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