Listen: 20 Christmas songs from rock, hip-hop and indie artists that don’t suckBy Matt Miller | December 5th, 2013 | 2 comments
There’s only so many times you can listen to renditions of “White Christmas,” “Santa Baby” or “Silent Night” before going insane. And don’t make the argument that it’s only once a year, because if you’ve worked in retail, been shopping, watched TV or left your house between mid-November to early January, you’ve heard these songs enough times to fill half a lifetime.
Why don’t we listen to any modern, original Christmas music? Well, the problem is most contemporary Christmas music is pretty sickening — such as “Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas,” which is seriously a Christmas album by the “Duck Dynasty” cast.
So in order to put some newness in your holiday season this year, we put together a list of 20 contemporary original Christmas songs from rock, hip-hop and indie artists that don’t suck.
Sufjan Stevens — “Christmas Unicorn”
Julian Casablancas — “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”
Kanye West — “Christmas In Harlem”
Beach House — “I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun”
The Magnetic Fields — “Everything is One Big Christmas Tree”
Snoop Dogg — “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto”
LCD Soundsystem — “Oh You (Christmas Blue)”
Death Cab for Cutie — “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Best Coast & Wavves — “Got Something For You”
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