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December 25, 2012 11:55 AM   Subscribe

An assortment of songs by various artists on a common theme: Eels - Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas

I made ya'll a mix
Full of holiday cheer
If you watch till the end,
You may shed a tear
For as Wayne and Isabel will soon tell you
The tragedy of Christmas is that it's one day in the year
So don't waste it like Yoko
Enjoy it while it's here
It's like life in that way
And as long as we're living,
It's good to share

The Raveonettes - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Morgan - Christmas in Waikiki
Martina Sorbara - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Smashing Pumpkins - Christmastime
Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter
Drugstore - Maybe at Christmas Time
Teenage Fanclub - Christmas Eve
B. Fleischmann - 24.12
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - All I Want for Christmas
Neko Case - Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis
Florence & The Machine - Last Christmas
The Raveonettes - Come On Santa
Belle & Sebastian - O Little Town of Bethlehem
Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland
The Ramones - Merry Christmas Baby (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)
Okkervil River- Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas
Frightened Rabbit - It's Christmas So We'll Stop
Corky & the Juice Pigs - Christmas Dreams
John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War is Over)
The Flaming Lips - A Change at Christmastime (Say It Isn't So)
Nat King Cole - The First Noel (via Survive Style Five+)
posted by byanyothername (13 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

Very nice! Mind if I add one?

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- Cold White Christmas

posted by orme at 12:03 PM on December 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

Oh, yay! Casiotone for the etc. etc.! Most of the fun of these kinds of threads is people posting their own additions.

Also, inevitably forgot one: Low - Just Like Christmas
posted by byanyothername at 12:07 PM on December 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

needs more Trans Siberian Orchestra ...
posted by philip-random at 12:43 PM on December 25, 2012

Thanks!!! I love the Eels.
posted by freakazoid at 3:51 PM on December 25, 2012

Have a full playlist on Spotify.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:41 PM on December 25, 2012

Love this song. Also,

The Walkmen -- No Christmas While I'm Talking
Emmy the Great & Lightspeed Champion -- Christmas in Prison
Sufjan Stevens -- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
Mary Gauthier -- Christmas In Paradise
Over the Rhine -- All I Ever Get for Christmas Is Blue
Mike Nicolai -- Christmas Is For Losers
Daniel Johnston -- Christmas In A Loony Bin
Leroy Carr -- Christmas In Jail, Ain't It A Pain
The Rhodes Kids -- Santa Loves Rock and Roll Music
How To Swim -- Sleighbells (Christmas Makes Me Blue)
Get Well Soon -- Christmas in Adventure Parks
The Staple Singers -- Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas
Master Slash Slave -- All I Want for Christmas
Belle and Sebastian -- Are You Coming Over for Christmas?
Typhoon -- Merry Christmas Anyways
Rotary Connection -- Christmas Connection
Paul Simon -- Getting Ready for Christmas Day
Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers -- Christ Was Born on Christmas Day
The Raveonettes -- The Christmas Song
The Flaming Lips -- Christmas At the Zoo
Mew -- She Came Home for Christmas
Asobi Seksu -- Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)
Slow Club -- Christmas TV
Blitzen Trapper -- Christmas Is Coming Soon
The Free Design -- Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas)
Frank Cosmo -- Merry Christmas

Most tracks originally shared with me by Mefi's own Kattullus
posted by likeatoaster at 6:40 PM on December 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

I'm sure I've said it before, in previous similar threads, but:

Vienna Teng -- The Atheist Christmas Carol
posted by jferg at 8:36 PM on December 25, 2012

The Dickies - Silent Night
The Vandals - Christmas
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) (the cover is okay, but come on)
The Damned - There Ain't No Sanity Clause
El Vez - Feliz Navidad
Fishbone - It's A Wonderful Life
Mojo Nixon - Trim Yo Tree
Crucial Youth - Santa Claus Is Coming (And You're On His List)
MxPx - Christmas Night Of The Living Dead
posted by lumpenprole at 11:07 PM on December 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

So where was this a week ago when I needed it, you bastards?
posted by ominous_paws at 3:38 AM on December 26, 2012

Keep on rockin', E. :)
posted by Drexen at 11:46 AM on December 26, 2012

Thanks for this thread. I am always looking for alternatives for Christmas ("Christmas Music That Doesn't Suck"). The Eels tune was already on my playlist, but many of these I shall survey.

P.S. List is absolutely useless without The Waitresses.
posted by NedKoppel at 6:17 PM on December 26, 2012

A few more:

Low - Just Like Christmas
Crash Test Dummies - Jingle Bells
Dance Hall Crashers - I Did It For The Toys
Jenny O. - Get Down for the Holidays
Weezer - O Holy Night
Mogwai - Christmas Song
Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today
posted by NedKoppel at 6:29 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

Gotta sneak in one more: Alex Chilton - Jesus Christ
posted by byanyothername at 2:55 PM on December 28, 2012

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