So far a lot of these songs are from last year (or years past), hell I even recycled the photo. I’ll do my best to update this mix as new songs appear. I love these songs. They are some of the best Christmas songs you’re likely to hear and for a large part they are ones I’ve dug up first. So Enjoy and Merry Christmas (three weeks early).
P.S. Here’s the zip (http://www.multiupload.com/SJCFAH5LN4)
P.P.S. If you are really hard up for more Christmas music you can check out the roots leaning Christmas sampler over at my other site Songs:Illinois.
12/13/10 and a half UPDATE
Oh Snap! I just found this song from Parker Lewis singing “All Alone On Christmas” via the Italian blog Polaroid. I guess it was recorded for this blog. I love Parker Lewis and this whole mix is outstanding. Click here to get the whole Christmas-y compilation (also features Shout Out Louds).
12/13/10 UPDATE This Christmas song was originally meant for friends of Linnea and Joel formerly of Tupelo Honeys. It was released to friends in 2007. Now Tupelo Honeys has morphed into the Swedish band The Forest and The Trees and they’ve decided to release this song for everyone.
The guys at Art Acoustic sent me their little original electronic Christmas song, “Christmas In The Woods”; it’s a great addition to the mix. Thanks guys.
The Swedish band Holmes originally released this song in 2007 as a sort of Christmas card in audio format to friends and family. This season it’s getting a wider release thanks to the band and Bandcamp (where it can be downloaded for free).
I should have had these three songs in the mix long before this but I’m just getting organized. If you have any other songs you think are missing email them to me at cbonnell (@) gmail.com.
Bossa nova beats, chill vocals, and a summertime Christmas theme. Perfect for our first update to this years xmas mix. The Ocean Tango is a collaboration between “French pop craftsman Louis Philippe and Swedish art-pop conceptualists Testbild!”
Christmas in July – The Ocean Tango
Snow Angel – Kate And After
It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring) – Lisa Millberg
Christmas In July – Ossian Ekenger
All I Want For Christmas – The Genuine Fakes
A Chistmas Duel – The Hives Vs. Cyndi Lauper
Carol for The Lonely – Sofia Talvik
Anorak Christmas – Sally Shapiro
X-mas Carol NYC – Parker Lewis
Oh What A Christmas – El Perro Del Mar
Oh Sweet Christmas! – Oh Sweet Music!
I-Pod Xmas – Hello Saferide
Christmas On The Beach – Irene
Holy Night – Thomas Denver Johnsson
All These Winter Nights – Higher Elevations
Christmas Peace – Shade Tree
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bobby Baby
This Christmas (If You Come Back) – The Carny
A Blue Christmas – The Perishers
Bon Jovis Jollat – Montt Mardie
Christmas Reindeer – The Knife
Last Christmas – Le Sport, Montt Mardie, Mr Suitcase
Christmas Day – Strayfolk
Poetry for the Winter – Komon (hopped up twee on adrenline)
Jingle Jangle Christmas – Metro Jets
Snodde Julen I Är – Ish (Sophie Rimheden and CK)
Run Away With Me – Jens Lekman
Christmas On The Dancefloor – Sophia and Sophia (Rimheden & Talvik)