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Christmas Countdown Kickoff with WIAIWYA

by Cris


Just when you thought it was never going to happen, here we are a again (albeit one day late) — it’s the Christmas countdown! Since I had loads of fun last year doing the 25 Indie Songs of Christmas, here we are with my favorite Christmas  tradition, where we feature one indie Christmas tune a day to count down the days until Christmas.

To make up yesterday’s absence of Christmas posts, we’ve got two tunes off WIAIWYA‘s album download of the month – Christmastime, Approximately. The first song is from Eux Autres with  “Teenage Christmas”, which fills me with all sorts of nostalgia as I remember my own teenage Christmas to the tune of 90’s inspired grungy guitars.

Teenage Christmas

The second song to wrap up today’s Christmas song countdown is from Help Stamp Out Loneliness with their winter wonderland-lovely, sleigh bell-happy song “Just Like Xmas (In Cottonopolis)”.

Just Like Xmas (In Cottonopolis)

Be sure to check out the album at WIAIWYA’s site, that has tons more songs that could actually fill up a hug chunk of our Christmas countdown 🙂

To give me an excuse to check my emails (which I haven’t done for a few months now  — oops!) — if you have Christmas songs to share for our countdown, you know where to send them 😉

 *photo courtesy of my friend Boots and the folks at Carousel Theatre in Granville Island who made such a lovely snow elephant during last Thursday’s snow day