The Stranger-Than-Usual Holiday Mix, 2012

As the title says, this year’s holiday playlist, currently in heavy rotation on the iDevices, is a little stranger than usual. Although it has a little taste of tradition towards the end, the list is still completely Glee-free. And just because I’m in that kind of mood, a couple of bonus tracks tangentially related to the season.

  1. ¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe! – The Killers
  2. Eight Days a Week – The Bobs
  3. Come On Santa – The Raveonettes
  4. Christmas is Just Around the Corner – Barry Manilow
  5. One Wish This Christmas – Nikki Yanofsky
  6. Peace on Earth – Brian Wilson
  7. Santa Stole My Lady – Fitz & The Tantrums
  8. Winter Night – Little & Ashley
  9. Must Be Santa – Bob Dylan
  10. The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball – The Killers
  11. Calling on Mary – Aimee Mann
  12. All I Want for Christmas – Vic and Nick
  13. Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad – Michael Bublé and Thalia
  14. Let’s Make This Christmas Mean Something – The Bobs
  15. A Great Big Sled – The Killers
  16. Fruitcake – The Superions
  17. My Dear Acquaintance – Regina Spektor
  18. Stille Nacht – King’s Singers
  19. There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In – Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Feist, John Legend, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson
  20. Very Merry Christmas – Dave Barnes
  21. Angels We Have Heard on High – Brian Setzer
  22. Holiday Medley – Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Just to add a little more diversity…

Atheists Don’t Have No Songs – Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers

And for all the Mayans out there…

It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - REM

Whatever you celebrate this time of year, enjoy.

Comments

  1. says

    So pleased to see you included the Bobs. First concert I saw w/my then-girlfriend, now-wife, many many moons ago on the banks of the Old Raritan.

    And may I suggest “Christmas Wrapping” by the Waitresses? I know it gets a lot of play, but it’s still awesome. (Or did you have that one in an older list?)

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