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Christmas Songs
Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree by The Magnetic Fields

Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree by The Magnetic Fields

Since it's Christmas Day, we wrap up the Christmas countdown - this year with the Magnetic Fields song Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree. As a band who's been in the business for more than 20 years and has only ever gotten due credit in the last five years, I feel...

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No Better Time by Natalie Prass

Nashville artist Natalie Prass is the newest addtion to your holiday soundtrack this year. The song's got that old-timey vibe, which is perfect background music for my gift-wrapping session tonight with some hot chocolate waiting by my side. It also works well if you...

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A Favorite Christmas Gag Gift by Half-Handed Cloud

A Favorite Christmas Gag Gift by Half-Handed Cloud

This song comes from Sounds Familyre's yearly Christmas tradition - A Familyre Christmas, which is now on its third volume. It's available as a free download here, where you can also check out previous albums from the past years. Among the roster of artists in the...

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Feels Like Christmas by The Jooles

Feels Like Christmas by The Jooles

To counter any effects that the last post may have in contributing to winter depression... and since I have a reason to celebrate as I turn a year older today - December 21st's Christmas Song of the Day is a sunshiney tune from Berlin retro-band The Jooles. Nothing...

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Santa Fucking Claus and Other Christmas Tunes

Santa Fucking Claus and Other Christmas Tunes

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...

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The Snow Angel and the Icicle Sword by Ian McGlynn

The Snow Angel and the Icicle Sword by Ian McGlynn

I'm retro-posting since I wasn't able to get this out yesterday. Nonetheless, this late post is still special since marks the 15th song in the Christmas countdown as well as my little boy Paolo's birthday 🙂 Another thing that's special about this is that it comes...

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Christmas Smiles and a Cure for Cancer

Christmas Smiles and a Cure for Cancer

I have a soft spot for cure for cancer causes and simply anything about kids -- so when this song ended up in our mailbox, I couldn't pass up posting it. Of course, I had to hear the tune myself first, and seeing how the artist introduced herself as a 13-year old girl...

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It’s Christmas by Coconut Records

It’s Christmas by Coconut Records

Because I'm a firm believer of the power of the Schwartz(man) - here's Jason Schwartzman's holiday music offering via his indie music alter-ego Coconut Records. Of course, when I found out that Target was giving away free holiday music tunes from bands of the indie...

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Christmas Wrapping by Summer Camp

Continuing with our Christmas countdown, we've got tune from Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey also known as the indie pop duo, Summer Camp. This little helping comes off Moshi Moshi Records' 2010 Christmas EP called A Christmas Gift For You, which include tracks...

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Christmas Countdown Kickoff with WIAIWYA

Christmas Countdown Kickoff with WIAIWYA

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...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Oh! What A Christmas

Oh! What a Christmas by El Perro del Mar. Doing this Christmas countdown sure has made me realize that there are tons of fantastic Christmas themed indie albums out there. This single comes from El Perro del Mar's 2004 single release and was also included in another...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – The Holidays Behind Us

The Holidays Behind Us by Figurine. I certainly won't let the Christmas season pass by without including one of my favorite groups here on my Christmas list. Though Figurine's been inactive since 2006, they regrouped in 2008 to put out a single for the digital...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Twinkle

Twinkle by Nina Hynes. This cute little tune is something that you'll want to cozy up to the fireplace with. The single also included in last year's Indiecater Record's An Indiecater Christmas. So, if you're aching for new Christmas tunes to set the mood this holiday...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Christmas on the Beach

 Christmas on the Beach by Irene. I wish I could spend Christmas on the beach - only if it wouldn't mean hypothermia when wading through the icy cold waves. I dedicate this to my sister, who got snowed in yesterday at work. Though it may be freezing out there,...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Lonely This Christmas

A cover of Mud's 1974 Christmas classic Lonely This Christmas by my favorite retro-band Lucky Soul. As with other Christmas treats here, the song is offered as a free download at their record label's site - a gift to all you fans of Ruffa Lane Records artists. This is...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Xmassacre

XMASSACRE by Sydney Australia's death+taxes. What can I say, I have a soft spot for dance tracks and Futurama. Taking it's inspiration from Futurama's Xmas Episode, where in the future, Santa is a murderous robot - this single combines Christmas classics such as...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – One Christmas Catalogue

A wonderful cover of the Captain Sensible Christmas classic - One Christmas Catalogue by Apple Orchard. Listening to it just brings back sweet early 80's childhood memories.  This tune is also included in the Holly, Ivy and Mistletunes Christmas compilation over...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Flowers for Albion

Flowers for Albion by Parenthetical Girls.  This cheery tune is all about a non-cheerful event which was the Manchester Christmas Blitz of 1940. Flowers for Albion is one half of the their two song Christmas offering called Christmas Creep available for a free...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy by The Dandy Warhols - when it's Christmas Time, it's all about sprucing up old Christmas classics. The Dandy  Warhols are also wrapping up their shows  this year, so if you want to see them perform their own rendition of the Little...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Winter Song

A little helping of Americana with Winter Song by Jaime Michaels. This single (along with December 7th's Christmas single, George Bailey) is part of the The Alternate Root's First Annual Holiday Music Reader Appreciation Sampler.So, if you're in the mood for listening...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day – Christmas TV

From my favorite folk-pop duo - Slow Club with Christmas TV. This single was a free Christmas download in 2008 at Last.fm, and now it's back in a new Slow Club EP called Christmas, Thanks for Nothing. If you're a sucker for duets, cute and lovely ones at that, you...

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Christmas Indie Single of the Day : Listen to the Choir Sing

From New Jersey singer / songwriter Ian McGlynn, with Listen to the Choir Sing.  This song would be a lovely complement to a nice, frosty Sunday afternoon in the Christmas season. If you're craving to listen to something a bit more classic sounding in terms of...

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