I like Christmas music, I really do. But every convenience store, airport, grocery store, shopping mall, etc. has been playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on repeat since Thanksgiving, and if I have to hear it one more time I will personally set out to ruin Mariah Carey’s Christmas. Because she’s ruining mine.
Okay, okay, perhaps that’s a tad dramatic. In any case, I’ve compiled a list of Christmas songs performed by some of my favorite indie and alternative artists. They provide a nice alternative to the Christmas renditions we’re forced to hear every holiday season.
1. Dr. Dog “Christmas Party” Oh my Christmas Tree [EP]
2. Sufjan Stevens “Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!” Songs for Christmas
3. Jimmy Eat World “Last Christmas” Bleed American
4. Julian Casablancas “I Wish it Was Christmas Today” Single
5. Arcade Fire “Jingle Bell Rock” Single
6. Andrew Bird “Old Lang Syne” Holidays Rock
7. She & Him “Baby It’s Cold Outside” A Very She & Him Christmas
8. Mayer Hawthorne “Christmas Time is Here” Single
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!