The Strange Holiday Mix – 2023

This is my annual playlist of new-to-me tracks, added to my collection of holiday music. Stuff I can stand to hear in heavy rotation this time of year.

Definitely not the far-too-cheery, often annoying dreck you’re likely to hear in the supermarket and mall.

Whatever your taste in music, I hope you have a collection that makes you happy always ready to go, all year long.

If you subscribe to Apple Music, this particular playlist can be found here. Otherwise, I’m pretty sure all these tracks can be found on whatever streaming service you have. Enjoy!

  1. What Christmas Means to Me – Hannah Waddingham
  2. Winter White – A Fine Frenzy
  3. My Grown-Up Christmas List – David Foster & Katharine McPhee
  4. Love the Holidays – Old 97’s
  5. Groovy Xmas – The Linda Lindas
  6. What Will Santa Claus Say When He Finds Everybody Swinging? – Steampunk
  7. Under the Christmas Lights – Kaelyn Kastle & Dallas Austin
  8. La-le-lu (Nur der Mann im Mond schaut zu) – Till Brönner, Frank Chastenier & Christian Von Kaphengst
  9. This Christmas Day – Jeremy Kushnier
  10.  Snow Waltz – Lindsey Stirling
  11. The Christmas Waltz – Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
  12. The Season’s Upon Us – Dropkick Murphys
  13. Here It Is Christmastime – Kevin Bacon & Old 97’s
  14. How Do You Spell Channukkahh? – The LeeVees
  15. Christmas Ain’t What It Used to Be – Jacqui Naylor
  16. All the Gifts I Need – JD McPherson
  17. Not Another Christmas Song – blink-182
  18. Good Morning Blues (I Wanna See Santa Claus) – Steampunk
  19. A Willie Nice Christmas (feat. Willie Nelson) – Kacey Musgraves
  20. Ice Storm – Lindsey Stirling
  21. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Till Brönner, Frank Chastenier & Christian Von Kaphengst
  22. Wish You Well – A Fine Frenzy
  23. Father Christmas – Jacqui Naylor
  24. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Caity Gyorgy

The photo is of Jeff Goldblum (at the piano) and members of the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, borrowed from a 2022 review in Variety. It’s seemingly an odd collaboration between the actor and some top-notch jazz musicians, but it works. Jeff is serious about his music.

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