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Santa Fucking Claus and Other Christmas Tunes

by Cris Puno


by
Cris Puno





To keep with the holiday theme (as well as get the Christmas countdown going), it’s time for List Addicts The Christmas Edition. This week, we not only have a list of holiday tunes from your favorite up-and-coming indie bands – but we also have some mellowed out tunes to bring variety to your Christmas playlist and get some introspective thinking going on. So bring out the scotch and sit in your comfy thinking chair (clear out any sleeping pills or sharp objects though, you don’t want to be thinking too hard at this time of the year). Here are five tunes you can listen to, if you want to celebrate in a more sombre fashion this holiday season –

1. Santa Fucking Claus by Johnny Foreigner

Johnny Foreigner released this nice little Christmas tune as a suprise gift to their fans. As a backgrounder, the band writes:  We had a bum end of to the year with a few shows being snowed off, and instead of (as well as) sitting round listlessly catching up on misfits and walking dead, we made a christmas hit single. I can certainly relate – but instead of making a Christmas hit single, I sat around listlessly and caught up on Misfits. All I can say is: Damn, that show is getting really good! They totally set the bar up with shagging gorillas and homicidal dairy charmers. But you know what, although watching Misfits was entertaining, it  wasn’t the one that made me feel a little bit better with my holiday blues – it was this song. So thank you Johnny Foreigner, I hope you guys have a great Christmas ahead 😉

2. Santa Claus Ain’t Comin To Town by The Elves of Heaven

This song is one up from mellow as it blends in melancholy’s favorite partner – bitterness. It’s a spin on the classic (and usually joyful) tune ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’. The Elves of Heaven – a holiday supergroup headed by Martin Clancy, plug in their own lyrics to everyone’s favorite holiday tune and transform it into a song that’s a fitting anthem for those experiencing the not-so-best Christmas of their lives.

3. The Christmas Family Tree by Cineplexx and Ally Kerr

Scottish singer Ally Kerr and Cineplexx team up for this nostalgic song about Christmas memories shared under the Christmas Family Tree – a fake Christmas tree in particular, with a lot of bitersweet memories attached to it. To anyone who’s ever longed for the days of their childhood Christmas – this one is for you.

4. Spend This Day by Wintercoats

This Christmas inspired tune from Aussie solo artist Wintercoats is the perfect night cap to any introspective thinking sessions during the holidays. It’s a relaxing tune that will give you that wintry cool feeling that can entice you into a nice peaceful slumber which (hopefully) leads up to a great Christmas morning.

5. It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop by Frightened Rabbit

An indie Christmas countdown won’t be complete without a Frightened Rabbit holiday tune. If you listen closely to the lyrics – it fully encapsulates the whole holiday experience of forgiving, forgetting and just taking a break from everything. Too bad it only lasts til Christmas. We can’t really have Christmas every day – can we?