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Christmas Songs
Christmas Countdown Day 5: Rock and Roll Santa by Yo La Tengo

Christmas Countdown Day 5: Rock and Roll Santa by Yo La Tengo

They've just wrapped up their Hannukah shows this December 5 - playing Christmas songs nonetheless. So we're featuring Yo La Tengo for today's indie Christmas countdown. The track comes from Yo La Tengo's 2002 album 'Merry Christmas From Yo La Tengo'. Originally done...

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Christmas Countdown Day 4: Just Like Christmas by Low

Christmas Countdown Day 4: Just Like Christmas by Low

For Day 4, we've gone late nineties indie rock with the a song from Low's 1999 Christmas album. As a gift to fans, the Minnesotan band released this 8-track EP and introduced us to the indie holiday staple - Just Like Christmas: Just recently, they played this track...

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Christmas Countdown Day 2: Fireside

Christmas Countdown Day 2: Fireside

Fireside comes to us as a collaboration from three young artists: Tancred, Jenny Owen Youngs and John Mark Nelson. We typically find a lot Christmas song covers this season, but occasionally a nice new holiday tune comes our way and it's hard not to share....

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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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