Aye, turn on the radio and listen to a shit song (apart from Jona Lewie - he is a Christmas God). The same old Micky Bubbles ruining something Sinatra probably ruined himself 50 years earlier. Don't get us started on Carey - the only one we're interested in is Jim and he's not in any Christmas films this year anyway. It's all drab. So here's the alternative. And yes, this is nothing new either but we've got better taste than Rolling Stone magazine so shurrup!!! Merry Christmas and all that, go...
The Felice Brothers - Carriage (The lonesome Christmas)
One for the Country lovers, this is what we imagine is played in the Catskill Mountain Country bars where Christmas cheer is lacking. Toast Grandpa Felice!
Courtney Barnett - Boxing Day Blues (Revisited) (The indie Christmas)
A spooky, warming riff which sums up how average Christmas can be, especially after a shift in the pub (probably). We do feel sorry for that abandoned tree!
Pixies - Winterlong (The 90's Christmas)
Isn't this a nice track? The B-Side to the very warm sounding Dig For Fire, we think this could be the best forgotten winter ballad on the list. Frank Black AKA Santa?
Jonnie Common -Yippee-ki-yay, Father Christmas (The modern Christmas classic)
This is a modern Christmas classic of our times. We raved about Jonnie Common's Die Hard tribute last year, and indeed about him all of this year!
Okkervil River - Listening To Otis Redding At Home... (The casual Christmas one)
This is the tune which is all about those slow, lingering times only a Christmas holiday can offer. It's dark, it's long, it's poetic, it's beautiful, it's Christmaaaaaas?
Belle and Sebastian - Winter Wooskie (The best Christmas song)
Who's that girl? Only Belle and Sebastian could do a winter warmer like this. Trust me, this is the one which will become addictive after going through the list!
Malcolm Middleton - We're All Going To Die (The Christmas cool)
The boy with the Arab strap wins the prize for the coolest Christmas video of all time. Watch Middleton tear up the streets with some tinsel and a bell. Enjoy!!