Alternative Christmas Songs

In terms of music, the word ‘alternative’ gets bandied around a lot, as does ‘indie’. I guess we need labels for most things in life and like those on jars of food in your kitchen, they eventually become less clear and blurry until eventually, the content does not match them anymore.

Anyway, having posted a list of 2012 albums yesterday, I thought I would stay with the list theme, keep festive, and share some less traditional Christmas music with you.

Half Man Half Biscuit – All I Want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit

 

Tom Waits – Silent Night/Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis

 

Daniel Johnston – Rock Around the Christmas Tree

 

Josh Rouse – Christmas with Jesus

 

The Cocteau Twins – Frosty the Snowman

 

Stina Nordenstam - Soon After Christmas

 

The Flaming Lips – Christmas at the Zoo

 

The Wedding Present (featuring Simone White) - Holly Jolly Hollywood

 

Lou Reed – Christmas in February

 

Willard Grant Conspiracy – Christmas in Nevada

 

The Polyphonic Spree – The Christmas Song

 

The Cocteau Twins – Winter Wonderland

 

The Fall – Hark the Herald Angels Sing

 

The American Dollar – War on Christmas

 

John Prine – Christmas in Prison

 

The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I don’t Want to Fight Tonight)

 

Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time

 

Sufjan Stevens – That was the Worst Christmas Ever

 
Low – Just Like Christmas