Sick of the usual musical fare blasted at you incessantly since after Halloween, but still want some, shall we say, “Seasonally Appropriate” songs to get you in the spirit?
Allow me to assist. Here are some of my top picks of sometimes strange but always charming tunes fit for the Horror-days:
Christmas with the Snow – Marah (Last.fm)
This one has it all, but without the saccharine sentiment – snowball fights, merry gentlemen, snow angels, and a rockin’ beat and ridiculously catchy chorus that is a brilliant companion to snarfing heavily spiked eggnog with friends and family.
“3 generations in the kitchen, all at once” From Workman’s great album of Christmas originals, this one beautifully captures those cherished moments with the whole fan-damily when you aren’t at each others throats.
I Haven’t Got You (Anything for Christmas) - Bo Pepper (Youtube)
A holiday break-up/missing you song? Sure, why not! Features the line “when you’re stuffing the turkey, do you think of me?”. That alone should rocket indie Bo Pepper out of obscurity.
Robot Ponies – Laura Barrett (Youtube)
“Christmas eve, 2053. Underneath every little girls tree… Robot Ponies”. This off-kilter, Kalimba based vision of Christmas future is funny and charming, and at the same time a great little statement on consumerism.
I know, right? Fountains of Wayne! From the guys who brought you the Porky’s-esque MILF glorifying ballad “Stacy’s Mom” comes a lovely folkish song that feels just like curling up in front of the fire on a cold Winter’s night.
Not really a Christmas song, but it has the word ‘Holiday’ in it, and it rocks. Blast this at the office party and you’ll be sure to stir things up.