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Have Yourself An Alternative Christmas


Sure, you love Christmas music as much as the next person. And the classics are classics for a reason. But I get it – your ears are ringing (and not in a festive way) every time you hear "Christmas Shoes.” Have no fear! Here are some alternative holiday tunes to keep you company this season.


Songs for Christmas – Sufjan Stevens

This box set alone could last you through the holidays & into the New Year. Never the type to half-ass something, Sufjan didn’t just record a Christmas album…he recorded five. This Christmas collection features a variety of originals and covers, all in the style of the musical wizard that is Sufjan Stevens. Recorded over a span of five years (and originally released only as gifts to family members), you can stream this entire symphonic Christmas catalog for free on his bandcamp here. Don’t miss the very Sufjan-esque original “That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!




A Very She & Him Christmas - She & Him

Who knew that the classic scene in Elf where Zooey Deschanel sings “Baby It’s Cold Outside” would be the start of something? Fans of that sweet serenade will certainly enjoy Zooey’s music project, She & Him, and their new Christmas album. Released this fall, A Very She & Him Christmas features 12 classic Christmas covers. Listeners will enjoy the calm, retro-throwback style of She & Him’s sound – it’d make a great soundtrack for a cozy holiday evening near the fire.



This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday, Volume 2 – Various Artists


This compilation of holiday songs from Brushfire Records features some artists that should be familiar to Triple M listeners – Rogue Wave, G. Love, and Jack Johnson to name a few. Don’t miss up-and-coming darling Zee Avi’s addition, “Frosty the Snowman.” And if you dig her sound, check out her song “The Book of Morris Johnson” as a next step.
 
 


Take a peak at the Fresh New Music Blog next week for more random holiday tunes to add to your Christmas playlist...




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