Hear What I Hear? (Nettwerk)Buy it!
Sum 41 vs Tenacious D “Things I Want” from Swallow My Eggnog (KROQ)Buy it!
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