Although I love the Shins, their version of a Paul McCartney holiday song, and the idea of it being the #1 holiday song, I have to admit I’m a tad suspect.
If we are living in a world in which the Shins can have the #1 holiday song, then I’d like to make the world a holiday mixtape… with these amazing holiday songs (in no particular order) in hopes these will make the #1 list someday.
Do you have any we should add to this list?
- Princess Superstar – “Xmas Swagger” (youtube)
- Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler – “Home For The Holidays” (youtube)
- Eux Autres – “Another Christmas At Home” (youtube)
- Darren Hanlon – “Spend Christmas Day With Me” (youtube)
- Billy Squier – “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” (youtube)
- Exohxo – “Snoopy’s Christmas (featuring Colin McBride)” (soundcloud)
Sidenote: Make sure to also check out these songs from their fabulous, Seattle-star-filled holiday album:
- The Wedding Present – “Step Into Christmas” (youtube)
- ballboy – “Merry Christmas to the Drunks, Merry Christmas to the Lovers” (bandcamp)
- Math and Physics Club – “It Must Be Christmas” (soundcloud)
- Six Cents and Natalie – “Secret Santa (You Could Be The One)” (youtube)
- The Kinks – “Father Christmas” (youtube)
- The Ramones – “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” (youtube)
- Allo Darlin’ – “Will You Please Spend New Years With Me?” (bandcamp)
- Sunturns – “Electric Christmas” (bandcamp)
- Bears – “Merry Christmas Have a Happy New Year” (bandcamp)
- Wham! – “Last Christmas” (youtube)
Here are some videos to watch on repeat:
This one wins for best video:
A favorite – spot the John Roderick Santa!
I feel like he’s saying “Merry Christmas” right to me!
And in case you haven’t heard the Shin’s version of “Wonderful Christmastime” – enjoy!
Top photo: Santa John Roderick. Photo credit: Laura Duffy