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A Playlist for Christmas (and Every Happy Holiday)

Tunes for Good Tidings

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The holidays will be twice as nice with festive jams from your favorite indie rockers.

Just like Christmas,” by Low
(The gingerbread cookies are warm from the oven.)

The Christmas Song,” by The Raveonettes
(Slow dancing under the mistletoe.)

Fairytale of New York,” by Stars
(For drunkenly swinging mugs of eggnog into the wee hours.)

The First Song,” by Band of Horses
(Sometimes you just want to wallow.)

The Blizzard,” by Camera Obscura
(This lovely cover makes us sentimental about natural disasters.)

She Came Home for Christmas,” by Mew
(A hauntingly beautiful song.)

Reindeer,” by The Knife
(Did you expect any different from Karin Andersson?)

I Saw Three Ships,” by Sufjan Stevens
(Perfect for the gift exchange.)

Candy Cane Children,” by The White Stripes
(Only Jack White can make the holidays sound sexy.)

Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight),” by The Ramones
(Dedicated to the thorn in your side.)

Rock of Ages,” by Ben Kweller
(For pops.)

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” by Death Cab for Cutie
(A melancholy tune to tug at your heartstrings.)

A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn’t So),” by The Flaming Lips
(Peace on Earth.)

Christmas Song,” by Mogwai
(To get you into the spirit of things.)

All I Want for Christmas,” by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
(You’re a kid at heart.)

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