Listen: Alternative Christmas Playlist


Love them or hate them, Christmas songs are a big part of the festive period. So to avoid hearing ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ everywhere you turn, we’ve perfected the best alternative Christmas playlist. From the nostalgic classics of Doris Day and Otis Redding, to less familiar Surfjan Stevens and Summer Camp covers, our playlist will be sure to get you in the festive mood.

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Silent Night - Surfjan Stevens
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Slow Club
I Wish It Was Christmas Today - Julian Casablancas
Xmas Time Is Here Again - My Morning Jacket
Christmas Wrapping - Summer Camp
Frosty the Snowman - Fiona Apple
Christmas Must Be Tonight - Bahamas
That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! - Surfjan Stevens
It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas - Fruit Bats
Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten
Santa Claus Is Back In Town - My Morning Jacket
Ringing the Bells for Jim - Johnny Cash
Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole
Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Boxing Day Blues (Revisited) - Courtney Barnett
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald & Bing Crosby
Carol Of The Bells - the bird and the bee
‘Zat You, Santa Claus? - Louis Armstrong & The Commanders
Last Christmas -  Summer Camp
I’ll Be Home For Christmas - She & Him
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Doris Day and Frank DeVol & His Orchestra
Father Christmas - The Kinks
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) - Ramones
Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
The White Season - Still Corners
Jingle Bell Rock - Rogue Wave
Christmas Everyday - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
White Christmas - Otis Redding

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