I hope everyone's enjoying the holidays. Here are some tracks I listen to a lot these days, to get into the christmas mood - my alternative/indie rock Christmas playlist!
Eels - Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
Eels - Christmas Is Going to the Dogs
"Baby Jesus, born to rock." - "Get off your sled and go to bed - don't you ever tire?". Mr. E, of the US alternative rockers Eels, knows how to rock my Christmas!
Drawing Constellations - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Ooh Baby)
Drawing Constellations - Chestnuts Roasting
Canadian indie rockers Drawing Constellations do a couple of awesome and very fresh-feeling takes on two christmas classics.
Erlend Øye - Last Christmas
A track from one of Norwegian Erlend Øye's (of Kings of Convenience and Whitest Boy Alive) acoustic solo shows. He too does a cover of a Christmas song I'm quite tired of, but does a very sweet interpretation of the song. I'm honestly not very fond of WHAM at all, but Øye manages to turn this cheesy 80s hit into something completely different - something beautiful!
Mew - She Came Home For Christmas
Danish indie/prog rockers Mew wrote this gem in the mid-nineties, and it has been released as a Christmas single over and over again between 1997 and 2003 in Denmark and the rest of the world. Here's the 2003 version from their breakthrough album Frengers. A sweet ballad that will ensure Christmas mood!
of Montreal - Christmas isn't safe for animals
Psychedelic indie poppers of Montreal, from Athens, Georgia, just being their usual weird selves. This quirky Christmas song is really charming!