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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

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A Christmas mix

Photo va ICHCI Can Has Cheezburger?One thing I don’t understand is how all the songs and celebrations about how great Winter is are all tied to Christmas, and as such are over and done with just FOUR DAYS into the season. Leaving those of us in the northern climes, at least, with another three months of utter meteorological desolation and no pop cultural respite. What, I ask you, is up with that?

Anyway.

I’m on holiday for the next week and a half as of this afternoon – my first “Christmas vacation” in many, many years. I’m quite excited. I have big plans. I’m cleaning the apartment. Exciting. And so I’ll leave you with a hodge-podge of Christmas tunes I’ve collected over the years… most of which I’ve posted in years past, but hey – it’s only once a year and I don’t really make a habit of actively seeking out Christmas songs anyway. To be honest, they kinda bug me. Bah, humbug.

Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate, happy statutory holiday to those of you who don’t.

MP3: Neil Halstead – “The Man In The Santa Suit”
MP3: Raveonettes – “Come On Santa”
MP3: Jenn Grant – “O Holy Night”
MP3: Richard Hawley – “Silent Night”
MP3: Cocteau Twins – “Winter Wonderland”
MP3: George & Antony – “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”
MP3: Asobi Seksu – “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight)
MP3: Velocity Girl – “Merry X-Mas, I Love You”
MP3: Ivy – “Christmas Time Is Here”

By : Frank Yang at 7:54 am
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  1. James says:

    Merry Christmas Frank! Not downloading this Christmas crap, though. :)

  2. Chris says:

    Enjoy your vacation and your soon-to-be-clean apartment! I’m not a huge fan of Christmas music, but I put together sort of mix (via links) a week or two ago. I highly recommend Chris Hatfield’s “Born Again Pagan” and Lightning Love’s “Holiday.”

  3. eugene says:

    Anyone know where I can find the Belle & Sebastian X-Mas Peel Session?

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  6. Bruce says:

    Now that the day has (just barely) passed for this year, and at the risk of getting all Narnia on you, here’s to musically celebrating winter in a Christmas-free way: how about almost all of Bjork’s Vespertine? “Frosti” alone can wordlessly conjure up an idyllic trek through the snow, sounding like a xylophone played on icicles. And, closer to home, any number of Weakerthans tunes have winter imagery at their chilly cores.

    Anyone care to add to the list?